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P.D. Eastman

P.D. Eastman

Philip Dey Eastman was an American author and illustrator most famous for his children's books under the Dr. Seuss brand Beginner Books.

A protegé of Theodor Geisel, better known as (Dr. Seuss), Eastman had his own distinctive style and recurring characters, culminating in three extremely popular books: Go Dog, Go!, The Best Nest, Are You My Mother?.

He also did a stint as a Disney illustrator, and worked on the "Private Snafu" WWII training films, wrote for the animation Mr. Magoo, and created the Gerald McBoing-Boing series for UPA.

Eastman was also the father of Tony Eastman, director of videotape adaptations of Richard Scarry's children's books.