Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

The Oceanhouse Media staff recently took a field trip to the UC San Diego Geisel Library to see The Dr. Seuss Collection. We had the rare opportunity to get an up-close look at the works of Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss) including original drawings, sketches, proofs, notebooks, manuscript drafts, books and other memorabilia from the extensive collection.

As the digital publisher of the Dr. Seuss omBooks, it was thrilling to see Dr. Seuss’s early drafts of several classic books, such as Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! as well as “bone pile” fragments of preliminary drawings, false starts and experimental sketches.

Our sincere thanks goes out to Lynda Claassen, head of UCSD’s Mandeville Special Collections Library, for graciously hosting us and sharing her knowledge about Dr. Seuss and the collection.

Check out the photos below!

Michel Kripalani, President of Oceanhouse Media, holding one of the first sketches for Green Eggs and Ham. 

The evolution of Green Eggs and Ham.

 

OM Staff with UCSD’s Lynda Claassen viewing an early version of The Cat in the Hat. 

The beginnings of The Cat in the Hat.

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