I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Back in 1957, Theodor Geisel responded to an article in Life magazine that lamented the use of boring reading primers in schools. Using the pseudonym of "Dr. Seuss" (Seuss was Geisel's middle name) and only two hundred twenty-three words, Geisel created a replacement for those dull primers: "The Cat in the Hat." The instant success of the book prompted Geisel and

Overview

Back in 1957, Theodor Geisel responded to an article in Life magazine that lamented the use of boring reading primers in schools. Using the pseudonym of "Dr. Seuss" (Seuss was Geisel's middle name) and only two hundred twenty-three words, Geisel created a replacement for those dull primers: "The Cat in the Hat." The instant success of the book prompted Geisel and his wife to found Beginner Books, and Geisel wrote many popular books in this series, including "Hop on Pop," "Fox in Socks," and "Green Eggs and Ham." Other favorite titles in this series are "Go, Dog, Go!" and "Are You My Mother?" by P. D. Eastman, "A Fly Went By," by Mike McClintock, and "Put Me in the Zoo," by Robert Lopshire. These affordable hardcover books combine large print, easy vocabulary, and large, bright illustrations in stories kids will want to read again and again. Grades 1 - Grades 2.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780808526179
Publisher:
Turtleback Books
Publication date:
10/28/1978
Series:
I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Books Series
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904.  After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising.  His advertising cartoons, featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!,  appeared in several leading American magazines.   Dr. Seuss's first children's book, And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, hit the market in 1937, and the world of children's literature was changed forever! In 1957, Seuss's The Cat in the Hat became the prototype for one of Random House's best- selling series, Beginner Books.  This popular series combined engaging stories with outrageous illustrations and playful sounds to teach basic reading skills.  Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents.  In the process, he helped kids learn to read.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and three Academy Awards, Seuss was the author and illustrator of 44 children's books, some of which have been made into audiocassettes, animated television specials, and videos for children of all ages.  Even after his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss continues to be the best-selling author of children's books in the world.  

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
March 2, 1904
Date of Death:
September 4, 1991
Place of Birth:
Springfield, Massachusetts
Place of Death:
La Jolla, California
Education:
B.A., Dartmouth College, 1925; Oxford University (no degree)

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I Can Read With My Eyes Shut 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Flowerlady16336 More than 1 year ago
In two previous reviews I have extolled the value of giving and receiving books as a child. In our family and with our friends, reading has as much value as the clean air that we breathe and the nutritious food that we eat. We began reading very early. Our sons began reading early as well. Our almost four year old grandson is read to by both his parents often. This book is part of a Christmas gift of books. Building a personal library is important so that we can re-read personal favorites. Giving a book to a child is a gift of love. Many of the books that are now in our sons' personal libraries came from our own personal cache of books that we had as children. My own books help me keep in touch with those in my past that I love and want to remember. I am now almost 68 years old and I remember when I used to sit with my grandparents and listen as they read to me. They also taught me to read by the age of three going on four. Reading is a comfort!!!
For2unekukie More than 1 year ago
This book is great for beginners & also allows discussion about WHY it's so important to READ! :) So many kids today rather sit in front of a video-game instead of picking up a book & this is a perfect opportunity to discuss the advantages of reading & why it's important!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good for kids to start reading.
Thorne2112 More than 1 year ago
Only Seuss can spin a story like this.
Stamford-Reader More than 1 year ago
My daughter who just turned 4 has at least 12 copies of Dr. Seuss books. However, at school she read "I Can Read with my Eyes Shut" and came home telling me she wanted the book. We went to our local B&N that weekend and she found the book on her own. I was very impressed. She chooses her own bedtime story book each night and when we choose this one. She finishes ALL the sentences! She loves this book very much!Great purchase.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My kids are 2 and 4 and love most Dr. Suess books. Although they like this one, as well, it is not one of their favorites.
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Lakermom More than 1 year ago
My son has most of the Dr. Seuss books and this one is one of his favorite! It is an amuzing story to read together.
KittyIrving More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my four year old, once he had mastered "Green Eggs and Ham." It's a little more challenging, but still easy for those who are still learning to read. I would definitely buy it again or give as a gift.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the 5 colors the Cat in the hat can read are : red pickle color 'green' blue brown purple and young cat learns about the imaginary 'Jake the snake' and the taller 'Foo-Foo the snoo