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Children's LiteratureMost of us have been exposed to the books written by Dr. Seuss—a.k.a. Theodore Seuss Geisel or Ted, but we may not know much about his life and how hard he worked to get his first book published. Foran gives young reader a glimpse into the life and work of Dr. Seuss. Including how his first story And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street was turned down by thirty publishers. Ted was a very bright young man who just didn't know what he wanted to do in life. He loved writing and drawing, but it did not seem like it would be a way to make a living. His time in advertising did lead to success and eventually his children's books lead to a rich and fulfilling life. In 1984 Theodore Seuss Geisel won a Pulitzer Prize for his great contribution to children's literature. His books are still in print and his birthday is celebrated with great fan fare and is part of NEA's Read Across America program. In addition to learning about this great author, kids learn about the writing and publishing process and how difficult it is to get a book published. His most popular books are featured on the end pages with good summaries, but not enough to keep anyone from reading and enjoying the books. I was happy to see my personal favorite, Horton Hatches the Egg, among those featured. The concluding sections offer creative writing tips, web sites, a quiz, writing terms, glossary and index. A delightful book about an American icon in children's literature, and one that kids and adults will enjoy reading. 2003, Weigl Publications, Ages 7 up.