Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 2, 1904. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1925, he went to Oxford University, intending to acquire a doctorate in literature. At Oxford, Geisel met Helen Palmer, whom he wed in 1927. Upon his return to America later that year, Geisel published cartoons and humorous articles for Judge, the leading humor magazine in America at that time. His cartoons also appeared in major magazines such as Life, Vanity Fair, and Liberty. Geisel gained national exposure when he won an advertising contract for an insecticide called Flit. He coined the phrase, ""Quick, Henry, the Flit!"" which became a popular expression.
Geisel published his first children's book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, in 1937, after 27 publishers rejected it.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, an Academy Award, three Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and three Caldecott Honors, Geisel wrote and illustrated 44 books. While Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading.
A beautiful introduction to the world of Dr. Seuss - for babies, and babies-on-the-way! An artful adaptation of and introduction to Dr. Seuss's work, this beautiful hardback edition with matching slipcase is the perfect gift for babies, new parents, and those still expecting! Author Trish Rabe poetically explains the joys awaiting newborns when they meet the iconic characters of Dr. Seuss, with appearances from the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, and many other beloved Seuss characters. Written to be read aloud to babies and babies-to-be and based on the bestselling classic 'Oh, the Places You'll Go!', the book includes a brief introduction by Mrs. Dr. Seuss - Audrey Geisel - revealing how they were fascinated by the idea that babies could hear sounds while still in the womb, and might actually respond to the voices of their parents. A perfect gift for baby showers and newborns, Oh, Baby, the Places You'll Go! is the ideal way to nurture a love of reading and Dr. Seuss in the very youngest children!