And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street is a book written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss. Originally published in 1937, it was Seuss's first children's book. Originally titled A Story That No One Can Beat, the manuscript was rejected by some 20 to 30 publishers (precise numbers vary, even from Seuss himself, who counted 27 and 28) but was eventually published by Vanguard Press.
"When I leave home to walk to school,
Dad always says to me,
“Marco, keep your eyelids up
And see what you can see.”
But when I tell him where I’ve been
And what I think I’ve seen,
He looks at me and sternly says,
“Your eyesight’s much too keen.
“Stop telling such outlandish tales.
Stop turning minnows into whales.”
Now, what can I say
When I get home today?"