One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish: Read & Listen Edition [NOOK Book]

Overview

“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere” . . . So begins this classic Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss. Beginning with just five fish and continuing into flights of fancy, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish celebrates how much fun imagination can be. From the can-opening Zans to the boxing Gox to the winking Yink who drinks pink ink, the silly rhymes and colorful cast of characters create an entertaining approach to reading that will have every child giggling from morning to night: “Today...
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Overview

“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere” . . . So begins this classic Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss. Beginning with just five fish and continuing into flights of fancy, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish celebrates how much fun imagination can be. From the can-opening Zans to the boxing Gox to the winking Yink who drinks pink ink, the silly rhymes and colorful cast of characters create an entertaining approach to reading that will have every child giggling from morning to night: “Today is gone. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385372107
  • Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
  • Publication date: 9/24/2013
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Sales rank: 32,697
  • File size: 22 MB
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Meet the Author

Theodor Seuss Geisel — aka Dr. Seuss — is, quite simply, one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. The forty-four 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.

Biography

Now that generations of readers have been reared on The Cat in the Hat and Fox in Socks, it's easy to forget how colorless most children's books were before Dr. Seuss reinvented the genre. When the editorial cartoonist Theodor Seuss Geisel wrote And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street in 1936, the book was turned down by 27 publishers, many of whom said it was "too different." Geisel was about to burn his manuscript when it was rescued and published, under the pen name Dr. Seuss, by a college classmate.

Over the next two decades, Geisel concocted such delightfully loopy tales as The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins and Horton Hears a Who. Most of his books earned excellent reviews, and three received Caldecott Honor Awards. But it was the 1957 publication of The Cat in the Hat that catapulted Geisel to celebrity.

Rudolf Flesch's book Why Johnny Can't Read, along with a related Life magazine article, had recently charged that children's primers were too pallid and bland to inspire an interest in reading. The Cat in the Hat, written with 220 words from a first-grade vocabulary list, "worked like a karate chop on the weary little world of Dick, Jane and Spot," as Ellen Goodman wrote in The Detroit Free Press. With its vivid illustrations, rhyming text and topsy-turvy plot, Geisel's book for beginning readers was anything but bland. It sold nearly a million copies within three years.

Geisel was named president of Beginner Books, a new venture of Random House, where he worked with writers and artists like P.D. Eastman, Michael Frith, Al Perkins, and Roy McKie, some of whom collaborated with him on book projects. For books he wrote but didn't illustrate, Geisel used the pen name Theo LeSieg (LeSieg is Geisel spelled backwards).

As Dr. Seuss, he continued to write bestsellers. Some, like Green Eggs and Ham and the tongue-twisting Fox in Socks, were aimed at beginning readers. Others could be read by older children or read aloud by parents, who were often as captivated as their kids by Geisel's wit and imagination. Geisel's visual style appealed to television and film directors, too: The animator Chuck Jones, who had worked with Geisel on a series of Army training films, brought How the Grinch Stole Christmas! to life as a hugely popular animated TV special in 1966. A live-action movie starring Jim Carrey as the Grinch was released in 2000.

Many Dr. Seuss stories have serious undertones: The Butter Battle Book, for example, parodies the nuclear arms race. But whether he was teaching vocabulary words or values, Geisel never wrote plodding lesson books. All his stories are animated by a lively sense of visual and verbal play. At the time of his death in 1991, his books had sold more than 200 million copies. Bennett Cerf, Geisel's publisher, liked to say that of all the distinguished authors he had worked with, only one was a genius: Dr. Seuss.

Good To Know

The Cat in the Hat was written at the urging of editor William Spaulding, who insisted that a book for first-graders should have no more than 225 words. Later, Bennett Cerf bet Geisel $50 that he couldn't write a book with just 50 words. Geisel won the bet with Green Eggs and Ham, though to his recollection, Cerf never paid him the $50.

Geisel faced another challenge in 1974, when his friend Art Buchwald dared him to write a political book. Geisel picked up a copy of Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! and a pen, crossed out each mention of the name "Marvin K. Mooney," and replaced it with "Richard M. Nixon." Buchwald reprinted the results in his syndicated column. Nine days later, President Nixon announced his resignation.

