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Dr. Seuss on the Web
Links assembled by Philip Nel
- Dr. Seuss's Seussville (Random House), including Seussentennial (the 2004 tribute to Theodor Seuss Geisel, on the 100th anniversary of his birth)
- Dr. Seuss Collection (Mandeville Special Collections Library, UC San Diego), including Dr. Seuss Went to War, a catalog of Seuss's World War II cartoons (1941-43); and The Advertising Artwork of Dr. Seuss. Recommended.
- "The Political Dr. Seuss", an exhibit curated by Richard Minear at the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum, Springfield, Mass. (11 Mar. - Oct. 16 2000).
- Dr. Seuss National Memorial at the Quadrangle (unveiled 31 May 2002, Springfield, Mass.): site by Dr. Seuss Enterprises
- Hotel del Coronado Celebrates Seuss (events leading up to the "Seussentennial" -- Theodor Seuss Geisel's 100th Birthday on 2 March 2004). This page is no longer here.
- Universal Studio's Seuss Landing (theme park, Orlando, Florida)
- Seussical, official site by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty (co-creators of the musical).
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, official site for the live-action film (2000).
- The Cat in the Hat, official site for the live-action film (2003).
- Dr. Seuss's Kangaroo Bird (c.1930s). Sculpture featured on PBS' Antiques Roadshow, c. 2003. (Official site for Antiques Roadshow, not for Dr. Seuss -- but this seemed the best category in which to place this item.) Note: If you want to play the full "Appraise it Yourself" game, then please click on this sentence. The Kangaroo Bird link takes you directly to a picture of the bird.
- Charles Cohen's The Seuss, the Whole Seuss and Nothing But the Seuss: A Visual Biography (Random House, 2004).
- Edward Connery Lathem's Who's Who and What's What in the books of Dr. Seuss (Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College, 2000). Alphabetically arranged concordance of people, places and things in the "Dr. Seuss Books of Theodor Seuss Geisel" (i.e., it does not cover the books written under other names). Note: this is a pdf file.
- Judith and Neil Morgan's Dr. Seuss and Mr. Geisel: A Biography (Random House, 1995; Da Capo, 2000). The definitive biography and the first secondary source to consult. See also the websites of authors Judith Morgan and Neil Morgan.
- Philip Nel's Dr. Seuss: American Icon (Continuum Publishing, 2004).
- Philip Nel's The Annotated Cat: Under the Hats of Seuss and His Cats (Random House, 2007).
- Helen and Marc Younger and Dan Hirsch's First Editions of Dr. Seuss Books: A Guide to Identification. See also this page on the Youngers' Aleph-Bet Books site.
- Linda & Stan Zielinski's Children's Picturebooks Price Guide has information on Seuss first editions and Estimated Values for Dr. Seuss Books.
- A&E Biography: Dr. Seuss. Very brief bio. The two-hour episode (premiered on 30 Nov. 2003, at 8 p.m. Eastern) once had a page at A&E, but I don't know where it may have gone.
- "The Origin of Stories: Horton Hears a Who" by Brian Boyd (Philosophy and Literature 25.2 , pp. 197-214). <http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/philosophy_and_literature/v025/25.2boyd.html> (Available to subscribers of ProjectMuse).
- "Making a Big Apple Crumble: The Role of Humor in Constructing a Global Response to Disaster" by Bill Ellis (New Directions in Folklore 6 [June 2002]. See the section titled "The First American Wave" for an analysis of Rob Suggs' "The Binch Who Stole Airplanes"
- "A Story of Two Fish: Dr. Seuss Out of Water" by Linda & Stan Zielinski (Children's Picturebook Price Guide, 11 Mar. 2007).
- "Dr. Seuss, Modern Mother Goose, is Dead at 87" by Eric Pace (obituary, New York Times, 26 Sept. 1991).
- "Sense and Nonsense" by A. O. Scott (New York Times Magazine, 26 Nov. 2000)
- "Is There a Dr. in the House for 'Seussical'?" by Robin Pogrebin (New York Times, 14 Nov. 2000)
- "'Seussical: The Musical': The Cat! The Whos! The Places They Go!" by Ben Brantley (New York Times, 1 Dec. 2000)
- "Casting Herself as 'Seussical' Savior, O'Donnell to Don Cat's Hat" by Jesse McKinley (New York Times, 14 Dec. 2000)
- "Broadway Run of 'Seussical' Short-Lived" by Jesse McKinley (New York Times, 17 May 2001)
- "Cat in the Hat: 'Asshole in Fur': A selection of reviews of The Cat in the Hat," compiled by The Guardian (London), 27 Nov. 2003.
