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Dr. Seuss: The Cat Behind the Hat Hardcover – Nov 13 2012

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (Nov. 13 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449432603
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449432607
  • Product Dimensions: 25.1 x 3.3 x 31 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #53,756 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Chase Art Companies:                       

Beyond the familiar faces featured in Dr. Seuss’s children’s books, Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) created a separate body of paintings and sculptures, which have rarely been seen by the public. Since 1997 Chase Art Companies has worked to bring this collection of artworks into the public view. Reproductions of those images, as well as limited editions derived from his original book illustrations, are exhibited in galleries and museums around the world alongside the works of Rembrandt, Picasso, Miró, and Warhol. To learn more about The Art of Dr. Seuss please visit


Lionheart Books is a packager located in Atlanta. Headed by former Turner publisher Michael Reagan, Lionheart has produced such New York Times best-sellers as The Complete Far Side and The Complete Calvin and Hobbes.

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2817b4c) out of 5 stars An account of Dr. Seuss Nov. 29 2012
By wogan - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This is a big, heavy coffee table book showing the public and the private art of Theodore Geisel - Dr. Seuss. The art is fascinating, ranging from advertisements that he did, to book illustrations and the `Midnight paintings' that he did not want shown to the public until after his death.

There are descriptions of events in his life and his work. They include the beginnings of Horton, calendars and many advertisements that he illustrated. The pictures are all well done and clear, many of them cover a whole page or even extending onto the next page. Each work has the medium it was done on and its title; although I wish they would have included the year it was made. The book is in mostly chronological order. Photos of Theodore Geisel are included. His work shows, in an interesting way, his social conscience.

This is a well done book, although one should be aware that it was published previously as `Secrets of the Deep' and it is sold as a very costly limited edition, but if you search you can find the regular book at a fraction of the limited edition's cost.
It is an interesting compilation of Seuss' work and life that fans of his and those of art would enjoy.
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2817ba0) out of 5 stars Stunning, fun and informative! Nov. 19 2012
By Scave31 - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Part biography, part art book, "Dr. Seuss, The Cat Behind the Hat" is a great peek into the many facets of Theodor Geisel, the artist and writer who touched so many lives, children's and adult's alike, and continues to touch them today, 20 years after his death. I learned a lot about the man...his need for privacy and why he keep much of his art out of the public eye. His art and writings, even that directed at children, reflected so much of his world view, his desire for fairness and equality for all people. I loved some of the stories behind how he created his art and why he wrote the books he wrote. His wit and humor stood out, even in the ads he wrote and illustrated to pay the bills during the Depression years. I loved seeing how some of the characters which came to be prominent in his children's books were present years earlier in his "midnight paintings" otherwise known as "the secret art of Seuss." Some of that art includes wacky taxidermy that will really tickle the reader, a book that featured the Seuss Navy for the 1936 National Boat Show, and many of his wonderful political cartoons.

I read this book in e-book form and found the art beautiful to look at, so I imagine the printed version will be stunning. Colorful, imaginative, and informative, The Cat Behind the Hat, was a smile-inducing, thoughtful, and a few times, when being reminded of especially good memories I have of Dr. Seuss's books, a bit tearful for me to read. I especially loved the section that discussed his foray into children's books, which came much later in his life. Oh, the places Dr. Seuss went...this book takes a reader there and lets them share a bit in the life that touched so many of us.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2817fd8) out of 5 stars An art book with some unnecessary text Nov. 20 2013
By Dan'l Danehy-Oakes - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Subtitled, "The Art of Dr. Seuss," this is more-or-less a restrospective of Seuss's entire career, but it focuses strongly on what the Doctor called his "Midnight Paintings," i.e., things not intended for publication in his lifetime. These range from very Seuss-y Seusses to some wild abstracts and surreal paintings ... but always with his sense of humor and delight in what he's doing.

There's text but it doesn't get in the way, and a couple of short essays by Seuss himself, including one on how the original Cat came to be written. There are sketches showing how some of his most famous books developed. And through it all there is Seussery.

I like it, but that is only to be expected, as I regard Dr. Seuss as the children's entertainer (author, artist, moviemaker...) of the twentieth century.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9fb903b4) out of 5 stars Art for himself Feb. 22 2014
By wiredweird - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Ted Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) made contributions to children's literature that might never be equaled. That's partly due to the fact that, according to one collaborator, the children's book market teems with imitators of every style around, except for Seuss's. No one dares to try.

But Seuss had a long and varied career as advertising illustrator, political cartoonist, and more, and still had time on his hands. Since a real artist must create art, he did - and kept it for his own amusement. He realized that his own passing made his privacy irrelevant, and left behind these wonderful works for us to enjoy, There's plenty of informative biographical text here, but it's really about the artwork: oils, acrylics, watercolors, sketches and mockups for his books, even slightly deranged sculptures. My one complaint (and I complain very quietly) is that the works reproduced here rarely, if ever come with mention of the year they were created. Perhaps that information was never available - but its lack prevents me from tracing themes and styles through different eras of his long and productive life. Despite that minor flaw, this has my highest recommendation for anyone who grew up loving his wonderful work.

-- wiredweird
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9fb90498) out of 5 stars Brilliant Nov. 26 2013
By Stephen T. Hopkins - Published on
Format: Hardcover
There are several great reasons to buy Caroline Smith’s Dr. Seuss: The Cat Behind the Hat. First of all, this is a beautiful book. The illustrations are finely printed and are beautiful to see. Second, if the only image you have of Dr. Seuss comes from The Cat in the Hat, you are in for a treat. While many of the images from Ted Geisel’s children’s books were familiar to me, I especially enjoyed seeing the midnight paintings, his ads and the political cartoons he drew. Finally, any reader who likes to learn more about a creative individual will discover in this finely written book a comprehensive perspective on Ted Geisel. Treat yourself to this expensive book with a value that far exceeds its cost.

Rating: Four-star (I like it)