Dr. Seuss

Awards He Recieved

Dr. Seuss received many awards. In 1984, he received his greatest honor; The Pulitzer Prize Committee presented him with an award for a Lifetime of Contribution to Children’s Literature. He said he wassurprised to get the award; he had been struggling with his drawings at the time. Some of the other awards he received include: An Academy award for “Gerald McBoing-Boing” (Best Cartoon, 1951). An Emmy for “Halloween is Grinch Night” (Best Children’s Special, 1977), and “The Grinch Grinches the Cat” (Best Children’s Special, 1982), A Peabody for the animated specials, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” and “Horton Hears a Who!”, 1971. He received a New York Library Lion, 1986, Caldecott Honor Award, “McElligot’s Pool”, 1947, Caldecott Honor Award, “Bartholomew and the Oobleck” in 1949, a Caldecott Honor Award, 1950, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, 1980, for “If I Ran the Zoo”.  An Oscar for the cartoon “Gerald McBoing-Boing”, “Hitler Lives” and “Design for Death”, Legion of Merit Award for his film in the “Why We Fight” movie series.