September 14th, 2013
The classic works of Dr. Seuss are getting an update for the digital age! Book Publisher RANDOM HOUSE has announced that 40 of their Dr. Seuss books will be converted into ebooks and put on sale starting on September 24th. The titles will include: The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Horton Hears a Who!, The Lorax, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Bartholomew and Oobleck. They will be have a retail price of $10.99 and Random House says all digital copies will preserve the original layout and illustrations of Dr. Seuss.
For more detailed information check out this Official PDF File from Random House Publishing, CLICK HERE!
How did Theodor Seuss Geisel create The Lorax? Well, that question can be answered by visiting THE LORAX Art Museum exhibit in Omaha, Nebraska that opens next week. While there, Dr. Seuss' fans will see the birth of this beloved Children’s picture book.
This special program will feature doodles, crayon drawings, and ink pieces that inspired the book. It will be on view at Omaha's Joslyn Art Museum from August 10th until November 3rd, 2013.
Here's a little bit more about the exhibit:
Published in 1971, before protecting the earth became a global concern, Dr. Seuss spoke through his character, the Lorax, who 'spoke for the trees,' warning against mindless progress and the danger it poses to the planet ... The color sketches and line art on view at the Joslyn Art Museum, along with the typewritten story Geisel affixed to the pages, provide a fascinating look at the early development of a Dr. Seuss classic.
For more information about both the exhibit and Joslyn Art Museum, please CLICK HERE!
February 25th, 2013
Being associated with Random House, we’re really proud to announce that the U.S. National Endowment of the Arts is celebrating the birthday of the Children’s Book Author, Dr. Seuss, with a program titled, “READ ACROSS AMERICA!”. The event starts on March 2nd, 2013 ( which is just a few days away! ) and looks to be a very fun thing for both Children and Adults. Yes, this is a chance to get your Kids really exciting about reading!
The main focus is to help kids develop a love of reading and also create some much needed support for local Libraries. The NEA has held this event for some time and it’s always a success. Plus, they always have many different things going on so it’s always a good idea to ask your local Library what they will be doing or you can also check out the official website to see what’s happening too, just CLICK HERE!
February 21st, 2013
This is just a fun post to share some recently created graphics that celebrate both Book and Authors. You might recognize some of these Writers: Haruki Murakami, Dr. Seuss (represented by the Cat in the Hat! ), and Neil Gaiman.
Please feel free to share these on your favorite social networking website, like Facebook and Twitter. Thanks!
February 9th, 2013
This year marks the 75th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s Classic Children Book, “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins”. Random House has released a special anniversary edition ( holographic foil cover ) and, also in honor of the book, the Seuss Estate has decided to start the “Hats off to Dr. Seuss!” campaign.
Yes, Dr. Seuss was an extremely serious Hat Collector. He had hundreds of them and, in one way or another, many of them made their way into his artwork. So, Dr. Seuss’s widow, Audrey S. Geisel, decided to open up his collection of hats to the public for a never-before-seen glimpse at the amazing array of head wear. This is the first time any of these hats have traveled outside the Seuss Estate.
The Dr. Seuss hat exhibit launched at the Children's Center of the New York Public Library (42nd Street branch). It will be in New York until February 12th, 2013, and then will go on to 15 additional locations throughout 2013. Here’s the list:
|2013 Show Dates||City||Venue|
|2/1 - 2/11||New York, NY||NY Public Library|
|2/12 - 2/17||New York, NY||Animazing|
|2/22 - 3/10||Wilmington, NC||Gallery at Racine|
|3/15 - 3/31||San Francisco, CA||Dennis Rae Fine Art|
|4/5 - 4/21||Austin, TX||Art on 5th|
|4/26 - 5/12||Menlo Park, CA||Peabody Fine Art|
|5/17 - 6/2||Los Angeles/Orange County, CA||Fingerhut Art Gallery Laguna|
|6/7 - 6/23||Minneapolis, MN||Jean Stephen Gallery|
|6/28 - 7/14||Denver, CO||Clayton Lane Fine Art|
|7/19 - 8/4||San Diego/La Jolla, CA||Legends Fine Art|
|8/9 - 8/25||San Diego, CA||Chuck Jones Gallery|
|8/30 - 9/15||Sausalito/Marin County||Petris Fine Arts|
|*9/20 - 10/6||Detroit, MI||Art Leaders|
|10/11 - 10/27||Chicago, IL||Atlas Galleries|
|11/1 - 11/17||Washington D.C.||P&C Galleries|
|*11/22 - 12/8||New York City||Exclusive Event: To Be Announced|
|12/13 - 12/29||Lake Tahoe/Reno||Marcus Ashley Gallery|
*to be confirmed
All photos are courtesy of TM & 2013 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All Rights Reserved.
Random House Releases The Dr. Seuss Classic “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins” as 75th Anniversary Edition
January 21st, 2013
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins turns 75 in 2013. So, to celebrate, Random House created a special foil-covered Anniversary Edition with a newly color-enhanced interior that would please even King Derwin himself! When the royal carriage approaches, young Bartholomew Cubbins removes his hat as is required by the haughty king. But as soon as Bartholomew does so, another hat appears on his head! This goes on and on, angering the king and frustrating his royal assistants until Bartholomew (quite literally) sheds 500 hats and almost loses his head! A delightfully strange story about an event that “just happened to happen and was not very likely to happen again,” the 75th anniversary of “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins” is likewise an event that won’t happen again, and their 75th Anniversary Edition will be available for a limited time only at the regular edition price of $14.95. Dr. Seuss fans won’t want to miss it!
September 13th, 2012
Here’s a quick post to share some hilarious comic strips & a photo that all revolve around a love of reading books. The one with Dr. Seuss’ “Horton” character totally cracks me up!
September 7th, 2012
OK, I thought this would be a fun post and I have to admit that I totally love Dr. Seuss Books so that could be a reason too, ha! If you collect Vintage Dr. Seuss Books then you know all about the nightmare of trying to identify early “First Editions”. In most cases the books are not labeled with the standard “1st Edition” marking but, instead, they use strange numbers & symbols. Well, we found an interesting website that helps to explain a few of these concepts. You can check that out by clicking right HERE!
Oh yeah, just to explain the photos. These are all “First Edition” Seuss Books. The cover art is totally amazing! The 1st image, of course, is one of the most popular, THE CAT IN THE HAT from 1957. Then, we get to view SCRAMBLED EGGS SUPER & IF I RAN THE ZOO, all Classics!!
September 2nd, 2012
Because I’m a serious Book Lover ( and you probably are too ) I always enjoy reading quotes from Famous Authors. Here are just a few examples. The list includes: Stephen Fry, Ernest Hemingway, Jack London, and Dr. Seuss!!
August 13th, 2012
This post is a shout out to all the Fans of Dr. Seuss ( a.k.a. Theodore Seuss Geisel ). Before finding fame and fortune as a major Children’s Book Author Mr. Geisel supported himself and his family with commercial art work. Yes, during the Depression he was an Illustrator and did a lot of Advertising Graphics for Magazines. He quickly developed a large list of Clients like General Electric, FLIT Bug Killer, Holly Sugar, NBC and many more.
Well, One great source to view his advertising artwork is at the Mandeville Special Collections Library at the University of California, San Diego. The library has scanned a selection of these advertisements for greater access, which they call “The Dr. Seuss Collection”, and they can be viewed by clicking right HERE. Please be sure to check it out sometime because it’s not only important historically, but is also very inspiring.