Writer’s block? Dr Seuss says ‘wear a hat’
As it turns out, The Cat in the Hat is based on a true story. All through the 1960s, Dr Seuss was known for donning strange, flamboyant caps whenever his creativity ran dry. While cooking up his Beginner Books, his editor in chief Michael Frith would visit the Seuss house nightly and sit on the floor with the writer unto the small hours of the night. When writer’s block would hit, the two men would dig through Seuss’s closet for a spectacular thinking cap. Want to wear one too? The collection of hats are now on tour.