What was Dr. Seuss’ first book? | TV Store Online
Dr. Seuss is the nom de plume of Theodor Geisel. Under that pen name, Theodor both wrote and illustrated children’s books that had zany characters and rhymes as well as hidden morals. He also had two other pen names: Rosetta Stone and Theo Lesieg.
The very first Dr. Seuss book was And to think I saw it on Mulberry Street! That one was published in 1938. Ironically, it had been rejected 27 times before finally, Vanguard Press picked it up.
That book went over well so he wrote his next one and titled it The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. This one featured Bartholomew and King Derwin who were both later reprised in a book entitled Bartholomew and the Oobleck.
All of the characters in the Dr. Seuss books are whimsical and even the baddies like the Grinch end up with you loving them. His books are a source of wonder and delight for infants, toddlers and children of all ages. Infants and toddlers too love the rhythm of the rhymes while younger readers love the fact that they can read his books by themselves.
Dr. Seuss books are good for everyone with their morals too that are cleverly couched in the stories.
If there are smaller children on your list of people to buy birthday or Christmas presents for, Dr. Seuss books are always a good choice. They inspire the imagination with their silly stories and they encourage a love of reading that can last a lifetime.