AN INDEX TO DR SEUSS: CHARACTERS AND UNUSUAL CREATURES

by Ray Hamel
Copyright 1994 by Raymond Hamel


NOTE: I have been receiving a lot of mail recently related to Dr. Seuss. This page was originally one of many articles I wrote for Trivia Quotient. I am not a Dr. Seuss expert, so please don't expect me to answer any questions about his life and work.

For a comprehensive list of who's who and what's what in Dr. Seuss, check out the Dartmouth publication at: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~drseuss/whoswho.pdf.

With millions of books in print, and nearly all of his 50-plus titles still available for sale, Dr. Seuss was, up until his untimely death in 1991, probably the most prolific living writer behind Barbara Cartland. In fact, his GREEN EGGS AND HAM is the third largest selling book in the English language.

Born Theodor Geisel in 1904, Dr. Seuss has lent his talent to advertising campaigns of the 1940s, political cartoons for PM, and a 1935 comic strip for Hearst publications called HEJJI, about a young lad's travels through the mythical land of Baako.

Commendations awarded to Seuss include an Academy Award for best documentary short subject of 1945 for his writing and production of the propaganda piece YOUR JOB IN GERMANY (aka HITLER LIVES). He also wrote (but did not create) GERALD McBOING-BOING, a 1951 Oscar-winning cartoon. Seuss was awarded an honorary Pulitzer Prize in 1984 citing his half-century contribution to "the education and enjoyment of America's children and their parents."

Following is a list of Seuss's books, with a numbered index to the names of characters and unusual creatures found within them. Six of the books were not indexed; others contained no pertinent characters or creatures to index. THE TOUGH COUGHS AS HE PLOWS THE DOUGH is a collection of Seuss's work in advertising and political cartoons, and as such also is not indexed.


BOOKS:
1 -- And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street (1938)
2 -- Bartholomew and the Oobleck (1959)
3 -- The Butter Battle Book (1984)
4 -- The Cat in the Hat (1957)
5 -- The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book (1966)
6 -- The Cat in the Hat Comes Back (1968)
7 -- The Cat in the Hat Song Book (1967)
8 -- The Cat's Quizzer (1976) [not indexed]
9 -- Come Over To My House (1966)
10 -- Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (1973) [not indexed]
11 -- Dr. Seuss's ABC (1963)
12 -- Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book (1962)
13 -- The Eye Book (1968)
14 -- The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (1938)
15 -- The Foot Book (1968)
16 -- Fox in Socks (1965)
17 -- Great Day For Up! (1974)
18 -- Green Eggs and Ham (1960)
19 -- Happy Birthday to You! (1959)
20 -- Hop on Pop (1963)
21 -- Horton Hatches The Egg (1940)
22 -- Horton Hears A Who (1954)
23 -- How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1957)
24 -- Hunches in Bunches (1982)
25 -- I Am Not Going To Get Up Today! (1987)
26 -- I Can Draw Myself (1970) [not indexed]
27 -- I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today (1969)
27a -- King Looie Katz
27b -- The Glunk That Got Thunk
28 -- I Can Read With My Eyes Shut (1978)
29 -- I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew (1965)
30 -- If I Ran The Circus (1956)
31 -- If I Ran The Zoo (1950)
32 -- I Wish I Had Duck Feet (1965) [not indexed]
33 -- The King's Stilts (1939)
34 -- The Lorax (1971)
35 -- Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now! (1972)
36 -- McElligot's Pool (1947)
37 -- Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? (1970)
38 -- My Book About Me, By Me Myself (1969)
39 -- Oh Say Can You Say (1979)
40 -- Oh, The Places You'll Go! (1990) [not indexed]
41 -- Oh, The Thinks You Can Think! (1975)
42 -- On Beyond Zebra (1955)
43 -- One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (1960)
44 -- Scrambled Eggs Super! (1954)
45 -- The Seven Lady Godivas (1939)
46 -- Shape of Me and Other Stuff (1973)
47 -- The Sneetches and Other Stories (1961)
47a -- The Zax
47b -- Too Many Daves
47c -- What Was I Scared Of?
48 -- Ten Apples Up On Top (1961) [not indexed]
49 -- There's a Wocket In My Pocket (1974)
50 -- Thidwick, The Big-Hearted Moose (1948)
51 -- The Tooth Book (1981)
52 -- The Tough Coughs as He Ploughs The Dough (1987) [not indexed]
53 -- Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories (1958)
53a-- Gertrude McFuzz
53b -- The Big Brag
54 -- You're Only Old Once! (1986)

