TMI brings word of the golden anniversary of "The Cat In the Hat", which was first published in March of 1957, and links to The Annotated Cat, a book about the two Cat books. One "did you know" fact they highlight:
The ring removal in The Cat in the Hat Comes Back recalls Ted Geisel's work on the 1935 advertisement for a spot remover called Ex-tame.
Because it wouldn't have made for any fun, I suppose. Seuss' book is much more entertaining his way. We should be thankful that those kids didn't learn enough from the previous time to leave well enough alone.Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 27, 2007 to Books