Dr. Seuss Expands Online Presence

Posted on August 23, 2010

Partial Screenshot of Seussville.com

Ah, Dr. Seuss. How we loved him and his fabulous books when we were growing up. Now a new generation of kids are getting the full Dr. Suess effect on the Internet. Random House Children's Books and Dr. Seuss Enterprises have teamed up to launch the new official online home of Dr. Seuss, at Seussville.com.

The new site showcases the whimsical world and characters of Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a Dr. Seuss. The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Oh, the Places You'll Go!, and all of Dr. Seuss's books are there for kids to learn more about. This is a safe and happy place for kids to hang out on the web.

The site includes games and information -- including a comprehensive character guide, searchable book catalog, an author section featuring a new biography and galleries of Dr. Seuss's early sketches and artwork, parent and teacher resources, a customizable avatar activity, and more.

"Seussville is the definitive online resource for children of all ages to play with, learn about and explore their favorite Dr. Seuss characters and books, and to discover new ones," said Judith Haut, Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing, Random House Children's Books. "Dr Seuss created over 400 illustrated characters and with Seussville our goal was to bring those characters to life."

There is more digital excitement ahead for Seuss fans. Soon Random House will partner with Big Bad Tomato to create a new Facebook game, set to launch in September. Similar to Farmville, the game will allow players to accumulate votes by completing a variety of Seuss-themed activities in pursuit of becoming the Mayor of Seussville. Fans can sign up on Seussville.com or by "liking" the Seussville fan page (Facebook.com/DrSeussBooks) on Facebook. Fans can also follow Seussville on Twitter at Twitter.com/Seussville.