To continue working on the magazine without the administration's knowledge, Geisel began signing his work with the pen name "Seuss".
He was encouraged in his writing by professor of rhetoric W.
He published his first children's book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street in 1937.
During World War II, he took a brief hiatus from children's literature to illustrate political cartoons, and he also worked in the animation and film department of the United States Army where he wrote, produced or animated many productions – both live-action and animated – including Design for Death, which later won the 1947 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
It topped The New York Times non-fiction bestseller list and led to a sequel, More Boners, published the same year.
Encouraged by the books' sales and positive critical reception, Geisel wrote and illustrated an ABC book featuring "very strange animals" that failed to interest publishers.
was an American children's author, political cartoonist, illustrator, poet, animator, screenwriter, and filmmaker.
He is known for his work writing and illustrating more than 60 books under the pen name Doctor Seuss ( abbreviated Dr. His work includes many of the most popular children's books of all time, selling over 600 million copies and being translated into more than 20 languages by the time of his death. Seuss" as an undergraduate at Dartmouth College and as a graduate student at Lincoln College, Oxford.
At the time, the possession and consumption of alcohol was illegal under Prohibition laws, which remained in place between 19.
As a result of this infraction, Dean Craven Laycock insisted that Geisel resign from all extracurricular activities, including the Jack-O-Lantern.