Bartholomew and the Oobleck was Teddy Geisel's second Caldecott Honor win. Not that he cared about awards or outward symbols of approval from the man or anything. (Source.)
Ted Geisel also wrote under the pen names Theo LeSieg, Theophrastus Seuss, and Rosetta Stone. He's like his own kind of language learning program. First, make it up. Second, teach it to people through whimsical stories. We see your play now, Teddy. (Source.)
Oobleck is also the name of a theater group in Ann Arbor. They feature a mix of playful language, humor, and political thought. Sound like anyone you know?