Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

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by Dr. Seuss, Dr Seuss
     
 

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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

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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 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.

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"Contains one of Dr. Seuss's solid-gold morals, the joy of letting one's imagination rip."—The New York Times.  
Children's Literature - Heather Christensen
A current trend in publishing is to repackage popular children's picture books as board books for the very young. With some books, like Margaret Wise Brown's classic, Goodnight Moon, this makes sense, as the text is already perfectly suited for the youngest set, and putting it on thick sturdy pages helps it outlast the "book as a teething toy" stage. The question then, is how well does this Dr. Seuss classic—which was never intended for the toddler set—hold up to this transformation? The original forty-eight pages have been trimmed down to a mere twenty. The pages that stayed seem to match a two-year-old's interests—colors, day and night, light and dark. Children will respond well to the cadence and rhythm of the text, which nonsense words such as "Schlopp" and "Zong." Indeed, the singsong feel quickly reminds the reader of baby's first poetry—Mother Goose and other nursery rhymes. Although the grandeur of the marvelous things one can imagine is lost in the smaller pages, Seuss' bright colors will certainly hold their interest. In general, though it will not replace the original, this adaptation will effectively introduce little ones to one of the giants of children's literature. Reviewer: Heather Christensen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394931296
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/28/1975
Series:
I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Books Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
228,386
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
240L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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"Contains one of Dr. Seuss's solid-gold morals, the joy of letting one's imagination rip."—The New York Times.  

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