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The Source: Does Seuss' Shadow Leave Many Authors In Dark Even Now?

Tim Pierce http://tinyurl.com/o5v8o7e

Undoubtedly Dr. Seuss, born Theodore Seuss Geisel, influenced what we read to kids. For 40 years he was the foremost writer of children's books. Many credit him with killing the then popular Dick and Jane franchise. His popularity would lead him to write more than 40 titles, sell half a billion copies in , have a couple made into live-action movies, and stay weeks on the bestseller list for even his most controversial book "The Butter Battle War."  

Now, more than 20 years after his death, another book will be added to his resume, with with the publication of "What Pet Should I Get.

A man like that casts a long shadow, and the very authors he paved the way for may have been overlooked.

Who are you reading to your kids? What is your favorite book from childhood, either Seuss, but especially non-Seuss?


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