The Big Green Book of Beginner Books

The Big Green Book of Beginner Books

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by James Stevenson, George Booth, Roy McKie, Michael Smollin
     
 

What could make a better present than a Beginner Book written by Dr. Seuss? Six of them—for less than the price of two! We’ve taken the complete text and art of Great Day for Up! (illustrated by Quentin Blake); I Am Not Going to Get Up Today! (illustrated by James Stevenson); I Wish That I Had Duck Feet (illustrated by T. Tobey);

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What could make a better present than a Beginner Book written by Dr. Seuss? Six of them—for less than the price of two! We’ve taken the complete text and art of Great Day for Up! (illustrated by Quentin Blake); I Am Not Going to Get Up Today! (illustrated by James Stevenson); I Wish That I Had Duck Feet (illustrated by T. Tobey); Maybe You Should Fly a Jet! Maybe You Should Be a Vet! (illustrated by Michael Smollin); Wacky Wednesday (illustrated by George Booth); and Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? (illustratedby Roy McKie) and bound them together in one sturdy hardcover omnibus. A perfect introduction to reading that will whet young readers appetites for additional books in the Beginner Book series.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
This combination of six of Dr. Seuss' favorites are marketed as the "Beginner Books" series, a new approach to reading in 1957—the time of the publication of his first book "The Cat in the Hat." Minimal text, repetition of words, alliteration, and illustrations that lend clues to the words are strategies routinely used by publishers of beginning readers today. The six stories: "Great Day for Up" (1974), "Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog?" (1975), "I Wish That I Had Duck Feet" (1965), "Wacky Wednesday" (1974), "Maybe You Should Fly a Jet," "Maybe You Should Be a Vet" (1980) and "I Am NOT Going to Get Up Today" (1987) all have the nonsense appeal of Dr. Seuss and similar, recognizable illustrations even though done by various illustrators over the years. They beg to be read out-loud leading to the child being able to easily mimic the words when attempting to read on their own. Packaged as an "I Can Read It All By Myself" book, it is a necessary addition to every beginning reader's library and now nicely combined as the perfect gift. Parents brought up on some of the older stories will enjoy passing their enjoyment on. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375858079
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/11/2009
Series:
Beginner Books(R) Series
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
97,654
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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