Kindergarten artists learned about the life and art of Theodore Seuss Geissel, or Dr. Seuss. His birthday is coming up on March 2nd. Were he still alive, he'd be 108 years old. 2012 marks the 5oth anniversary of his first book Cat in the Hat. We read this book, looked carefully at the drawings and noticed that Seuss created texture in his artwork through his use of cross-hatching. We drew a simple cat in the hat with overlapping shapes and cross-hatching for texture and value.