Abstract Cartoon sketches are usually meant to be designated for children. Theodore Seuss Geisel, the illustrator of the cat in the hat, used Dr.Seuss as his pen name. He’s one of the most famous cartoonists; he did not only target children but also adults through simple cartoons that held deep meanings behind. He also wrote many books that were translated later on into different languages. He first started his career by working for a magazine and drawing ads for a pesticide company.
Sure he stopped, but he came back. He became really successful in his writing after he worked with the magazine companies and has inspired many people.I chose this author because of his amazing books that I connected to, I don't like reading but his books were different (Lesesne). one day I hope one of his books can become a movie and he agrees. “I'll earn a lot of money as soon as a major studio realizes what a great movie one of my books would make.” (Lubar) when I read this I realized that this actually could happen one day. I encourage you to read “sleeping freshmen never lie” and “sophomores and other oxymorons” in that order.
Sherman Alexie and I both have two difference-makers in our lives that have and will continue to make a difference in our lives. In “Superman and Me”, Sherman Alexie’s difference makers were books and his father. For example, Sherman said, “My father loved books, and since I loved my father with an aching devotion, I decided to love books as well”. What Sherman meant here was that he decided to like books because like most children, they enjoy or want to enjoy what their parents have interests in. He liked that his father, unlike many other people he knew, had a passion for something that other people did not.
Also, he was awarded for writing his books. He got Grammy Award for Best Country Song (1970 - A boy named sue), Grammy Award for Best Album for Children (1985 - Where the sidewalk ends), and Quill Award for Children’s Illustrated book (2005, runny rabbit). He also did many famous works. His most famous works were Where the Sidewalk ends in 1974, A boy named Sue in 1969, and The Giving Tree in 1964.
Also, he had two children named, George W. George and Thomas George. According to biography.com, Goldberg received an engineering degree from the University of California then later got a job designing sewer pipelines. Shortly after he became a sportswriter and cartoonist for the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Bulletin. He is most famous for his editorial cartoon, “Peace Today” which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. According to the website titled MouseTrapContraptions.com, it states that a selection of Goldberg’s cartoons were sketches of inventions and machines inspired by the “Machine Age” at the beginning of the 20th century.
The book Marshfield of Dreams: When I was a Kid, by Ralph Fletcher is a memoir that uses lots of sensory details, imagery, similes, and other figurative language. Along with these types of figurative language, he also uses three elements; plot, setting, and characters. For example, the plot of the book is a story of Ralph’s childhood, and short stories of scenarios that occurred in his childhood. The setting of the memoir consists of various places such as; school, his home, etc. Along with the plot, and the setting, there are also characters mentioned in the story.
Sherman Alexie is a Native American who grew up poor but smart. At a young age he taught himself how to read simple comic books. As he grew older, so did his intelligence and love for books. He was aware of the stereotypes against his race which pushed him to work harder to be knowledgeable and literate. He eventually became a writer and reaches out to young Indian children who are at risk because of their race.
In the book The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss, he uses a gentle setting to prove a bigger point. Theodor Seuss Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss, writes children’s books to express his thoughts on his opinion on debates across the world. An impressive thing is that he creates his story in the early reading stages while still sending a strong message. Many of these young readers that read his books do not understand the true meaning behind each book until later on. One of his many amazing books, The Lorax, is about how one person can have a huge effect on an entire society.
One of my favorite authors of all time has to be Maurice Sendak, he started off as a comic book writer and then eventually found his passion for picture books and made one of the greatest picture books known to us today “Where the Wild Things Are”. Maurice Sendak is one of the most renowned children’s author, he was born on June 10, 1928 in New York City he also studied at the Art Students League and illustrated more than 80 books by other writers before authoring one himself. One of his most famous books that got him noticed the most was the captivating picture book of Where the Wild Things Are. Maurice Sendaks childhood was one of art, he grew up in Brooklyn, New York who started to draw to pass the time but it was ultimately his talent and passion for art that landed him a part-time job at All-American Comics while in high school.
Abe Lincoln knew Walt Whitman from previous years and would even often recite some of his poems out loud or just by himself. Walt Whitman was generally inspired by Abe Lincoln and wrote many poems inspired from the president himself. When Walt Whitman traveled away from Washington D.C on 1865 to go and visit his family in Brooklyn, Walt Whitman started to go over one of his new poems called “Drum-Taps” and shortly later he received the news of Abe Lincoln's assassination. Walt Whitman with crushed within hearing about his idol being shot in the head, and to pay ovation to Abe Lincoln for all he did, Walt Whitman wrote his best known poem “O Captain My Captain”. In that poem he explained how Lincoln united the nation and succeeded in winning the Civil War, but was not able to live to see the aftermath.
“Oh the places you’ll go, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way.” This might sound a little familiar to some, but others might not know who wrote this quote. Many children, including myself, have grown up listening and reading books by Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss! Dr. Seuss is one of the most well-known American author and illustrator of children’s books.