There's not much we can say about the Cat in the Hat that you don't already know. An absolute classic book of children's literature, the Cat in the Hat was created by Geisel as a literacy tool for early readers, but went on to inspire mischievous flights of imagination in millions of bored children.
Beloved, American, children’s book author and illustrator Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904 -1991), better known by his pen name, Dr. Seuss, created imaginative characters and rhymes that encouraged reading. Initially working as a political cartoonist and advertising illustrator, Geisel accepted a contract to illustrate a children's book enabling his transition into juvenile literature. He persisted after his first book was repeatedly rejected, eventually becoming a best-selling, award-winning children’s author. His boldly inked, whimsical figures and verse transformed the predictable, pastel, moralistic world of children’s publishing. Geisel’s inspirational work has been adapted for television, theater and film.