Families gathered at the Oxford Valley Mall to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the publishing of Dr. Seuss’ first-ever published book.
Scores of parents and their children gathered at the Oxford Valley Mall to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the publishing of Dr. Seuss’ first-ever published book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. Children were treated to the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss with event VIP Cat in the Hat, an in-mall book reading and a screening of PBS Kids The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That during the event that took place on Saturday. This year's event enjoyed strong attendance, with nearly double the number of visitors that turned out last year, according to a news release.
The mall will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Theodor Seuss Geisel’s first-ever published children’s book, "And To Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street."
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Families are invited to celebrate Dr. Seuss and his first-ever published children's book at "75 Years of Imagination" at Oxford Valley Mall on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m. The celebration—which is sponsored by Simon Kidgits Club, Dr. Seuss Enterprises L.P. and Random House Children's Books—marks the 75th anniversary of Theodor Seuss Geisel's "And To Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street." According to an article on NPR, "[The book] was rejected 27 times," said Guy McLain, who works at the Springfield Museum in Geisel's Massachusetts hometown. But by a bit of chance, his life was changed and he started on the journey to become the Dr. Seuss we all know. "He bumped into a friend ... who had just become an editor at a publishing house in the…