Reading: Dr. Seuss (2)

March 22, 2021

This is the second part of 3 posts that I did on Dr. Seuss back in 2019. After part 3 is republished, I will do an over view and try to include some of the controversy behind Dr Seuss. I think you can see why Dr. Seuss might be controversial, not that I agree, but as with anything – a person needs to keep such things in context.

Hope you enjoy!

originally posted Sept 17, 2019

The Beginning

All of the info and images in this post come from the book “Dr. Seuss Goes To War” by Richard H. Minear. The photos are mine, but the images are Dr. Seuss’.

There is so much information in this book, I could probably keep going until the end of the year. But, I’m not going to. I got the book from the library, so when it’s due is when I will stop and move on…at least for the time being!

This will be a quick and easy read, hope you enjoy and maybe learn something you didn’t know about Dr. Seuss.

Virginio Gayda Says:

Note: PM does not hold itself responsible for the opinions of the editor of Il Giornale d’Italia

A steam Typewriter? this is Dr. Seuss’ first version of Mussolini, but most elements we will see in later cartoons (Dr. Seuss Goes To War)

  • Dr. Seuss was third generation American. Both sets of grandparents came from Germany. His fathers parents came to America before 1870 and established a brewery in Springfield. The brewery flourished until prohibition in the 1920’s. The brewery was named “Kalmbach and Geisel” but became known as “Comeback and Guzzle”. German was the language in the household.

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“Sometimes I wonder – would we spend things up if we used turtles instead of snails?”
‘”All Out” aid to Britain’

who sells oil to our enemies?
Three oil companies say they don’t sell to the Axis
Two say they sell to Japan
Ten haven’t answered yet
– – and don’t forget W. R. Davis
What are we going to do about it?

  • During WWI, Dr. Seuss sold US war bonds. He was a boy scout at the time.
  • While Dr Seuss was in college, a run in with (college) authorities over bootlegging liquor, caused Dr. Seuss to publish under an alias. He chose his middle name. Dr came later.
  • He never did earn a Ph.D., but when he became successful, his alma mater conferred on him an honorary doctorate.

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“Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk”
Wilkie: If U.S. delivers the goods NOW England will win
Knox: Don’t let our enemies destroy Britain’s power

But what are we going to do about it?

~ Dr. Seuss

What’s going on in the Mediterranean?
British down 23 Night Raiders
Defense Industries Queried why they won’t hire Negoes
Auto Tax asked to hit profits
Canada Trains 20,000 fliers a year for RAF
U.S. spreads net to trap aliens

  • From 1927-1941, Dr. Seuss lived in NYC and drew humor cartoons for Judge, an obscure humor magazine, and occasionally for more prestigious journals such as Saturday Evening Post.
  • By 1941, Dr. Seuss had a steady income from ESSO and the beginnings of a career as an author of unconventional children’s books. The Cat In The Hat was his first breakthrough book, published in 1957. (He had other books published before that, but they didn’t do too well.)


You, too, can sink u-boats


United States War Savings Bonds & Stamps

May 24, 1942

Insure your home against Hitler!

Buy war savings bonds & stamps

July 28, 1942

Wipe that sneer off his face!


war savings bonds & stamps

There’s more to read on my page, Banned Books, if you would like to read….

That’s it for today.

β€œSo be sure when you step
step with care and great tact.
And remember that life is a great balancing act.”
~ Dr. Seuss

Have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by!!

the sneetches on Tumblr | Sneetches, Seuss quotes, Dr seuss quotes

That day, all the Sneetches
forgot about stars
And whether they had one
or not
upon thars
. [theirs]
~ Dr. Seuss

take care
stay safe
much love

4 Comments on “Reading: Dr. Seuss (2)

  1. Oh my … While there is a big debate about this at the moment, thank you for showing some I have never seen before!

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