Dr. Seuss, pseudonym of Theodor Seuss Geisel, (born March 2, 1904, Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S. – died September 24, 1991, La Jolla, California, U.S.) was an American writer, cartoonist, and illustrator, known for his playful rhymes and unusual characters.
Geisel wrote more than 60 books throughout his life, many of which are considered classics. Among the most famous are, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937), Horton Hatches the Egg (1940), Horton Hears a Who! (1955), The Cat in the Hat (1957), How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957), and Green Eggs and Ham (1960).
Several of his books have been adapted into feature films, television specials, and television series.
Dr. Seuss won numerous awards for his work, including two Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, and the 1984 Pulitzer Prize.