The American Heritage Dictionary says the word "nerd" first appeared in print in the Dr. Seuss book If I Ran the Zoo: "And then, just to show them, I'll sail to Ka-Troo / And bring back an It-Kutch a Preep and a Proo / A Nerkle a Nerd and a Seersucker, too!" The word "grinch," after the title character in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, is defined in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary as a killjoy or spoilsport.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Theodor Seuss Geisel (full name); also: Theo LeSieg, Rosetta Stone
    1. Date of Birth:
      March 2, 1904
    2. Place of Birth:
      Springfield, Massachusetts
    1. Date of Death:
      September 4, 1991
    2. Place of Death:
      La Jolla, California

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2008

    Rhyming is fun

    I bought this book for my daughter and ever since she has been rhyming about the house. She says, 'Dad was once a lad,' and 'I saw a mouse in the house.' Any book that can make a child learn and then create thoughts like this is a great one. Thank-you, Dr. Seuss!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2009

    Another Great One!

    Another great one by Dr. Seuss!! I purchased it for my 4 year old daughter and its one of her favorites. It's a lot fun and great read for kids. It's all rhyming and very imaginative. It definitely gets the kids imaginations going.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2006

    still love it

    one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish, is an amzing book. i am going into highschool and still enjoy reading dr. seuss. one day my 2 friends and i sat home and spent the day reliving memories of reading dr. seuss. it was great. i think that all children should ge the privlidge of reading dr. seuss bacuse he is fantastic!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Special Request

    My kindergartener asked for it specifically and lies in bed reading it to herself.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2008

    THE AWESOMEST BOOK EVER!!!!

    THIS IS THE BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ! I always disliked poetry, but for a report in middle school I had to memorize a poem. I am a very random person, so when a came across this book, I fell in love! It tells a sweet and funny story, and I think it is perfect for any wacky child!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2007

    Rhymes then poems then the world

    Children who begin their reading with books like this that teach the fun of rhyming, I believe, will later advance to reading poems and understanding them, which many people have trouble with. With me, this book, and others like it, made reading rhymes and poems fun, and reading in general fun and interesting.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2009

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    I loved this book!!

    I loved this book as a child, I loved reading it to my children, and I love it even more reading it to my grandchild!.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2014

    This book sucked sh*t

    This book sucked sh*t

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Highly recommend

    What else can I say? Excellent.. entertaining.. and typical Dr. Seuss.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Dr. Seuss, One of the Best

    This is a wonderful book to share with your child or grandchild. They will learn colors, counting, reading and rhyming, all in one book!

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  • Posted December 13, 2013

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    Classic favorite

    This book was a favorite of my son's 22 years ago and now my three year old daughter loves it too. Very fun to read.

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  • Posted October 18, 2013

    Exciting

    My son really loves this book, he plays the read to me continuously over and over again, he loves the read along option too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    I like the book One Fish,Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Th

    I like the book One Fish,Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. This book is about fish. My favorite part is about the wump. People can ride the wump. My friends should read it because it's about funny fish.

    by DM (first grade)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Highly recommended!

    A delightful classic Seuss. Definitely a keeper.

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  • Posted May 27, 2012

    i laik to play wit pishies becaz they gib me omega 3 nutrition

    i laik to play wit pishies becaz they gib me omega 3 nutrition

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  • Posted January 26, 2012

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    Another example of Dr. Seuss' mastery over the English language and his love for meter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2010

    Our Favorite Seuss Book

    We own the majority of Dr. Seuss books and this is by far the big favorite in our household. We absolutely love the rhymes in this one and the pictures are quite memorable as well. If I could have only one Dr. Seuss book, this would be my pick!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2010

    One Fish Two Fish is Fun to Read

    I enjoy reading One Fish Two Fish to my grandchildren. I love the rhymes, & it's so easy to entertain the young ones as you read it. the pictures are so very engaging & colorful. My grandkids want me to read this book over & over & over, & I don't mind doing just that. Dr. Suess books are my favorite kid's books to read to kids. I urge everyone who has never read this book to buy it today & find a child to read it to. You'll have as much fun reading it as the child has being read to. Build your child a library of Dr. Suess books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2010

    Dr Seuss: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

    Very colorful, engaging and easy for my 3 yr old to read. He loves his books and re-reads them endlessly. Then he wants me to read them to him again at bedtime.

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  • Posted July 2, 2009

    Dr. Seuss

    Typical Dr. Seuss. great for an ending of something grand!

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