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Children's LiteratureDr. Seuss is the mainstay of literature for the very young because all children need playful language and wild imaginings, and Seuss is unsurpassed in those arenas. Dr. Seuss is also a favorite of adults for those very same reasons. Baby boomers love him because it brings back such wonderful childhood memories of their own; ones they like to share with the young children in their lives now. This 2-disc CD set will delight both audiences. Children being introduced to Seuss for the first time will love these playful stories and will enjoy the remarkable performances that make the stories come so alive. Stories include some of the best-known Seuss tomes such as The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Horton Hears a Hoo, and Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose. Adults will love revisiting the stories but may like them even more because of the performances by these great readers. All, save Danson, have done a marvelous job interpreting Seuss's work in a way that will appeal to all who listen. Ted Danson, however, failed to find the humor in The Lorax that precedes the disaster that occurs. It is that lightness and humor that makes The Lorax's tale so painfully clear. All in all, this compilation is a delight. The only thing that would make it better would be adding the texts themselves. 2003, Imagination Studio/Random House Audio, Ages all.
— Joan Kindig, Ph.D.