Are any Dr. Seuss costume characters available for events?

  • Yes. Random House Children’s Books is pleased to offer full character costumes to bookstores and libraries for three classic Seuss characters—The Cat in the Hat, The Grinch, and The Lorax. To rent a costume, or for more information, please contact Costume Specialists at 1-800-596-9357. You can view the costumes at www.randomhouse.com/kids/costumes/.

Where can I send a letter about Dr. Seuss or his books?

  • Letters can be mailed to:
    Random House Children’s Books
    c/o Seuss Mail
    1745 Broadway, MD 10-1
    New York, NY 10019

I am looking for Dr. Seuss promotional materials for an upcoming event. Can you help?

  • We offer a variety of activities, bookmarks, stickers, recipes, and more, all available for free download in the Games & Activities section of Seussville. You will find something for every Seuss book and character. We hope you enjoy and come back for more!

Do I need permission to photocopy and distribute activities in the Classroom Resources section of Seussville to my students/event attendees?

  • You do not need permission. We encourage you to photocopy and share these materials with your students and at events. However, you cannot reprint elements from a Seussville activity in another form without requesting permission and copyright information

How many books for children did Dr. Seuss write and illustrate?

  • 44

When is Read Across America?

  • The National Education Association’s (NEA) Annual Read Across America takes place on March 2, Dr. Seuss’s birthday. To find out about events near you, visit here.

I am having a Read Across America event. Do you have any promotional materials?

  • We offer a variety of free downloadable materials in the Read Across America section of our Seussville Educator section. For more information about RAA, visit www.nea.org

What is Dr. Seuss’s real name?

  • Theodor Seuss Geisel. To find out how he became “Dr. Seuss,” visit the About the Author section and read the full story in the biography.

I would like to read Oh, the Places You’ll Go! at my child’s graduation. Is permission required?

  • No, you do not need permission. We ask that you acknowledge Dr. Seuss when doing a full reading of any of his books.

Is there a Cat in the Hat TV show?

  • Coming soon, to PBS-TV! The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! will launch in September 2010. An action-packed, fun-filled animated science adventure series, it is geared to children 3–5 years old and is based on the bestselling Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library book series. The show will star the one-and-only Cat in the Hat (voice: actor Martin Short), two curious 6-year-olds, two energetic Things, and one unflappable fish!

Technical Questions

Why do I need a user name and password for Seussville?

  • A user name and password is not required to enjoy Seussville. However, a brief one-time registration and log in is required for users who wish to create their very own WHO, earn Dookla rewards from game play, and play our sitewide Photo Hunt. Personal information or email addresses are never requested or stored by Seussville.

How do I get a user name and password?

  • Click on the sign or Who in the bottom right of the red footer of the Seussville Flash website.

What personal information does Seussville need to create my user name and password?

  • Seussville will never ask you for personal information, a phone number, or address. Your email address will only be requested if you opt in to receive our newsletter. Seussville only asks for a unique user name and password to regiser for special website features. Your user name should not be your real name. If your user name is already being used by another Seussville fan, we will automatically suggest a similar user name. Your password can be any password you wish. Please do not user personal names or information for your password.

I forgot my user name or password. What do I do?

  • During registration, Seussville asks you two "Forgot your Password" questions. These questions ask for answers that may be unique to you, but do not ask for phone numbers, addresses, email addresses or real names. If you have forgotten your password, during log in answer either of your personal "forgot my password" questions correctly and we will immediately show you your password. Your password is typically stored on your local computer so that you don't have to log in with your password in the future. Seussville automatically logs you in if you have registered previously. However, if another user (such as another family member) has logged you out of Seussville and logged themselves in, you may wish to log yourself back into Seussville the next time you visit.

What programs do I need to have on my computer to fully enjoy Seussville?

  • Adobe's Flash 9, 10 or higher player must be installed on your web browser. Typically, you will already have this Flash Player installed on your web browser. The Adobe Flash Player is a free, short download, and is used world-wide by 95% or more of internet users. Click here to download the free Flash player. Seussville works on any modern web browser -- Internet Explorer version 7+, Firefox v.2+, Safari v1+, Google Chrome v1+.

Why isn’t the game, video or song working?

  • Seussville requires Adobe Flash Player 9 or 10 installed in your web browser in order to experience our website. Please right-click on the website to see which Flash Player version you have installed. If you are sure the correct Flash Player is installed in your web browser, other factors may contribute to your Seussville media not playing -- most notably network congestion in your internet connection. Video, Flash and audio can often times require a 1-15 second wait before playing because of their heavy file size. If your media isnt playing after that wait time, you can also try clicking the refresh button in your web browser to refresh the page. If your audio is not playing, check that your computer's audio and speakers are turned on and your computer volume is turned up. Also check that the Audio is "On" in the top navigation of the Seussville website.

How do I bookmark Seussville?

  • Seussville pages can be bookmarked the same way any web page is bookmarked -- by clicking on the BOOKMARKS > ADD BOOKMARK menu at the top of your web browser.