Books: Father of the Lorax Turns 75

Dr. Seuss prescribes a sense of wonder and fantasy

He is one of the last doctors to make house calls: about 80 million so far.

In those houses, Dr. Seuss has journeyed on beyond Spock to a place of honor in nurseries all over the world. The feeling is reciprocated. Seuss, a.k.a. Theodor Geisel, is a failed novelist who now believes that "adults are obsolete children and the hell with them." By devoting 41 books to kids, Geisel has become a celebrity and a millionaire without losing a sense of wonder or fantasy. His rhythmic verse rivals Lewis Carroll's, and his freestyle...

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