Excellent Books: Hop on Pop, The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and over 40 others. Many of his books have won awards.
From His Life: Theodore's dad was Superintendent of City Parks, which included a zoo. Theodore spent years at the zoo drawing animals and developing his personal artistic style. He worked as a cartoonist before writing and illustrating books.
Advice for Aspiring Writers: Dr. Suess is an excellent example of working through rejections and believing in yourself. His first book, And to Think I Saw it on Mulberry Street, was turned down by 29 publishers. Dr. Suess had a wonderful sense of humor and attributed the final acceptance of his book to luck: he happened to be walking down the right side of the street when he bumped into a friend/editor who took Suess immediately to his office to sign a contract! His most famous book, The Cat in the Hat, was published almost 20 years later.
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