Official Press Release
DAYTON, OH - Checker Book Publishing Group is pleased to announce the launch of a new series… Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss)! These collections will reprint the good doctor's illustrations from early in his career, before his children's books became world famous.
Geisel's short stories, essays, and cartoons appeared in national publications such as Judge, Liberty, and PM, and he also created a myriad of advertising illustrations for various companies. Geisel also illustrated a wide variety of other print publications, calendars, and joke books such as "The Pocket Book of Boners". Geisel's illustrations turned this book into a national bestseller, and one of his advertising campaigns even proved to be so popular with the public that in 1929, a book collecting some of his advertisement designs was published.
Checker has collected dozens upon dozens of Geisel's illustrations and has undertaken to restore these iconic cartoons of this world-famous artist. Under the nom-de-plume "Dr. Seuss", Geisel has sold over 500 million books worldwide and continues to inspire generations of fans both young and old.
Checker's first volume (ISBN 1-933160-01-2) of "Theodor Seuss Geisel: Early Works" is slated for August 2005 publication. Volume 2 (ISBN 1-933160-19-5) is scheduled for November 2005, with Volume 3 (ISBN 1-933160-53-5) following in Spring 2006. All of the books in the series will have a high-quality hardcover format, dust jacket, price of $22.95 USD, and black and white illustrations.
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