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Becoming Dr. Seuss
Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination | Brian Jay Jones
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The definitive, fascinating, all-reaching biography of Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss is a classic American icon. His work has defined our childhoods and the childhoods of our own children. More than twenty-five years after his death, his books continue to find new readers, now grossing over half a billion dollars in sales. His whimsical illustrations and silly, simple rhymes are timeless favorites because, quite simply, he makes us laugh. Theodor Geisel, however, led a life that goes much deeper than the prolific and beloved children's book author. In fact, the allure and fascination of Dr. Seuss begins with this second, more radical side. He had a successful career as a political cartoonist, and his political leanings can be felt throughout his books--remember the environmentalist of The Lorax? Geisel was a complicated man, who introduced generations to the wonders of reading while teaching young people about empathy and how to treat others well. Coming right off the heels of multiple books-of-the-month- and year-winner GEORGE LUCAS and the bestselling JIM HENSON, Brian is quickly developing a reputation as a master biographer of the creative geniuses of our time.
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Hey everyone! I‘m partnering with Dutton Books to giveaway Becoming Dr. Seuss. There will be 5 winners. To enter: http://bit.ly/2QLuCW6

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❤️ this bio! A tome, but a pleasure to read! Loved finding out about his quirks and habits when writing a book, his participation in WW2, his progress from a political cartoonist to a children's book author, and some really surprising facts! Must-read for all Dr Seuss's fans!

Full review: hookedonbookzblog.wordpress.com

Thank you #Netgalley & #DuttonBooks for a free eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Addison_Reads I'm excited to read this one. I loved his Jim Henson Biography. 4mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Addison_Reads oooh! I've not read that before! Gonna check it out! ❤️Thank you for mentioning it! I really enjoyed how the author wrote this bio! 4mo
thebluestocking This looks like a fun biography. I love books that delve into the process. 4mo
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BooknerdsLife Never seen this book before but sounds very interesting indeed! 🤗❤️ 3mo
SmartSassery Oh wow. I bet this is a great read. I'm super curious! 3mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @thebluestocking @BooknerdsLife it is! Hope you'll get to check it out! ☺️ 3mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @SmartSassery I really enjoyed it! Hope you will too when you get to it! 😊 3mo
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