But lots of Dr Seuss’s books have a strong message. Solla Sollew is about not running away from troubles. The Sneetches is about racism. The Zax is about obsessive stubbornness. Green Eggs and Ham is about being open-minded. Of course plenty of them are just good fun with words, and amusing stories that encourage children to read. But I like the way that some of them also have important messages which children absorb when they listen to or read the books. I would say The Lorax. It’s an excellent book that’s essentially about deforestation, and the dangers of excessive capitalism. It ends with a message of hope, too, which I find encouraging. Some of these are original words, some eg “seersucker” not: I would like it to be “someone with a naive belief in prophets” but “seersucker” is a kind of cloth.
Not a book, but he was a cartoonist and illustrator in the field of animation. Wikipedia says: Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American children’s author, political cartoonist, and animator. He is known for his work writing and illustrating more than 60 books under the pen name Doctor Seuss (abbreviated Dr. Seuss). 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. Geisel adopted the name “Dr. Seuss” as an undergraduate at Dartmouth College and as a graduate student at Lincoln College, Oxford. He left Oxford in 1927 to begin his career as an illustrator and cartoonist for Vanity Fair, Life, and various other publications.