History Creator / DrSeuss

19th Jul '16 7:41:14 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* CreatorCameo: In ''Literature/TheresAWocketInMyPocket'', the Bofa on the Sofa (who the narrator wishes wasn't there) looks very Ted Geisel-ish.
15th May '16 10:39:30 PM darkknight109
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* HistoryRepeats: Very subtly done in "Yertle the Turtle." After Yertle is dethroned and sent tumbling down into the swamp mud, the turtles that had previously made up his throne are swimming happily in the pond, with their eyes closed... Except for Mack (whom the other turtles are swimming towards), who is sitting on Yertle's old "throne" and looking upwards towards the sky. Considering Seuss's background as a political cartoonist (and that he admitted the story is an allegory for Hitler), the implication isn't difficult to spot...
12th Mar '16 12:14:47 PM morenohijazo
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* RainOfSomethingUnusual: In ''Literature/BartholomewAndTheOobleck'', the king tires of only rain, sun, fog, and snow coming from the sky, so he orders his wizards to come up with something new. Unfortunately what they create is basically a rain of glue, which nearly destroys the kingdom.
5th Mar '16 1:08:13 PM morenohijazo
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* WeirdWeather: ''Bartholomew and the Oobleck'' centres around a king who demands a new kind of weather of a group of wizards loosely attached to his court. [[GoneHorriblyRight He gets a rain of big balls of viscous goop called "oobleck" that rapidly floods the kingdom, trapping citizens and wildlife in it's stickiness]], as his long-suffering page boy Bartholomew Cubbins attempts to convince him to admit it was a mistake.
1st Mar '16 10:22:48 PM Mdumas43073
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-->--'''Dr. Seuss'''

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-->--'''Dr. Seuss'''
24th Feb '16 11:12:04 AM fruitstripegum
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* HardWorkHardlyWorks: The old man in "Did I Ever Tell You how Lucky You Are" tells the kid about a ''lot'' of folks who work hard at crummy jobs. Arnie Sard has to mow "quick-growing grass" in his stingy uncle's backyard, and paint flagpoles on Sundays to get by. Mr. Potter is an i-crosser-t-dotter who dots i's and crosses t's at an I and T factory. Then there's Professor DeBreeze who has spent 32 years trying to teach Irish ducks how to speak Jibanese. The worst example is probably the Hauch-Hauchers in Hauch-Hauch. One was told to watch a bee, but didn't do well, so another was told to watch ''him''. Then ''he'' didn't do so well, so another Haucher had to watch him, and so on, until all of them were watching each other.



* HardWorkHardlyWorks: The old man in "Did I Ever Tell You how Lucky You Are" tells the kid about a ''lot'' of folks who work hard at crummy jobs. Arnie Sard has to mow "quick-growing grass" in his stingy uncle's backyard, and paint flagpoles on Sundays to get by. Mr. Potter is an i-crosser-t-dotter who dots i's and crosses t's at an I and T factory. Then there's Professor DeBreeze who has spent 32 years trying to teach Irish ducks how to speak Jibanese. The worst example is probably the Hauch-Hauchers in Hauch-Hauch. One was told to watch a bee, but didn't do well, so another was told to watch ''him''. Then ''he'' didn't do so well, so another Haucher had to watch him, and so on, until all of them were watching each other.
20th Feb '16 10:06:55 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* HardWorkHardlyWorks: The old man in "Did I Ever Tell You how Lucky You Are" tells the kid about a ''lot'' of folks who work hard at crummy jobs. Arnie Sard has to mow "quick-growing grass" in his stingy uncle's backyard, and paint flagpoles on Sundays to get by. Mr. Potter is an i-crosser-t-dotter who dots i's and crosses t's at an I and T factory. Then there's Professor DeBreeze who has spent 32 years trying to teach Irish ducks how to speak Jibanese. The worst example is probably the Hauch-Hauchers in Hauch-Hauch. One was told to watch a bee, but didn't do well, so another was told to watch ''him''. Then ''he'' didn't do so well, so another Haucher had to watch him, and so on, until all of them were watching each other.
20th Feb '16 9:43:30 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* CoolOldGuy: The fellow who the {{narrator}} of "Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?" meets in the Desert of Drize, who, well, tells him how lucky he is.


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* DidntThinkThisThrough: From "Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?", there's poor Herbie Hart, who has taken his throm-dib-u-lator apart, and is trying to put it together.
17th Feb '16 3:47:31 AM RicaCriscia
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* NamesTheSame: Mayzie, a bird from ''Horton Hatches the Egg'' and Mayzie of ''Daisy-Head Mayzie''.
** Also used in the opening of the movie of ''How the Grinch Stole Christmas'', which implied that these were the same "Whos" from ''Horton Hears a Who'' and showed the entire action taking place on a snowflake.
** The two Vlads in the ''Horton Hears a Who'' movie.
17th Feb '16 3:44:52 AM RicaCriscia
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* HeAlsoDid: ''The Seven Lady Godivas'', one of Seuss' few books written for adults. It's also one of two books of his to go out of print (the other is ''The Cat In The Hat Songbook''.) [[OldShame Seuss himself wasn't proud of it]], and henceforth stuck to writing for kids.
-->"It was all full of naked women, and I can't draw convincing naked women. I put their knees in the wrong places."
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