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 / EL GATO ENSOMBRERADO”
Publisher (English): Random House
Publisher (Spanish): Random House
ISBN-13: 978-0394800011 (English)
ISBN-13: 978-0553509793 (Spanish)
It’s a rainy day, and Dick and Sally can’t find anything to do until the Cat in the Hat unexpectedly appears and turns their dreary afternoon into a fun-filled extravaganza! But what starts out as innocent silliness soon turns into a crazy whirlwind of chaos especially when the Cat introduces Dick and Sally to the cute but rambunctious Thing 1 and Thing 2. And with the children’s mother due home soon, it looks like being bored on a rainy day is suddenly the least of their problems…unless the Cat has something up his sleeve (or in this case in his hat) that can save the day in time.