- Dr. Seuss Teacher Resource File: biography and links at Internet School Library, created by Inez Ramsey (James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia)
- Learning with Dr. Seuss, activities and links from Teaching Is a Work of Heart, maintained by Colleen Gallagher
- Celebrate Dr. Seuss with lesson plans, units, book activities, games, worksheets, and printable pages at A to Z Teacher Stuff Network
- Cut Loose with Dr. Seuss! (1996), maintained by Paula White of Murray Elementary School (Charlottesville, Virginia)
- NEA's Read Across America, which features the Cat in the Hat as its mascot
- How World War II Created Dr. Seuss, a slide show I use with my class. All images are from Dr. Seuss Went to War (listed with official sites, above).
- PBS' "For Educators" section of Independent Lens: "The Political Dr. Seuss"
- Rev. Helen Zidowecki's "Dr. Seuss and Unitarian Universalists"
- This Is Ann (1943), text by Munro Leaf; art by Dr. Seuss. This is not exactly as the pamphlet originally appeared, but it does include text and art from the original pamphlet.
- Bozo and Friends (no longer here): Included an mp3 of Gerald McBoing Boing as performed by the Great Gildersleeve (no longer here either). Sponsored by the Basic Hip Digital Oddio site (which is still here).
- Kiddie Records Weekly's January 2005 entry has the cover art and an mp3 of Gerald McBoing Boing as performed by the Great Gildersleeve. The June 2005 entry has an mp3 of Paul Wing's performance of The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.
- Kiddie Record King's "Music Library" page includes: Paul Wing's recording of The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. When you get to the site, scroll down to see an image of the record, and click on the caption to hear an mp3 of an excerpt from The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins as performed by Paul Wing.
- Chuck Jones. Official site.
- Jones, Chuck. Google's directory of sites on Chuck Jones.
- All Things Thurl, created and maintained by Brian E. Jacob. Devoted to Thurl Ravenscroft, who sings "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" on the 1966 animated TV-special
- Terri Birkett's Truax. Illustrated by Orrin Lundgren. Memphis, TN: National Oak Flooring Manufacturers' Association, 1997. According to the website, the book was "[w]ritten specifically to counter the book The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss." (No longer here.)
- George W. Bush's "President Announces Early Childhood Initiative." A speech given at Pennsylvania State University, Media, Pennsylvania (2 Apr. 2002). In it, Bush remarks, "Sometimes when I sleep at night I think of Hop on Pop."
- Antony Di Gesu's photo of Theodor Geisel and Audrey Geisel, taken in the 1970s (San Diego Historical Society's Di Gesu exhibit)
- recipie for Green Eggs and Ham cake (at Disney's FamilyFun).
- Jim Burrows' "Nerd Corner: A Brief History of the Nerd": a brief history and etymology of the word nerd (believed to have been invented by Dr. Seuss in If I Ran the Zoo, 1950).
- Dylan Hears a Who! (on-line only from Feb. to Apr. 2007): "Seuss via Zimmerman" created by Eye-Berried Pall
- Moxy Früvous' "Green Eggs and Ham" (1992)
- "Horton Hears a Heart" by Edgar Allan Seuss (FAL Brand Funny Pages, 1996)
- "How the Bush Stole the Election, Part One" and "How the Bush Stole the Election, Part Two" (Shockwave movies at TooStupidToBePresident.com)
- Mary Ann Horton, Lisa and Bill Koontz, "How the Grinch Stole Marriage" (Nov. 2002).
- David Isenberg's "Network Neutrality as Dr Seuss might have explained it" (via BoingBoing, 2006); also available here (via Isenberg's isenblog).
- Mark Parisi's Dr. Seuss Parodies (cartoons at Parisi's Off the Mark website)
- Gary Petersen's "GCSS on LAN" (CrossTalk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, Oct. 2001)
- Dr. Seuss in Unicode (BoingBoing, 24 Sept. 2007)
- Salman Rushdie's "How the Grinch Stole America." Published in The Guardian, 4 Jan. 2001. On the 2000 American presidential election.
- "Sometimes, when I sleep at night, I think of Hop on Pop." Satire Wire, April 2002. George W. Bush's dreams, in verse (inspired by his speech, listed above).
- Rob Suggs' "The Binch Who Stole Airplanes" (2001). Imagines Osama Bin Laden as a Grinch-like character.