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.
“THERE’S A WOCKET IN MY POCKET /
¡HAY UN MOLILLO EN MI BOLSILLO!”
Publisher (English): Random House
Publisher (Spanish): Lectorum Publications
ISBN-13: 978-0679882831 (English)
ISBN-13: 978-1933032252 (Spanish)
Dubbed “Dr. Seuss’ Book of Ridiculous Rhymes,” the story follows a young boy who goes exploring in his house and finds an array of fun characters! From the Bofa reading a book on the sofa to the Geeling hanging upside down from the ceiling, the little boy discovers more and more crazy creatures whose species’ names all rhyme with different house-hold items. Some like the Nupboards in the cupboards and the Zower in the Shower he likes while others like the not-so nice Nooth Grush standing on his toothbrush, he doesn’t enjoy having around. Yes, it seems the Wocket in his pocket is only the beginning of his crazy adventure.