Excellent and exuberant reviews hail The Cat Behind the Hat as a groundbreaking volume on the art and life of Theodor Seuss Geisel.
“Everyone who grew up entertained, provoked, and enlightened by Dr. Seuss books will love this big, color-saturated volume covering 70 years of published and private art by the master of smart, loopy fun.”
—Booklist Review – November 1, 2012
Crack the cover of this gorgeous book and you’ll find Dr. Seuss’s clever, now ironic advertising work, his WWII political cartoons, his sweet and goofy taxidermy sculptures, and thrilling original drawings from Green Eggs and Ham and other Seuss classics. But the big discoveries in this bountiful and redefining volume are his “Midnight Paintings,” surreal watercolors, oils, and acrylics featuring vast, labyrinthine worlds and private versions of his expressive characters. Spectacular reproductions and excellent, if episodic, commentary map Geisel’s exuberant, world-altering artistic journey on what he would call “long wiggled roads” into “weirdish wild space.”
“Altogether, this collection makes it easy to fall in love with Dr. Seuss again.” —Publishers Weekly – August 27, 2012