Theodor Seuss Geisel - better known to millions of his fans as Dr. Seuss - was born the son of a park superintendent in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1904. After studying at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and later at Oxford University in England, he became a magazine humorist and cartoonist, and an advertising man. He soon turned his many talents to writing children's books, and his first book - And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street - was published in 1937. His greatest claim to fame was the one and only The Cat in the Hat, published in 1957, the first of a successful range of early learning books known as Beginner Books.
`...my favourite of Dr Seuss's books... not least for its combination of mastery, mystery and possibility.' Guardian
`Dr. Seuss ignites a child's imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses.' Express
`The celebrated whimsicalist who has given young readers and gigglers so many outrageous adventures over the years has opted for a more purposeful stroll in his latest outing.' New York Times
`The author... has filled many a childhood with unforgettable characters, stunning illustrations, and of course, glorious rhyme.' Guardian
`One book that has proved to be popular for graduates of all ages since it was first published in 1990.' New York Times