Dr. Seuss

known for his children's books written and illustrated

Impacts On The World

Political:

The political messages of Dr. Seuss, are found in many of his books. Geisel (Dr.Seuss), a cartoonist and author for children, was also a progressive and a moralist who expressed his views in his books through the use of ridicule, wordplay, nonsense words, and wild drawings.


Economic:

Many of Dr. Seuss' books symbolized the economy of that time such as; Gerald McBoing Boing (1950), If I Ran the Circus (1956), My Book about Me* (1969), and many others.


Social:

Many of Dr. Seuss' books though simple had extending meanings. For example Green Eggs and Ham discusses different social concepts such as complements, experience goods, interpersonal differences in preferences, and utility. Children all over the USA have grown up with these books and this is a huge social influence on each generation.


Long Term Effects:

Dr. Seuss is a very well known author, poet, and illustrator. Most children have read his books and thus creating long term effects on them. Dr. Seuss teaches young generation after generation about the many social, cultural, economic, and political influences.

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Who/What/When/Where/Why

Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to the world as the beloved Dr. Seuss, was born in 1904 on Howard Street in Springfield, Massachusetts. Ted's father, Theodor Robert, and grandfather were brewmasters in the city. His mother, Henrietta Seuss Geisel, often soothed her children to sleep by "chanting" rhymes remembered from her youth. Ted credited his mother with both his ability and desire to create the rhymes for which he became so well known.At the time of his death on September 24, 1991, Ted had written and illustrated 44 children's books, including such all-time favorites as Green Eggs and Ham, Oh, the Places You'll Go, Fox in Socks, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. His books had been translated into more than 15 languages. Over 200 million copies had found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Besides the books, his works have provided the source for eleven children's television specials, a Broadway musical and a feature-length motion picture. Other major motion pictures are on the way. His honors included two Academy awards, two Emmy awards, a Peabody award and the Pulitzer Prize.