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.
“THE CAT IN THE HAT COMES BACK /
EL GATO CON SOMBRERO VIENE DE NUEVO” Publisher (English): Random House
Publisher (Spanish): Lectorum Publications
ISBN-13: 978-0394800028 (English)
ISBN-13: 978-1930332430 (Spanish)
The Cat in the Hat returns for more out of control fun. It’s a snowy day, and Dick and Sally are no longer looking out the window of their home with nothing to do. No, this time the siblings are stuck shoveling snow until the Cat in the Hat ar-rives to liven up things. Although he claims he just wants to go inside the house and get out of the snow, Dick soon finds the Cat eating cake in the bathtub, and worse still, he leaves a pink ink-like stain ring around the tub. And to make matters more complicated, the Cat is not alone. Accompanying him this time are Little Cat A, Little Cat B (and so on), adding to the craziness of Dick and Sally’s latest adventure.