Theodore Geisel first used the penname Seuss during his senior year at Dartmonth College in the school’s humor magazine. Later as a professional magazine cartoonist, he began to sign his work as “Dr. Theophrastus Seuss,” which he later shorted and carried over to his books. Today, the name Dr. Seuss is synonymous with children’s literature, and his timeless stories have been translated into multiple languages and are enjoyed around the world. For this reason and because one of his most famous characters, the Grinch, is so closely associated with this time of year, we are dedicating this month’s School Library to the works of Dr. Seuss.
“AND TO THINK THAT I SAW IT ON MULBERRY
STREET / Y PENSAR QUE LO VI POR LA CALLE PORVENIR”
Publisher (English): Random House
Publisher (Spanish): Lectorum Publications
ISBN-13: 978-0394844947 (English)
ISBN-13: 978-1933032078 (Spanish)
Dr. Seuss’s very first book for children! Marco’s father always tells his son to “keep your eyelids up and see what you can see.” But little Marco is full of imagination and determined to tell an inter-esting tale. As Marco walks down Mulberry Street, he sees a horse pulling a broken down wagon, but neither seem good enough to tell his father about when he gets home. “That can’t be my story. That’s only a start,” Marco declares, and soon from a mere horse and wagon, young Marco concocts a zebra and chariot and then an entire colorful cast of characters, making Mulberry Street the most interesting location in town.