New York Times Bestselling AuthorDr. Seuss is an American icon. Whimsical and wonderful, his work defined our childhoods and those of our children. His silly rhymes are a bottomless well of magic; his illustrations timeless favorites that make us laugh. Yet Theodor Geisel had another side: a complicated man on an important mission, he introduced generations to the wonders of reading while teaching them about empathy and how to treat others well.