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This paper looks at the illustrations within Dr. Seuss books, which have been an essential part of American children's literature for ages. The author of this paper asserts that the artwork within Dr. Suess books tells its own story, emphasizing the story being told, embellishing it and taking the story to another level. Specifically, the author asserts that it is the exacting style of the drawings that urge the reader to look back and forth between the picture and the story, making full use of the mind and the imagination therein. This paper assesses the use of shape, color and contrasts in particular.
From the Paper:"On the pages 'Eat at Skipper Zipp's' the ship with three different colored flags and a strange color smoke rising above it is accessible by walking on a bright orange pier. It's an eye-opening, stark scene but some planks are missing (which are made obvious by the contrasting blue water) and the whales approaching are a shade of blue close to the color of the ocean, which gives a realistic sense of how much marine mammals look like their environment. The pages 'West Beast East Beast' feature beasts that are green with purple hair and purple tails. The lines that make up the tails resemble the weird-looking orange plants on the yellow island. The texture of the "island" looks nearly the same as butter on a previous page."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Seuss, Dr. Oh Say Can You Say? New York: Random House, 1979.
- Seuss, Dr. Oh the Places You'll Go! New York: Random House, 1990.
Cite this Book Review:
Dr. Seuss (2008, August 08) Retrieved December 12, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/dr-seuss-106530/
"Dr. Seuss" 08 August 2008. Web. 12 December. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/dr-seuss-106530/>