1. We must be dreaming! Today, we learned that Hello Kitty is not a cat, but instead a little girl who lives in England with her parents and twin sister Mimmy. To ease our discombobulation and orient ourselves, we’ve compiled a list of characters who not only look like cats, but are cats! And they’re jolly good entertainment, as well: 
Felix the Cat - because any list about anthropomorphised cats must include  this important ancestor. Plus his cartoons are available for watching at the Library for the Performing Arts!
Garfield - Garfield’s not quite like other cats, sending kittens to Abu Dhabi and eating lasagna… but he’s still a cat! See for yourself and check out one of his books at your local library.
The Cat in the Hat - Although this Seuss classic has been translated into many different languages, that doesn’t change the fact that he’s a cat, a somewhat troublesome cat who talks, but still… a cat.
Koko and Yum Yum - the stars of Lillian Jackson Braun’s profilic mystery series. Cats all the same, with Koko exhibiting a profound sixth sense.
We could go on and on with Heathcliff, Beatrix Potter’s Tom Kitten, and many more… but who are some of your favorite cats?

    We must be dreaming! Today, we learned that Hello Kitty is not a cat, but instead a little girl who lives in England with her parents and twin sister Mimmy. To ease our discombobulation and orient ourselves, we’ve compiled a list of characters who not only look like cats, but are cats! And they’re jolly good entertainment, as well: 

    Felix the Cat - because any list about anthropomorphised cats must include  this important ancestor. Plus his cartoons are available for watching at the Library for the Performing Arts!

    Garfield - Garfield’s not quite like other cats, sending kittens to Abu Dhabi and eating lasagna… but he’s still a cat! See for yourself and check out one of his books at your local library.

    The Cat in the Hat - Although this Seuss classic has been translated into many different languages, that doesn’t change the fact that he’s a cat, a somewhat troublesome cat who talks, but still… a cat.

    Koko and Yum Yum - the stars of Lillian Jackson Braun’s profilic mystery series. Cats all the same, with Koko exhibiting a profound sixth sense.

    We could go on and on with Heathcliff, Beatrix Potter’s Tom Kitten, and many more… but who are some of your favorite cats?

  2. Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.

    — To close out our day of Dr. Seuss quotes to mark his birthday, here is a classic from One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Check it out from NYPL, along with other Seuss books.

  3. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.

    — We have been posting many, many Dr. Seuss quotes today to honor his birthday - this one is from The Lorax, which you can check out for free from NYPL (book and movie), along with all of his other books. Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!

  4. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.

    — Even more wise words from Dr. Seuss (noticing a pattern today) in honor of his birthday. This one is from Oh, The Places You’ll Go, so check it out from NYPL today (or check out another Seuss book). Happy birthday, Seuss!

  5. I meant what I said and I said what I meant.

    — More wise words from Dr. Seuss to mark his birthday. Check out Horton Hatches The Egg or any other Seuss book from NYPL in his honor (totally free, of course). Can’t get to the Library? Download a Seuss e-book or audio book from us!

  6. A person’s a person, no matter how small.

    — Wise words from Dr. Seuss, whose birthday is today. Check out Horton Hears A Who! from NYPL (or any other Dr. Seuss book) to mark the occasion.

  7. In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, today’s Caturday is dedicated to cats … in [the] hats. Here are four examples of kitties sporting caps, all pulled from The New York Public Library’s vast photo and picture collections (we’re cheating a bit - we’ve used some of these in previous Caturdays, but hey, cats DO have nine lives). Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss. Want to read some Dr. Seuss today to mark his birthday? NYPL has plenty of books by and about him (including The Cat In The Hat ) - check one out today

  8. "I do not like green eggs and ham! I do not like them, Sam I Am!"

    Happy Birthday Theodor Seuss Geisel!

    Geisel was born in 1904 and throughout his career brought to life many Dr. Seuss characters. Today, some of those adventures are even being made into motion pictures!

    Check out NYPL’s collection of Dr. Seuss books.

    What was your favorite Dr. Seuss book as a kid?


  9. Look who visited The NYPL this morning! The Cat was a guest along with NASCAR superstar Jeff Gordon as they - excuse me, Mr. Gordon - did a  reading of the Dr. Seuss classic The 500 Hats of  Bartholomew Cubbins which is celebrating its 75th Anniversary. So in honor of The Cat, what is your favorite Dr. Seuss book? 

    Look who visited The NYPL this morning! The Cat was a guest along with NASCAR superstar Jeff Gordon as they - excuse me, Mr. Gordon - did a  reading of the Dr. Seuss classic The 500 Hats of  Bartholomew Cubbins which is celebrating its 75th Anniversary. So in honor of The Cat, what is your favorite Dr. Seuss book? 

  10. To learn more about Dr. Seuss’s advertising career, visit Mandeville Special Collections Library at the University of California, San Diego

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    Some of Dr. Seuss’s work in advertising before The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham.