The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (Hardcover)

Author: Seuss, Dr.

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Originally published in 1938 by Vanguard Press.

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Publisher Random House Childrens Books
Mfg Part# 9780394844848
SKU 30060103
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 039484484X
Release Date 6/1/1989
Author Info
Theodor Geisel is known and loved by millions by his pen name, Dr. Seuss. He used this name as he wanted to save Geisel for what he felt was his "true work"--his writing for adults. (Seuss is the author's middle name, the "Dr." a sarcastic salute to his never completed doctoral degree). Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Seuss graduated from Dartmouth College and attended Oxford University in pursuit of a Ph.D. in English Literature. At Oxford he was encouraged by a fellow student, Helen Palmer, to drop out and pursue a career as a cartoonist. Seuss took this woman quite seriously, for not only did he follow her advice, he also married her. Back in the United States, Seuss worked as an illustrator while still attempting to write serious fiction and humor for adults. His first book for children, AND TO THINK THAT I SAW IT ON MULBERRY STREET was published in 1937. The success of this work prompted him to produce more picture books for children until the onset of World War II, during which he and his wife wrote and produced films in support of the Allies. Two of these films HITLER LIVES and DESIGN FOR DEATH won Academy Awards for best documentary features. After the war, he returned to writing for children and, in 1957, THE CAT IN THE HAT was published. This book changed the face of beginning reader books from the basic primer to a story that was exciting and fun and was illustrated with lively artwork. With the success of THE CAT IN THE HAT, Seuss was named the head of Beginning Books, a subsidiary of his publishing company, Random House. This allowed him to not only create such classic works as ONE FISH, TWO FISH, RED FISH, BLUE FISH but also to establish the careers of such authors as P. D. Eastman and Robert Lopshire. Several of his works have been adapted as animated films, most memorably the holiday classic, HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS. During his long career, Dr. Seuss garnered many awards, including two Caldecott Honors for MCELLIGOT'S POOL and BARTHOLOMEW AND THE OOBLECK. In 1980, he was honored with the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his body of work. He received a Pulitzer Prize for his contributions to children's literature, and when he died in 1991, he was the world's best-selling author of children's books.
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Annotation Every time Bartholomew tries to remove his hat, another magically appears on his head. This strange predicament gets him into a lot of trouble with King Derwin of Didd who demands that all his subjects remove their hats in his presence. Black-and-white illustrations (except for Bartholomew's hat, which is bright red) accompany the text.
Editors Note Illus. in color. A read-aloud telling what happened when Bartholomew couldn't take his hat off before the king.
Editors Note 2 Each time Bartholomew Cubbins attempts to obey the King's order to take off his hat, he finds there is another one on his head
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 05
Number of Pages 0056
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers

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