And believing that advice, Geisel gave up studying at Oxford and returned to the United States, sent drawings to many newspapers, had initial success and married Helen Palmer, who advised him to pursue painting and 6 years older than him.
The first book by Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated that And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street in 1936 was nearly burned after being rejected by about 43 publishers before Vanguard Press agreed to publish with the help of a old friend. Then Dr. Seuss wrote four more books, but all were prose and did not seem to appeal to younger readers. The first book he switched to in the verse genre was Horton Hatches the Egg (1940: Ho Chi Minh Elephant Incubation) in 1940, marking his own style. Seuss throughout his career.