Theodor Seuss Geisel - better known to millions of his fans as Dr. Seuss - was born the son of a park superintendent in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1904. After studying at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and later at Oxford University in England, he became a magazine humorist and cartoonist, and an advertising man. He soon turned his many talents to writing children's books, and his first book - And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street - was published in 1937. His greatest claim to fame was The Cat in the Hat, published in 1957, the first of a hugely successful range of early learning books known as Beginner Books.
Praise for Dr. Seuss:
"[Dr. Seuss] has...instilled a lifelong love of books, learning and reading [in children]" The Telegraph
"Dr. Seuss ignites a child's imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses" The Express
"The magic of Dr. Seuss, with his hilarious rhymes, belongs on the family bookshelf" Sunday Times Magazine
"The author... has filled many a childhood with unforgettable characters, stunning illustrations, and of course, glorious rhyme" The Guardian
Praise for And To Think That I Saw it On Mulberry Street:
"The cleverest book I have met with for many years. The swing and merriment of the pictures and the natural truthful simplicity of the untruthfulness."
Beatrix Potter, author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit