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[[caption-width-right:308:"''Cat'' rhymes with ''hat'', so I'll just start with that!"]]

->''Have you ever wondered how the great Dr. Seuss wrote his most famous book? Did you know that for '''Literature/TheCatInTheHat''', he wasn't allowed to make up the fun words he was known for--like oobleck and it-kutch and hippo-no-hungus? He could only use words from a very strict list!''

''Imagine That!: How Dr. Seuss Wrote The Cat In The Hat'' is a piece of ChildrensLiterature written Creator/JudySierra and illustrated by Creator/KevinHawkes. It's a ShortStory {{Biography}} that tells how Creator/DrSeuss came to write his most famous book Literature/TheCatInTheHat. It was first published in 2017.

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!! This book provides examples of:

* AffectionateNickname: It's stated that Dr. Seuess's friends call him Ted.
* NiceHat: Dr. Seuss likes to wear hats as he works and he has quite the collection, see PuttingOnMyThinkingCap below for more information.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]], Dr. Seuess's real name ''Theodor Seuss Geisel'' is never mentioned. His nickname ''Ted'' is as mentioned above.
* PuttingOnMyThinkingCap: Literally, when Dr. Seuss is having a hard time writing he puts on a hat
* ShoutOut: Unsurprisingly for a {{Biography}} many of [[Creator/DrSeuss Dr. Seuss's]] other works are mentioned and seen in the book like ''Literature/HortonHearsAWho'', ''Literature/IfIRanTheZoo'', ''Literature/GreenEggsAndHam'' and many more.

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