Questions tagged [dr-seuss]

Questions about the works of Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss (1904-1991), or his life as a writer.

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Is the first use of "burp" in children's stories, "Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories"?

Is Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories the first children's book to use "burp"? As said by Dr. Seuss himself about that book: "'I used the word burp, and nobody had ever burped before ...
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What were the parts of each of the six Seuss books that ceased publication in March 2021 that were problematic?

Many articles around the internet explain the general reason why six books were removed from publication in March 2021 and some even detail specific examples from 1-2 of the books (for example, The ...
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How to scan the "Clark" poem from "One Fish, Two Fish"?

One of my favorite things about Dr. Seuss's One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish is the combination of rhyme and rhythm or meter in its poems. I think I've found satisfying rhythms for reading all ...
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Why were "Daisy-Head Mayzie" and "My Many Colored Days" not published until after Dr. Seuss's death?

The Dr. Seuss bibliography lists a number of books that were published posthumously. While I do realize that it's not uncommon to have posthumous works, several of these books are apparently quite old....
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What was Dr. Seuss's intended message in "Horton Hears a Who"?

I've seen themes and elements from Dr. Seuss's Horton Hears a Who applied to a variety of things, such as the abortion debate, dwarfism awareness, and space aliens. While I can see how they could ...
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