Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, wrote and illustrated 46 children’s books, including popular titles such as Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Horton Hears a Who!, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.
The Cat in the Hat has been translated into more than 12 different languages, and 11 million copies have been printed.
The film version of The Cat in the Hat, starring Mike Myers as the Cat in the Hat and Dakota Fanning as Sally, was the second feature-length adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ books.
The first movie adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ works was How the Grinch Stole Christmas, or The Grinch, which came out in 2000. The lead character, the Grinch, is played by Jim Carrey.
The Grinch is the second highest-grossing holiday film of all time behind Home Alone.
Written by Gayle Riedel, Heterick Memorial Library Intern