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What are some Dr. Seuss characters?

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Dr. Seuss characters include a cat in “The Cat in the Hat,” an elephant named Horton in “Horton Hears a Who,” a grinch in “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas,” and a boy named Bartholomew Cubbins in "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins." American author Theodore Geisel wrote more than 40 children’s books under the name Dr. Seuss.

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The mischievous cat in “The Cat in the Hat” causes chaos when he arrives at the home of two children with his companions Thing One and Thing Two. In “Horton Hears a Who,” Horton the elephant discovers a microscopic world on a small speck of dust. Horton made his first appearance in another Dr. Seuss book, “Horton Hatches the Egg.”

The Grinch in "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" is a mean green creature who impersonates Santa Claus to try to ruin Christmas but ends up discovering he has a heart after all. The story inspired a television special in 1966 and a feature film in 2000.

In “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins,” the title character is a poor boy in the kingdom of Didd who tries to follow the law and remove his hat when the king rides past him in the market. Each time he removes it, another more extravagant hat appears. The boy also appears in the sequel, “Bartholomew and the Oobleck.”

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