Dr. Seuss was born 114 years ago on this day of March the 2nd. I have paid homage to his day of birth in prior posts here on Blogger and I've also referenced several of Seuss's quotations within a number of my blog entries, all of this can be referred to by clicking here.
In any event, on this day of Seuss's birth, I find myself thinking about his first book, which was titled, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (the book featured in the image atop this posting)
According to a number of sources, including Wikipedia, "At least 20 publishers rejected the book before Geisel ran into an old college classmate, who had just become juvenile editor at Vanguard Press. Vanguard agreed to publish the book, and it met with high praise from critics upon release, though sales were not as impressive."
Knowing this fact re Seuss's initial experiences with And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, has been somewhat helpful in my consoling Cam (the cardinal who is now a published author), whenever she is ready to throw up her wings in despair (as seen below where she is expressing her feelings from the floor of my urban garden) regarding how things are, or are not, progressing with her book series, Words In Our Beak.
A photo of the hardcover format of volume one of here series can be seen in the next photograph.
The picture was taken by Chris Deatherage, who is my web-site designer and the book's formatter.
While the book has received five star reviews from a few of those who have purchased it, I cannot seem to get certain people — in spite of their promise to do so — to write a review.
Additionally, I've been unable to get anyone who works in fields related to the reviewing of books, or who work in fields related to ornithology to review volume one of Cam's book.
This really frustrates Cam! However, I continue to remind her to focus on the progress that she has made with her book endeavors — in spite of the lack of notoriety she seems to believe is holding her back from ever being taken seriously as an author.
I'm truly amazed that in spite of all her obstacles Cam has completed volume two of her book series and that Chris Deatherage has a done a fantastic job in formatting it!
Please stay tuned for details, but meanwhile take a look at the cover (posted below) for volume two of Words In Our Beak.