Saturday, March 2 is National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day) 2013. In honor of the day, and our favorite Doctor, our book recommendations this week feature 3 books about Dr. Seuss’ Books rather than from Dr. Seuss. You may also want to check out the Seussville web site at http://www.seussville.com/
Dr. Seuss: Young Author and Artist (Childhood of Famous Americans) by Kathleen Kudlinski is for kids age 8 and up. “One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies — easily read by children of eight and up — today’s youngster is swept right into history.” Review from Amazon.
The Boy on Fairfield Street: How Ted Geisel Grew Up to Become Dr. Seuss by Kathleen Krull is for children aged 5 – 9 years. “Award-winning author Kathleen Krull zeros in on the formative first 22 years of the life of Ted Geisel. This is the first picture book biography of Dr. Seuss, written especially for his young fans who want to know what made him tick. The animals in the zoo that his father ran and his fondness for drawing them, the injustices he suffered as the child of German immigrants, and his inherent sense of humor all fed into the imagination of this boy. He was a square peg in a round hole until he found that he could make a living doing exactly what he pleased—doodling and writing funny things about the world as he saw it.
The last section of the book outlines the important events in his adult life. In addition to the evocative paintings by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, the book is profusely decorated with art from Dr. Seuss books.” Review from Amazon.
Who Was Dr. Seuss? by Janet Pascal is for kids age 8 and up. “Ted Geisel loved to doodle from the time he was a kid. He had an offbeat, fun-loving personality. He often threw dinner parties where guests wore outrageous hats! And he donned quirky hats when thinking up ideas for books – like his classic The Cat in the Hat. This biography, with black-and-white illustrations throughout, brings an amazingly gifted author/illustrator to life.” Review from Amazon.