Geisel adopted the name “Dr. Seuss ” As a graduate of Dartmouth College and a graduate student at Oxford University. It left Oxford in 1927 to begin its career as illustrator and caricaturist for the Vanity Fair, the life, and several other publications. He also worked as an illustrator for advertising campaigns, especially for Flit and Standard Oil, and as a political cartoonist for the New York PM newspaper. He published his first children’s book and I think I saw him on Mulberry Street in 1937. During World War II, he took a brief parenthesis of children’s literature to illustrate political caricatures, and also worked in the animation and film Department of the United States Army, where he wrote, produced or encouraged many Productions-both live action and animated-including the death design, which later won the Oscar 1947 award for Best Documentary film.
After the war, Geisel returned to write children’s books, writing classics as if I ran the Zoo (1950), Horton hears a WHO! (1955), if I ran the Circus (1956), the Cat in the Hat (1957), as the Grinch stole Christmas! (1957), and Green Eggs and Ham (1960). He has published more than 60 books during his career, which has generated numerous adaptations, including 11 television specials, five feature films, a Broadway musical, and four television series.
Geisel won the Lewis Carroll Bookshelf Award in 1958 for Horton Hatches the egg and again in 1961 for and I think I saw him on Mulberry Street. Geisel’s birthday, on March 2, was adopted as the annual date for the National Reading Day throughout America, an initiative on reading created by the National Association of Education.