Dr. Seuss

Famous Children's Book Author

First Book

Dr. Seuss's first book he wrote and illustrated was And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. The book was published in 1937. The story was rejected 27 times before being published.

Hat Inspiration

Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel loved hats! He collected tons of them! He incorporated them into his work. Dr. Seuss thought hats gave characters personality! As editor in chief of Beginner Books at Random House in the late 1960s, Michael Frith worked closely with Geisel, sometimes into the early hours of the morning. When they were stumped by a word choice, Mr. Frith said, Geisel would often bound to the closet and grab a hat for each of them.”