Dr. Seuss would have been 109 years old today.
Dr. Seuss would have been 109 years old today. The beloved author of Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, was know for his magical children's books that transport readers into unknown surreal landscapes. Despite never having children of his own, Seuss, born Theodor Seuss Geisel had a knack for knowing how to evoke imagination in kids with his ghoulish grinch and furry pom-pomed friends.
Lesser known is Seuss' work in politics which he began at the onset of World War II when he became editorial cartoonist for the lefty New York City daily newspaper, PM. For them, he drew over 400 editorial cartoons that were supportive of President Roosevelt, the U.S. war effort, and criticized Hitler and Mussolini.
Images courtesy of the Mandeville Special Collections Library, U.C. San Diego