CHARACTERS AND CREATURES:
Aaron, an alligator: 5
Abigail: 5
Aldermen: 1
Alice, a Hooded Klopfer: 19
Aunt Ada: 5
Aunt Annie: 11
Australian fish: 36
Beagle-Beaked-Bald-Headed Grinch: 44
Beft: 41
Bell ringer: 2
Bellar: 49
Ben: 16
Better Hunch: 24
Bicklebaum, Benjamin B.: 7
Biffer-Baum Birds: 12
Billings, Billy: 51
Bim: 16
Bingle Bug: 50
Bippo-No-Bungus: 31
Birthday Honk-Honker: 19
Blindfolded Bowman from Brigger-ba-Root: 30
Blinn, Pinner: 39
Blogg: 46
Bloogs: 41
Bofa: 49
Bolster: 30
Bombastic Aghast: 44
Briggs, Pete: 39
Brown Bar-ba-loots: 34
Brutus, a horse: 45
Bumble-Tub Club: 12
Captain of the Guards: 2, 14
Cat in the Hat: 4, 6
Catfish: 36
Chief Yookeroo: 3
Chief-in-charge-of-fish: 33
Chippendale Mupp: 12
Chuggs: 31
Circus Fish: 36
Clark: 43
Clover, a horse: 45
Collapsible Frink: 12
Cooper, Soapy: 39
Cubbins, Bartholomew: 2, 14
Curious Crandalls: 12
Dad: 1, 20
Dake: 53a
Daniel, the Kick-a-Poo Spaniel: 3
Dapples, a horse: 45
Dawf: 44
Dellar: 49
Dinn: 39
Diver Getz: 19
Diver Gitz: 19
Dog Fish: 36
Doo, David Donald: 11
Down Hunch: 24
Dr. Ballew: 54
Dr. Blinn: 54
Dr. Derring's Singing Herrings: 19
Dr. Diller: 54
Dr. Drew: 54
Dr. Fitzgerald: 54
Dr. Fitzpatrick: 54
Dr. Fitzsimmons: 54
Dr. Fonz: 54
Dr. Ginns: 54
Dr. McGrew: 54
Dr. McGuire: 54
Dr. McPherson: 54
Dr. Pollen: 54
Dr. Schmidt: 54
Dr. Sinatra: 54
Dr. Smoot: 54
Dr. Spreckles: 54
Dr. Sylvester: 54
Dr. Timpkins: 54
Dr. Tompkins: 54
Dr. Van Ness: 54
Dr. Von Eiffel: 54
Drew, Donald Driscoll: 51
Drum-tummied Snumm: 30
Dutter and Dutter, cake cutters: 19
East Beast: 39
Ed: 20
Eric: 33
Eskimo Fish: 36
Executioner: 14
Farmer: 36
Father of Nadd: 14
Father of the Father of Nadd: 14
Fibbel: 30
Fiffer-feffer-feff: 11
Findow: 49
Finney: 39
Fish: 4
Fizza-ma-wizza-ma-dill: 31
Flannel-Wing Jay: 44
Floob-Boober-Bab-Boober-Bubs: 42
Flummox: 30
Flunnel: 42
Flustard: 31
Foo-Foo the Snoo: 28
Foon: 30
Foona-Lagoona Baboona: 12
Four-Way Hunch: 24
Fox: 16
Fred: 39
Fritz: 39
Fuddnudler Brothers (Bipper, Bud, Skipper, Jipper, Jeffrey, Jud, Horatio,
Horace, Hendrix, Hud, Dinwoodie, Dinty, Dud, Fitzsimmon, Frederick,
Fud, Slinky, Stinkey, Stuart, Stud, Lud): 39
Funicular Goats: 19
Futzenfall, Fredric: 7
Gack: 43
Gasket: 31
Geeling 49
Gellar: 49
George: 46
Ghair: 49
Gherkin: 31
Glikker: 42
Glotz: 39
Glunk, The: 27b
Godiva, Arabella: 45
Godiva, Gussie: 45
Godiva, Hedwig: 45
Godiva, Lulu: 45
Godiva, Mitzi: 45
Godiva, Teenie: 45
Goo-Goose: 16
Gootch: 31
Gox: 43
Grand Duke Wilfred: 14
Grandpa: 3
Great Birthday Bird: 19
Grice: 44
Grickily Gractus: 44
Grinch: 23
Grizzly-Ghastly: 30
Grox: 39
Guff: 41
Gusset: 31
Ham-ikka-Schnim-ikka-Schnam-ikka-Schnopp: 44
Happy Hunch: 24
Harp-Twanging Snarp: 30
Herk-Heimer Sisters: 12
Herman, a squirrel: 60
High Gargel-orum: 42
Hilda Hen: 61
Hinkle-Horn Honkers: 12
Hippo-Heimers: 19
Homework Hunch: 24
Hoodwink: 30
Hooey, a parrot: 39
Hooper, Peter T.: 44
Hopp-Soup-Snoop Group: 12
Horton The Elephant: 21, 22
Huffle: 30
Humming-Fish: 34
Humpf-Humpf-a-Dumpfer: 42
Ichabod: 11
Iota: 31
Ish: 43
It-Kutch: 31
Itch-a-pods: 42
Jake the Pillow Snake: 28
Jedd: 12
Jeronimo: 6
Jertain: 49
Jibboo: 41
Jill-ikka-Jast: 44
Jim: 20
Jimbo Jones, jellyfish: 51
Jo-Jo: 22
Josts: 31
Joe: 43
Jogg-oons: 42
Jordan, Jerry: 11
Juggling Jott: 30
Katz, Blooie: 27a
Katz, Chooie: 27a
Katz, Fooie: 27a
Katz, Kooie: 27a
Katz, Looie, King of Katzen-Stein: 27a
Katz, Prooie: 27a
Katzen-bein, Zooie: 27a
King Birtram: 33
King Derwin of Didd: 2, 14
King's Magicians: 2, 14
Klopps, Katy: 51
Klotz: 39
Knox, Mr. and Mrs. J. Carmichael: 12
Knox, Nixie: 11
Knox: 16
Krauss, Kitty O'Sullivan: 41
Kweet: 44
Kwigger: 44
Lass-a-Jack: 44
Little Cats A-Z: 6
Liz: 44
Lolla-Lee-Lou: 63a
Long-Legger Kwong 44
Lopp, Little Lola: 11
Lorax: 34
Lord Droon: 33
Lord Godiva: 45
Luck, Luke: 16
Lunks: 31
Lurch: 30
Mack the Turtle: 63
Marco: 1
Marco: 36
Max, the dog: 23
Mayor of Who-Ville: 22
Mayor: 1
Mayzie Bird: 21
McBean, Sylvester McMonkey: 47
McCave, Dave (all 23 of them): 47b
McCobb, Mike: 61
McFuzz, Gertrude: 53a
McGrew, Gerald: 31
McGurk, Morris: 30
McPhail, Snorter and His Snore-a-Snort Band: 12
Mike: 43
Miss Becker: 54
Miss Fuddle-dee-Duddle: 42
Mooney, Marvin K: 35
Mop-Noodled Finch: 44
Moth-Watching Sneth: 44
Mr. Brown: 20, 37
Mr. Glotz: 61
Mr. Gump: 43
Mr. Sneelock: 30
Mrs. Brown: 20
Mrs. Kangaroo and child: 22
Mrs. McCave: 47b
Mrs. Umbroso: 36
Mt. Strookoo Cuckoo: 44
Mulligatawny: 31
Munch Hunch: 24
Nadd: 14
Natch: 31
Nathan, a war horse: 45
Nazzim of Bazzim: 42
Ned: 20, 43
Nellar: 49
Nerd: 31
Nerkle: 31
Nink: 49
Nizzards, black birds: 33
Nolster: 30
Nook Gase: 49
Nook: 43
Nooth Grush: 49
North-Going Zax: 47a
Norval: 64
Nupboard: 49
Nureau: 49
Nutch: 42
O'Dell, Conrad Cornelius O'Donald: 42
Obsk: 31
Ogler: 64
Once-ler, The: 34
Pam the clam: 51
Papa: 11
Parsifal, a horse: 45
Pat: 20
Patrol Cats: 33
Peeping Dick: 45
Peeping Drexel: 45
Peeping Frelinghuysen: 45
Peeping Harry: 45
Peeping Jack: 45
Peeping Tom: 45
Pelf: 44
Peter The Postman: 41
Plain-Belly Sneetches: 47
Pop: 20
Preep: 31
Proo: 31
Pup: 20
Quandary: 42
Queek, Quincy: 51
Queen of Quincy: 11
