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And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street
And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street Author:Dr. Seuss And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street! is a book written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss and Robert Carington. Originally published in 1937, it was Seuss's first children's book. Originally titled "A Story That No One Can Beat," the manuscript was rejected by some 20 to 30 publishers (precise numbers vary, even from Seuss himself, who co... more »unted 27 and 28) but was eventually published by Vanguard Press.
The story follows a boy named Marco, who describes the sights and sounds of imaginary people and vehicles traveling along Mulberry Street in an elaborate fantasy story he dreams up to tell to his father at the end of his walk, but decides instead to simply tell him what he actually saw. Dr. Seuss wrote the story as a commentary about how he felt adults stifled children's imaginations.
"Mulberry Street" is the name of a street in Springfield, Massachusetts, not far from Dr. Seuss's boyhood home on Fairfield Street, and may be the source of the book's name.
The Creedence Clearwater Revival song "Lookin' Out My Back Door" was partly inspired by the book. Dr. Seuss apparently nearly burned the manuscript prior to its publication after being rejected by 27 publishers.« less