The World of Dr Seuss

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This slideshow features some gorgeous art from the hugely talented and, in my opinion, little appreciated Dr Seuss. Really, I know his work is still in demand and all but how often do we pause to think of him as the gifted and surprising artist he was? I always adored his books and the pictures really fed into my imagination and created a world of wonder and delight. Book illustrations contribute so much toward the finished article yet they are almost an overlooked resource. For all the illustrators out there, here’s looking at you, kid.

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Published by Jill London

Hi, I’m Jill, a writer and teacher living in the UK, usually behind a desk but sometimes on a sofa with a book or a film. I began writing at around age three, legibly by five, although I didn’t write any stories until I was older. Aged eleven, I began writing children’s fiction, mostly middle-grade fantasy and I’m still doing it to this day. I have had stories published online and in My Weekly magazine. The best bit about writing is when ideas pop into your head (from the writing fairy presumably?) and everything starts clipping together like a jigsaw puzzle. The worst bit? When you start to get the feeling there's a piece missing from the box...

20 thoughts on “The World of Dr Seuss

  1. Have you ever read “What was I scared of?” BEST Dr. Seuss story–really weird about a pair of free standing pants that the narrator’s afraid of–when he cries for help the pants get scared and start crying too.


    1. You know, I only just heard about that the other day! I love coincidences 🙂 and I love weird too (as you’ve probably guessed) so I’ll be watching out for that!


  2. We *love* Dr Seuss here at the Hotel Thompson. Dad knows his “Green Eggs and Ham” book by heart and will often tell me the story when he puts me to bed at night. Did you know that he was originally considered to outlandish to appeal to children. AND, his first book “And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street” was rejected by 28 publishers? Love him! XOXO – Bacon


    1. That’s reassuring to know! This was obviously in the days when publishers hadn’t worked out that kids LOVE outlandish! LOL
      You are a very lucky piggy being told Dr Seuss for bedtime, as I’m sure you know very well! xxx


      1. Thank you my friend. Daddy tells me Dr Seus by heart. Mommy has a big book of bedtime stories that she uses. I like being read to regardless. It calms me down for sleep. Do you like to be read to? XOXO – Bacon


      2. I love it but it doesn’t happen much these days 😦 I like reading stories out loud, too. You get to hear the music of the words that way 🙂 and Dr Seuss is so much fun to read aloud!


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