Dr. Seuss by Bumkins
"A person's a person, no matter how small"
Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss’ imaginative illustrations and rhymes have helped millions of children learn to read. Bumkins takes pride in continuing the Seuss legacy with Dr. Seuss, ensuring everything from the quality of each stitch and snap to the cozy comfort of our fabrics.
Theodor Geisel Bio - 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 the time. His cartoons also appeared in major magazines such as Life, Vanity Fair, and Liberty.
Geisel developed the idea for his first children's book in 1936 while on a vacation cruise. The rhythm of the ship's engine drove the cadence to And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.
"Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and delighted."
During World War II, Geisel joined the Army and was sent to Hollywood where he wrote documentaries for the military. During this time, he also created a cartoon called Gerald McBoing-Boing (1950) which won him an Oscar.
After the death of his first wife in 1967, Geisel married again on June 21, 1968 to Audrey Stone Dimond. Though he devoted most of his life to writing children's books, Geisel had no children of his own. He would say, when asked about this, "You have 'em; I'll entertain 'em."
Geisel published 44 children's books, which were often characterized by imaginative characters, rhyme, and frequent use of trisyllabic meter. His most celebrated books include the bestselling Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Horton Hears a Who!, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.
Geisel died of cancer on September 24, 1991, in San Diego, California. On December 1, 1995, four years after his death, UCSD's University Library Building was renamed Geisel Library in honor of Geisel and Audrey for the generous contributions they made to the library and their devotion to improving literacy.