Children and adults alike remember Dr. Seuss's cat in the hat, the culinary delight to be found in green eggs and ham and the fate of the Grinch who stole Christmas. What few know is that Theodor Seuss Geisel's first book came to him while returning from Europe aboard an ocean liner; he found himself obsessed with the throbbing of the ship's engines and repeated the beat until the words of his first book "And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street" (1937) made it to the page. Throughout the years he produced over 20 of the best loved children's books of the 20th century, many with the same rhyme scheme.
The 26 articles in this collection (from newspapers, magazines, the academic world and sources in between) provide a variety of perspectives on his work, from how and why he completely revolutionized children's literature to why children were the only ones who truly understood and appreciated his characters.
"Calling all Dr. Seuss fans -- this one's for you -- appealing fare." -- Booklist
"An enjoyable journey through the seemingly simple avenues of Seussdom." -- School Library Journal
"For those who love -- or hate - -green eggs and ham, and anyone else." -- Ohioana Quarterly
Contains a chronology of the key dates in the life of Theodor Geisel and Index.