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Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

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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.

Editorial Reviews

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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:
9780881034103
Publisher:
Sagebrush Education Resources
Publication date:
08/28/1975
Series:
I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Books Series
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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

Meet the Author

THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL—aka Dr. Seuss—is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss’s long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot’s Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.

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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Oh the Thinks You Can Think 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Flowerlady16336 More than 1 year ago
This book is part of a "book gift" for Christmas for our almost four year old grandson. This title intrigued us...something for the intelligent child who is very curious. Dr. Seuss is a great way to build a reading bond with your child, children, or grandchildren. Our whole family and circle of friends are heavy duty readers. When my sons were young they both had books in the car to keep them settled and quiet. Personal favorites can be read over and over again. Yes! Our grandson has a large personal library thanks to us, his other grandparents, and his aunts and uncles. You can't go wrong when you pick a good book from a good author for a child that you love.
WowWowWowWowWow More than 1 year ago
I have fun reading this to my daughter. She usually loses interest in this one pretty quickly though. These board books are very sturdy, they're the perfect size for babies and toddlers. Also the pages are easy for my daughter to turn.
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KyD31 More than 1 year ago
great book... again small but great... my son love it...
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