Written and illustrated 50 years ago, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish has become one of the most popular Dr. Seuss books. It has been the very first book of many a young reader. In 2010 it was the central theme of the World Oceans Day celebration.
Beloved, American, children’s book author and illustrator Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904 -1991), better known by his pen name, Dr. Seuss, created imaginative characters and rhymes that encouraged reading. Initially working as a political cartoonist and advertising illustrator, Geisel accepted a contract to illustrate a children's book enabling his transition into juvenile literature. He persisted after his first book was repeatedly rejected, eventually becoming a best-selling, award-winning children’s author. His boldly inked, whimsical figures and verse transformed the predictable, pastel, moralistic world of children’s publishing. Geisel’s inspirational work has been adapted for television, theater and film.