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The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (Hardcover)
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Celebrate the 75th birthday of this classic treatise on bullying by Dr. Seuss with our new foil-covered, color-enhanced Anniversary Edition As topical today as when it was first published in 1938, "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins" is the story of a young peasant (the same as in "Bartholomew and the Oobleck" a Caldecott Honor Award-winner), and his unjust treatment at the hands of King Derwin. While "The 500 Hats" is one of Dr. Seuss's earliest and lesser known works, it is nevertheless totally Seussian and addresses subjects that we know the good doctor was passionate about throughout his life: the abuse of power (as in "Yertle the Turtle" and" Horton Hears a Who"); rivalry (as in "The Sneetches"); and of course, zany good humor (as in "The Cat in the Hat" and the 43 other books he wrote and illustrated) Available for a limited time only, this is a perfect way to introduce new readers to an old classic, or to reward existing fans.
About the Author
Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising. His advertising cartoons, featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!, appeared in several leading American magazines.
Dr. Seuss's first children's book, And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, hit the market in 1937, and the world of children's literature was changed forever!
In 1957, Seuss's The Cat in the Hat became the prototype for one of Random House's best- selling series, Beginner Books. This popular series combined engaging stories with outrageous illustrations and playful sounds to teach basic reading skills.
Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped kids learn to read.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and three Academy Awards, Seuss was the author and illustrator of 44 children's books, some of which have been made into audiocassettes, animated television specials, and videos for children of all ages. Even after his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss continues to be the best-selling author of children's books in the world.
"A lovely bit of tom-foolery which keeps up the suspense and surprise until the last page."--The New York Times.