/ Key title A new edition of the classic illustrated storybook, ideal for children just beginning to read on their own. / Follows on from the successful publication of the Dr. Seuss rebranded programme / With a strong emphasis on fun and learning, Beginner Books will appeal to kids and parents alike / The six Beginner Books are colour-coded to guide readers of different abilities to the title that best suits them / Cat in the Hat branding will guarantee mass appeal to all Dr. Seuss fans / Over 250,000 copies sold of Are You My Mother? / With colour illustrations, humour and rhyme, Beginner Books will appeal to even 'non-reading' children / Attractive new jacket treatment with clear branding
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 one and only The Cat in the Hat, published in 1957, the first of a hugely successful range of early learning books known as Beginner Books.