Quilligan quail: 29
Quimney: 49
Quiz-Docs: 54
Real Tough Hunch: 24
Red: 20
Red-Zoff, Jo: 12
Red-Zoff, Mo: 12
Right-Side-Up Song Girls: 3
Rink-Rinker-Fink: 41
Rolf the Walrus: 30
Ross, Rosy Robin: 11
Royal Coachman: 14
Royal Cook: 2
Royal Fiddlers: 2
Royal Laundress: 2
Royal Trumpeter: 2
Ruffle-Necked Sala-ma-goox: 44
Russian Palooski: 31
Ruthie: 51
Sally: 4, 6
Sam I Am: 18
Santa Claus: 6
Schmitz, Gen. Genghis Khan: 29
Schanck: 39
Sea Horse: 36
Seersucker: 31
Sgt. Mulvaney: 1
Shade-Roosting Quail: 44
Simon Sneath, the snail: 51
Single-File Zummzian Zuks: 44
Sir Alaric, keeper of the King's Records: 14
Sir Beers: 30
Sir Bopps: 30
Sir Dawkins: 30
Sir Hawkins: 30
Sir Hector: 30
Sir Jawks: 30
Sir Jeers: 30
Sir Snipps: 14
Sir Vector: 30
Sister: 27b
Skipper Zipp: 39
Skrink: 29
Skritz: 29
Slick, Silly Sammy: 9
Slow Joe Crow: 16
Smiling Sam, the crocodile: 51
Sneedle: 42
Sneetches: 47
Snell, Dr. Sam: 29
Snuvs: 41
Soobrian Snipe: 30
Sour Hunch: 24
South-Going Zax: 47a
South-West-Facing Cranes: 44
Spazzim: 42
Spookish Hunch: 24
Sporn, Sally Spingel Spungel: 7
Spotted Atrocious: 30
Spritz: 44
Star-Belly Sneetches: 47
Stroodel: 44
Sue: 16
Super Hunch: 24
Swomee-Swans: 34
Ted: 20
Tellar: 49
Thidwick, a horse: 45
Thidwick the Moose: 50
Thing One: 4
Thing Two: 4
Thing: 20
Thing-a-ma-Jigger: 36
Thnadners: 42
Through-horns-jumping Deer: 30
Thwerll: 31
Tick-tack-toe: 31
Time-Telling Fish: 19
Tizzle-Topped Grouse: 44
Tizzy: 44
To-an-Fro Marchers: 30
Tree-Spider: 50
Truffle: 30
Tufted Mazurka: 31
Twiddler Owl: 44
Umbus: 42
Uncle Terwilliger: 7
Uncle Ubb: 9
Up Hunch: 24
VanItch: 3
Van Vleck: 12
Very Odd Hunch: 24
Vinn, Vera Violet: 9
Vipper of Vipp: 41
Vlad-i-koff, Vlad, a black-bottom eagle: 22
Von Crandall: 64
von Schwinn, Gretchen: 39
Vrooms: 42
Vug: 49
Wasket: 49
Waterloo, Willy: 9
Wellar: 49
West Beast: 39
Whelden the Wheeler: 54
Who, Little Cindy-Lou: 23
Who-Bubs: 19
Wickersham Brothers: 22
Wiggins, Warren: 9
Wilberforce, Waldo: 7
Will: 20
Wily Walloo: 30
Wocket: 49
Wogs: 44
Woo, Waldo: 9
Woset: 49
Wumbus: 42
Wump: 43
Yekko: 42
Yeoman of the Bowmen: 14
Yeps: 49
Yertle the Turtle: 63
Ying: 43
Yink: 43
Yookie-Ann Sue: 3
Yooks: 3
Yop: 43
Yorgenson, Yolanda: 9
Yot: 49
Yottle: 49
Yuzz-a-ma-Tuzz: 42
Zable: 49
Zall: 49
Zamp: 49
Zans: 43
Zatz-it: 42
Zax: 47a
Zeds: 43
Zeep: 43
Zelf: 49
Zellar: 49
Ziff: 44
Zillow: 49
Zinn-a-Zu Bird: 50
Zizzer-zazzer-zuzz: 9
Zlock: 49
Zong: 41
Zooks: 3
Zoop-a-Zoop Troupe: 30
Zower: 49
Zuff: 44
Zummers: 19


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