We all know what a brilliant writer and illustrator Dr. Seuss was to us.
I am a Seuss-ian friend if ever there was one.
I love him so much sometimes it gets worrisome.
To this day, I speak in rhymes and short couplets because I learned to read with such classics as “One Fish, Two Fish” and “Green Eggs and Ham.” His book, “If I Ran the Zoo” was also the first recorded instance of the word “nerd.” How rad is that? He spoke about environmentalism in such a broad, intelligent way, even I knew that the planet needed protection at six years-old. Of course, we all know I basically act like “The Cat in the Hat” pretty much all the time.
And my son uses me as a jungle gym simply because of his pious devotion to “Hop on Pop.”
But you might have missed some Theodore Geisel’s (Seuss’ real name) earlier works, when he was a simple illustrator for hire! Here they are:
15 Illustrations by Dr. Seuss You’ve Never Seen!
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He left Oxford and became a cartoonist for a New York publication leading to work in advertising for various brands.
These images come to us from the Dr. Seuss Collection at UC San Diego. If you are ever in town and have access to the collection, I highly recommend it.
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