Dr. Seuss, the beloved children’s book author and illustrator was born Theodor Seuss Geisel in 1904 in Massachusetts. He credits his mother for his ability to rhyme due to the fact that she would often send them off to sleep by chanting rhymes to them. Although Theodor left his home town to attend Dartmouth College, influences from his childhood in Springfield Mass are seen throughout his books. While at Dartmouth Theodor became editor-in-chief of the schools humor magazine Jack-O-Lantern. It was in this magazine that the first recorded use of the pseudonym Seuss was scene as Theodor used it to sign his contributions. The first fully written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss was And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street. The book was rejected 27 times before Vangaurd Press finally published it.