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Take a look at these fantastic animal sculptures Dr. Seuss produced in the 1930s using “real animal parts including beaks, antlers and horns from deceased Forest Park Zoo animals where Seuss’s father was superintendent”.
You can even buy one!
Thanks to BoingBoing.
Horton Hears a Who will be the fist of Suess’s books to become a CG animation feature
Tasmanian politicians have got themselves into a flap about The Cat in the Hat…
No Place for Absurdity
By Eric Gibson
J.K. Rowling famously negotiated ironclad agreements with Warner Bros. to make sure that her Harry Potter books made it to the screen in the right way. (What you saw was what you read.) The stewards of Beatrix Potter have kept a watchful eye, too, permitting animated versions of her stories [...]
The lord of misrule
By Nicola Shulman
The British response to Dr Seuss has not, so far, been suitable reading for Ms Dimond-Cates. It may be that we have an embarrassment of excellent children’s writers of our own, whom we may take seriously instead, if we are so inclined; or it may be another aspect of our [...]
Hundreds attend ‘Seussentenial’ parties
The man who made the Grinch, Sam-I-Am and Bar-ba-loots household names was the inspiration for several local parties last week.
To celebrate the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, hundreds of Rolling Meadows residents attended separate parties March 2 and Saturday. A similar party in Palatine drew more [...]
Start with rhymes
By DAphne LeeAside from being easy on the ear, rhyming stories are also easy on the tongue although anyone who has grappled with Dr Seuss or Edward Lear’s deliciously madcap nonsense may beg to differ. My husband and I are forever arguing about the correct pronunciation of Lear’s Quangle Wangle Quee, but, as [...]
Dr. Seuss: Way past silliness
Though he died in 1991, Seuss seems more popular than ever. ‘The Cat in the Hat’ is now a movie. Thanks to the publicity from the film, the book has returned to the New York Times best-seller picture book list.The U.S. Postal Service is canceling stamps with Cat in the Hat [...]
Green eggs and subversion
Dr. Seuss. Even his name is a mystery. We all know the characters he created: the Grinch (which he claimed was a self-portrait), Horton the Elephant, the Star-Belly Sneetches, the Whos and, of course, his most famous creation, the Cat in the Hat, who springs to the silver screen across North America [...]
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