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Horton Hears A Hat…Or 200

by on April 22, 2013


Theodor Geisel loved both cats and hats and that’s why it came as no surprise that, using the pseudonym Dr. Seuss, he wrote the classic and wildly popular children’s book “The Cat in the Hat”. He also wrote a few other books you may have heard of and one of those was “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins” in which Cubbins begins with a simple Robin Hood-style feather hat and spends most of the story simply taking off hat after hat which appear underneath his original hat [thoroughly displeasing King Derwin]

As it turns out, Geisel really did like hats and kept a secret closet in his home full of his favorites – numbering close to 200 in all. Some of those favorites are being transported via old school steamer trunk in a national touring exhibit entitled “Hats Off To Dr. Seuss” which will also feature some of his little-seen personal artwork from the Seuss Estate.

The national tour of “Hats Off To Dr. Seuss” began in February in the New York City Public Library and continues this week from April 26-May 12, 2013 at Menlo Park, California before moving on to other stops around the country. The full Hats Off schedule can be found here and you can watch a video of the exhibition here…

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