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Great Day for Up

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  • Posted March 22, 2012

    One of my favorite Dr. Suess books!

    I absolutely love this book! I grew up reading it at my grandma's house and now I read it to my two year olds that I teach and they just sit and listen to the whole thing! Dr. Suess is one of the best authors ever!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2009

    Great fun!!!

    This is one of my favoites; I love the language play and the surprise ending is perfect!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2005

    awesome

    I loved this book. Up took on a whole new meaning for me!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2001

    Explores the Many Meanings of the Word, Up

    Children are normally confused by the multiplicity of meanings that a simple word can have when they start reading. Dr. Seuss has written a book here to can allow you to help your child understand that problem by looking at what 'up' can mean in different contexts. The beautiful watercolor and inked outline illustrations by Quentin Blake provide great context for these meanings. 'Up! Up! The sun is getting up. The sun gets up so UP with you!' Thus, this book begins. You can see that Dr. Seuss has already connected the idea of the sun rising above the horizon in the east with your rising from your bed. The book goes on to explore all the things that can rise. These includes ears on a rabbit, hands, whiskers, and eyes. Once he goes into eyes, he then points out that many living creatures have eyes (including worms, frogs, butterflies, whales, and insects). Then, Dr. Seuss returns to 'up' and gives new meanings. These include taking something from a lower position to a higher one (like putting your feet up by walking on your hands), throwing things into the air (like balls), guiding things into the air (like kites), climbing (like going up a mountain -- Mt. Dill-ma-dilts in this case), and building mechanisms that can go up (like an elevator or a ferris wheel). Then, he returns ingeniously to the original concept of arising from bed: 'Wake ever person, pig and pup, till EVERYONE on Earth is up!' Then comes the surprise ending that will keep you and your child chuckling for years. At first, you may just think the ending is there simply for humor, but it actually extends your child's understanding of what saying 'up' means in terms of cause and effect. The book has all of the qualities I look for in an early reader. The language is simple. There is a limited vocabulary of short words. The illustrations tie in clearly to the words. The story is interesting, humorous, and upbeat. A child can learn to recognize the key word, up, in just a few readings. After your child has mastered this wonderful story, I suggest that you encourage your child to use this book to identify synonyms for 'up' which will extend the value of the book. For example, you can use 'arise' or 'rise' in many of the contexts. Then you can discuss how a speaker or a writer chooses which word version of a concept to use. May all of your child's learning experiences be UP to the ones available in this book! Donald Mitchell, co-author of The Irresistible Growth Enterprise and The 2,000 Percent Solution

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