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Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

And he took off his hat – and it didn’t do any good. Another hat sat on Bartholomew’s head.”

- The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr. Seuss

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s second published book, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. Oceanhouse Media is joining the year-long “Hats Off to Dr. Seuss” celebration with the release of the digital version, launched on the same day as Random House Children’s Books’ newly re-colored 75th anniversary hardcover edition.

In the story, King Derwin of Didd demands “hats off to the King” when he passes by his citizens. But poor young Bartholomew Cubbins has a problem. Every time he removes his hat, another hat appears atop his head! The interactive book app includes our newest “Record and Share” feature so you can record yourself reading young Bartholomew’s humorous attempts to remove his hat to honor his king.

Did you know Dr. Seuss was an avid hat collector? Ever notice all the fun hats of different sizes, colors and shapes that appear throughout Dr. Seuss’s stories? Check out a few of the fun examples from our Dr. Seuss book apps below:


So, let’s tip our hat to the great Dr. Seuss and kick off 2013 with a hat-ful of fun!

Do you have a fun hat story inspired by Dr. Seuss to share with us? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Feel free to leave a comment below or email us at