Dr. Seuss’ books have been translated into more than fifteen languages and have sold over 200 million copies. They have been adapted into movies, TV shows, and a Broadway musical. He earned two Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. Even though he was very popular as a cartoonist for kids, Geisel was also a moralist and political progressive whose views are present in some of his stories. Some of his books use ridicule, satire, wordplay, nonsense words, and wild drawings to take aim at bullies, hypocrites, and demagogues. He believed that children’s books should be entertaining and educational. He thought that writers of children’s books should "talk, not down to children as kiddies, but talk to them clearly and honestly as equals."