This fabulous compilation of four of Dr. Seuss' most wacky tales, packed with colourful zany pictures, rollicking rhyme and off-the-wall humour is guaranteed to make reading fun! * 2004 is the Seussentennial (100 years since the birth of Dr. Seuss) * On-going PR and marketing campaign to mark this anniversary -- library and bookshop birthday parties, blanket PR coverage, celebrity events * Links with Macmillan Cancer's Hat Week in September 2004 * Flash-mobbing events in June 2004 Cross-promotions with UIP on the film 'The Cat in the Hat' film * More brand awareness with 'The Cat in the Hat' VHS/DVD out August 2004 * Over half a billion books sold worldwide * One of the UK's top ten favourite authors * Dr. Seuss makes reading FUN! * Combines four delightful rhyming tales in one volume
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.
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