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  • Dr Seuss

    1. 1. NOT JUST FOR KIDS Dr. Seuss
    2. 2. <ul><li>Many view Dr. Seuss as just a children’s author but to the unknown his children books are full of political themes, cartoons and moral parables. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Who was Dr. Seus <ul><li>Theodor Geisel was a German Immigrant </li></ul><ul><li>Prize winning author Geisel (Dr. Seuss) wrote children’s Books filled with political/ social undertones </li></ul><ul><li>His political and social involvement during the Great Depression, World War II an onward is present in his early works. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Early Works
    5. 5. Early Works
    6. 6. The Early Years <ul><li>His first “significant outlet for his creative efforts was in a magazine called Judge </li></ul><ul><li>Later, in 1927 he wrote ads for an oil company and several others throughout the Great Depression </li></ul><ul><li>He believed it was just a matter of time for the war to come our way. </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>In January 1941 he started a major stance of political cartoons, short stories, and military pamphlets. After the attack on Pearl Harbor he drew a cartoon of an ostrich blown into the sky under the word “WAR”, “I- told-you-so- send off. </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>From 1941-1943 he drew over 200 political cartoons having a patriotic theme for The New York Newspaper PM. </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>Service to His country </li></ul><ul><li>In 1942 he worked for the War production Board and the American Treasury Department making posters. </li></ul><ul><li>Enlisted in the US Army as commander of the Animation Department of the first motion picture unit. </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote instructional military pamphlets for the soldiers in an effort to help with World War two. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Years After The war <ul><li>Devoted a lot of his flair towards political and social change. </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote books about preserving the environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Civil rights activist </li></ul>
    11. 11. His Hidden Messages <ul><li>Yertle the Turtle- message was about dictatorship, warning us of vicious dictators such as Stalin. </li></ul><ul><li>Horton Hears a Who wrote in 1954 -is about the American occupation in Japan, isolationism and starting of genocide. </li></ul><ul><li>Sneetches written in 1961 -is a plea for anti – Semitism. </li></ul><ul><li>The Lorax -message about unpolished industrialism for the ecosystem it also addresses capitalist engrossing out of control. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Dr. Seuss’s Recognition <ul><li>Two Emmy awards </li></ul><ul><li>Two Academy awards </li></ul><ul><li>The Pulitzer Prize </li></ul><ul><li>A Peabody </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>In the end Dr. Seuss’s political themes in his children’s books are not just for the young, teaching us messages of moral / homely parables. </li></ul>