Posts tagged with dr-seuss

Feb 16 2018

Not for kids, necessarily


According to Deadline, Wonder director Stephen Chbosky has been chosen to direct a biopic about Dr. Seuss. The movie will reportedly focus on Geisel’s relationship with his first wife, Helen Palmer...

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Sep 27 2017



Whoa: an elementary school librarian named Liz Phipps Soeiro just published an open letter to Melania Trump, responding to Trump's gift of ten Dr. Seuss books. The tone of the letter is civil, and many (though not all) of the author's criticisms are valid, but... but... I just can't get behind responding to a gift with a condescending explanation of where the gift-giver went wrong...

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Aug 9 2016

Not the same thing.


In honor of the 56th birthday of Dr. Seuss's classic children's book Green Eggs and Ham, NPR just published an article about various restaurants' attempts to put the title dish on their menus. All of the featured recipes look very wholesome and impressive, but I feel like they're punting on a pretty critical issue...

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Jun 28 2016



If I didn't have boring grown-up expenses like a mortgage and a car payment, I would absolutely shell out $3000 for one of these Dr. Seuss "Unorthodox Taxidermy" statues...

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Feb 27 2015

One Fish Two Fish graces the highest court in the land


In other political/literary news, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan recently cited Dr. Seuss's One Fist Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish in her dissenting response to Yates v. United States. It's not like Dr. Seuss really needs the publicity, but it's nice to see him get a shout-out nonetheless, and from such an impressive source...

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Aug 22 2013

A happy ending


A crime against literature has been solved: the bronze Lorax statue stolen from Dr. Seuss's house in March of 2012 has been found. Last week, a 22-year-old man walked into a police station in Montana and offered information about several crimes...

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Apr 11 2013

The many hats of Dr. Seuss


Sadly, this touring exhibit of the many fabulous hats owned by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel isn't coming anywhere near where I live, but it might be worth taking a vacation to see. According to this article in Collectors Weekly, Dr. Seuss started collecting hats in the 1930s...

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Nov 4 2011

Taking liberties

Very few of the recent film adaptations of Dr. Seuss's books have been successful, but I'm wondering if the people behind the upcoming movie The Lorax even read their source material. This is an ...

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Aug 30 2011

Gone but not forgotten

Rather oddly, there will be two big-name book releases for children coming out next month written by long-dead authors:

Shel Silverstein's Every Thing On It will be released on September 20th. T...

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