"I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny": Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat and the Cat in the Hat Comes Back with Four Additional Beginner Books
The Cat in the Hat and The Cat in the Hat Comes Back with Four Additional Beginner Books: Including A Big Ball of String, Sam and the Firefly, The Big Jump and Other Stories, and A Fly Went By.
Seuss, Dr. (Theodor Geisel).$400.00
Item Number: 108243
New York: Random House, 1957-1958.
Early printings of Seuss’s classic work and its sequel. Octavos, six volumes, original illustrated boards, illustrated. The Cat in the hat with unlaminated boardsand B-1 on the spine of the jacket. Accompanied by four other early printings in Random House’s Beginner Book Series including: Marion Holland’s A Big Ball of String (1958), P.D. Eastman’s Sam and the Firefly (1958), Benjamin Elkin’s The Big Jump and Other Stories (Illustrated by Katherine Evans; (1958), and Mike McClintock’s A Fly Went By (Illustrated byu Fritz Siebel; 1958). Each book is fine in a near fine dust jacket. A charming collection of Random House’s Beginner Books imprint, which Geisel co-founded.
"A person's a person, no matter how small," Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, would say. "Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and delighted." "The Cat in the Hat was so successful that Random House, publisher of all the Dr. Seuss books since 1937, created a special division, Beginner Books, with the Cat in the Hat as the logo and Dr. Seuss as president of the division" (Dr. Seuss from Then to Now, 45). "This extraordinary writer has done more to foster literacy in children than most because he manages to combine lunacy with sanity, fun with learning, and quality with exuberant readability" (Joseph Connolly). It was the basis for the 2003 film starring Mike Myers in the title role of the Cat in the Hat, and Dakota Fanning as Sally.