It's Monday--Picture Books Past. Theodor Seuss Geisel was born March 2, 1904. Tomorrow his birthday is celebrated by folks all over the country participating in the NEA's "Read Across America" (here.) Go to Random House's "Seussville" here to read his bio and maybe try a couple of games in the Playground. His first book, published in 1937, was And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. It was rejected 27 times. The last book published in his lifetime, Oh, the Places You'll Go!, came out in 1990. That's a heck of a career just in terms of length.