Synopses & Reviews
Before his worldwide fame as a bestselling children's author, Theodor Seuss Geisel was a prolific writer and cartoonist for humor magazines of the early twentieth century. The creator of Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who,
and other classics wrote and drew comic features for publications such as Judge, Life, College Humor,
This entertaining compilation of items from the Doctor's early and often overlooked career offers a captivating blend of visual hilarity, nonsense language, and absurdist humor.
Articles and essays abounding in literary surrealism include "memoirs" of spying on General Grant during the Civil War and visiting England on a daily budget of 90 cents. Seuss investigates the origins of contract bridge (played by Druids armed with croquet mallets), explains how to eject a cow from your apartment, and presents charts with helpful pointers, including "How to Punish Your Offspring Scientifically." With their humorous commentaries on people and googly-eyed animals, these cartoon essays and fantasies offer delightful views of reality as seen in the Seussian fun-house mirror.
The Doctor's visual hilarity, nonsense language, and offbeat sense of humor illuminate this compilation of items from his early career, created for periodicals such as Judge, Life, College Humor, and Liberty.
Before his worldwide fame as a bestselling children's author, Dr. Seuss was a magazine writer and cartoonist. A mix of visual hilarity, nonsense language, and absurdist humor illuminates this entertaining compilation of items from the Doctor's early career. Includes features for periodicals such as Judge, Life, College Humor,
Table of Contents
Introduction by Richard Marschall The Essays of Theophrastus Seuss Famous Presidential Campaigns How I Spied On General Grant in '61 The Origin of Contract Bridge The Clock Strikes 13! Hooeyana: A Reverie The Cutting of the Wedding Cnouth A Gentleman in the Case Sex and the Sea God Doing England on Ninety Cents The Waiting Room at Dang-Dang The Harassing of Habbakuk The Facts of Life Quality Dr. Seuss's Little Educational Charts Boids and Beasties: Piscozooavistical Surveys Dr. Seuss's Cartoon Collection Quick, Henry, the Flit!