I am not a Dr. Suess fan… yes, I’ll admit it. Never cared for it. I can’t remember having liked his work even as a kid. Melanie and Dane, they love his stuff. As payback for various sins, I had to read various Dr. Suess books to Dane in his pre-reading days.
Little did I know that the (neverending) "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street" started with a boat story.
According to this nifty little kids biography, Dr. Suess was on a boat trip home from Europe when he became fascinated by the sound of the engine. The rhythm led him to write the "Mulberry Street" story. If you are a Dr. Suess fan, check out this kids book: