Did you know he even has an award named after him? It is called the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award and is for the most distinguished beginning reader book. This year “Benny and Penny in the Big No-No! ,” written and illustrated by Geoffrey Hayes is the Geisel Award winner. The book is published by TOON BOOKS, a division of RAW Junior, LLC.
Four Geisel Honor Books were named: “I Spy Fly Guy!” written and illustrated by Tedd Arnold and published by Scholastic; “Little Mouse Gets Ready,” written and illustrated by Jeff Smith and published by TOON BOOKS, a division of RAW Junior, LLC; “Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends,” written and illustrated by Wong Herbert Yee and published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; and “Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day,” written by Kate McMullan, illustrated by R. W. Alley and published by Dial Books for Young Readers, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group.