Today at Wrapped in Foil we rave about the new picture book biography Imagine That!: How Dr. Seuss Wrote The Cat in the Hat by Judy Sierra and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes.
To set the stage, Judy Sierra describes what kids might have been doing in 1954. Then, using just the right rhythmic tone, she reveals how Dr. Seuss began writing The Cat in the Hat that year. Next comes the central message: given the struggles Dr. Seuss had writing the book using a limited vocabulary list, he could have easily given up. Instead he persevered, dug deep into his creative toolbox, and ultimately was successful. It is an important message delivered with a light touch.
The text isn’t the whole package. Kevin Hawkes’s illustrations are delightful as well, paying playful homage to Dr. Seuss’s style.
The bottom line is Imagine That!: How Dr. Seuss Wrote The Cat in the Hat is simply a picture perfect picture book biography. Check out a copy today.
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