Today is the birthday of the famous Theodore S. Geisel, the author of so many beloved children's books. With the help of Ann from Zoolatry, we are joining Zoolatry and Da Weenies of Florida to celebrate this special day.
Mr. Geisel is extra special to the Momster because he was born in her birth city of Springfield, Massachusetts. The influence of Ted's memories of Springfield can be seen throughout his work. Drawings of Horton the Elephant meandering along streams in the Jungle of Nool, for example, mirror the watercourses in Springfield's Forest Park from the period. The fanciful truck driven by Sylvester McMonkey McBean in The Sneetches could well be the Knox tractor that young Ted saw on the streets of Springfield. In addition to its name, Ted's first children's book, And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, is filled with Springfield imagery, including a look-alike of Mayor Fordis Parker on the reviewing stand, and police officers riding red motorcycles, the traditional color of Springfield's famed Indian Motocycles. The Quadrangle in Springfield now has a special memorial to comemorate the legacy of this man.
Pleas stop by Zoolatry to find more Seussical creations by our good friend.
Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning