Twenty-seven publishers rejected Dr. Seuss’ first book, And to think I saw It on Mulberry Street, because it was a little too bizarre.
Eventually a publisher took a chance, and the rest is history.
All in all, Dr. Seuss published forty-eight books and sold more than 250 million copies.
Not bad for an author who, when at a loss for a good rhyme, would simply make up a silly new word to fit.
source: The Book of Totally Useless Information by Don Voorhees