This picture-book biography of Ted Geisel chronicles the first 22 years of his life, highlighting his early influences and how they lead him to his life's work as Dr. Seuss. This is the first time it has been published in a paperback edition. Full-page paintings by the distinguished team of Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher and many spot illustrations from Dr. Seuss books further enhance Kathleen Krull's lively, fascinating text. A brief section highlights milestones in his grown-up life as Dr. Seuss. For anyone who grew up on books by Dr. Seuss, this is the one and only book about the boy who grew up to write them!
Award-winning author Kathleen Krull zeros in on the formative first 22 years of the life of Ted Geisel. This is the first picture book biography of Dr. Seuss, written especially for his young fans who want to know what made him tick. The animals in the zoo that his father ran and his fondness for drawing them, the injustices he suffered as the child of German immigrants, and his inherent sense of humor all fed into the imagination of this boy. He was a square peg in a round hole until he found that he could make a living doing exactly what he pleased—doodling and writing funny things about the world as he saw it.
The last section of the book outlines the important events in his adult life. In addition to the evocative paintings by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, the book is profusely decorated with art from Dr. Seuss books.