The man was a master of nonsense and creativity and I think we all have a fond spot for him.
My favorite book of his was And To Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street.
The hardest one to read to the kids is Fox in Sox. I find myself cursing him halfway through.
But, my favorite Seussian work was done by Ted Geisel as Ted Geisel himself.
During the war, the government contracted Warner Bros studios to create information films for the soldiers. Thus was born Private Snafu.
Warner Bros. hired Geisel to write the scripts that placed the dumb private in perilous situations. So what you ended up with was educational films with a Elmer Fudd type soldier dealing with malaria, weapon maintenance, goldbricking and more written in iambic pentameter.
It's an odd piece of history and it is a product of its time. If you can't get past the context in which it was written I'd say don't watch it because your irrational little heart will take vast offense to the use of racial slurs (hun, jap) being used in traditional Dr Seuss fashion.
But if you can appreciate the time period and want to see Bugs Bunny crossed with the Cat in the Hat and thrown in a foxhole, I highly recommend finding the DVD somewhere. You might also learn a thing or to about avoiding STDs.
So, Happy would be Birthday Ted.
And, in honor of the good doctor's would have been birthday I give you a link to The Places You'll Actually Go. Enjoy
The Places You'll Actaully Go
Source: College Humor