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Seuss-isms: Wise and Witty Prescriptions for Living from the Good Doctor (Dr. Seuss Book Classics Series)
     

Seuss-isms: Wise and Witty Prescriptions for Living from the Good Doctor (Dr. Seuss Book Classics Series)

by Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss Enterprises Staff
 

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The simple but sage words of Dr. Seuss have helped many a child (and grownup) along the complicated road of life. For those who need reminders, here is a collection of some of the good doctor's wisest and wittiest sayings, on subjects as varied as "Equality and Justice" and "Facing Up to Adversity" to "The Art of Eating" and "The

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The simple but sage words of Dr. Seuss have helped many a child (and grownup) along the complicated road of life. For those who need reminders, here is a collection of some of the good doctor's wisest and wittiest sayings, on subjects as varied as "Equality and Justice" and "Facing Up to Adversity" to "The Art of Eating" and "The First Nerd"! A perfect gift for all occasions, ideal for sharing among generations—now with a "gift tag" on the jacket flap for consumers to personalize!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cynthia Levinson
With a whimsical drawing of the Cat in the Hat's hat and child-like lettering on the cover, this small-format book appears to appeal to young readers. It is published by the Children's Books division of Random House, after all, and the contents consist of illustrations from books by Dr. Seuss, accompanied by one or two stanza-long quotations from various of his books. In her introduction, however, Audrey Geisel, president and CEO of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, reveals the book's purpose: to offer "advice for living." Despite appearances, this didactic collection of Seuss snippets, packaged as a "Gift Edition," is not child-friendly. The material is arranged according to such sub-heads as "On adversity" and "On aging," topics that are not intrinsically interesting to children. "On life's mysteries" contains the advice "'Cause you never can tell/What goes on down below!/This pool might be bigger/Than you or I know!" Nostalgic adults might find this "prescription" amusing. Most children, however, would be baffled or insulted to receive this volume as a gift. Reviewer: Cynthia Levinson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679883562
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Series:
Life Favors(TM) Series
Edition description:
Gift
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
4.49(w) x 5.83(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
5 - 17 Years

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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