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What Was I Scared Of?

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by Dr. Seuss
     
 

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Dr. Seuss in a glowing new format!

What were we waiting for? We’ve taken the classic Dr. Seuss short story What Was I Scared Of? (from The Sneetches and Other Stories), added glow-in-the-dark ink, and created the ultimate just-slightly-spooky read for slumber parties and perusal by flashlight! Perfect for Halloween, this splendidly

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Dr. Seuss in a glowing new format!

What were we waiting for? We’ve taken the classic Dr. Seuss short story What Was I Scared Of? (from The Sneetches and Other Stories), added glow-in-the-dark ink, and created the ultimate just-slightly-spooky read for slumber parties and perusal by flashlight! Perfect for Halloween, this splendidly silly story about a narrator terrorized by an empty pair of pants (which happens to be equally terrified of the narrator) works perfectly well the rest of the year, too, delivering a timeless message about fear and tolerance to boot. Scaredy-pants of all ages will quiver with delight!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Dr. Seuss entertains while he imparts lessons about life. One of the selections from The Sneetches and Other Stories, is given here a chance to stand on its own. And stand it does, as the narrator worries about the green pants standing empty in the woods. Everywhere he goes, the green pants seem to show up. They both hide in the same snide bush and the narrator discovers, "I was just as strange to him as he was strange to me." The strange and eerie feeling is emphasized with the aqua pages and Seuss' pen and ink sketches and text all in black. Your eyes are immediately drawn to the yellow narrator and the spooky pale green pants that are the only bright spots on the pages. It is a good message about fear and tolerance, but it may not have kids clamoring for a rereading. Part of the "Little Dipper" series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375853425
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/11/2009
Series:
Classic Seuss Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
79,194
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD530L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 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. Dr. Seuss's never-before-seen picture book What Pet Should I Get? will be published on July 28, 2015. The rediscovered book captures a classic childhood moment—the selection of a pet—and uses it to illustrate a life-lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but that sometimes you just have to do it!

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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WHAT WAS I SCARED OF 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
teachman More than 1 year ago
I teach in LAUSD and this book is great for elementary school kids up to about third grade. They all seem to love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is super cute and my kids like it a lot. However, I hadn't even thought about how I was going to take advantage of the glow in the dark feature until I got it home. Unless you memorize the story, it is impossible. Using a flashlight or a low lamp, the figures do not glow well. Without a flashlight or lamp, it is impossible to see the words.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this story, my mom use to tell it to us when I was a kid it was my favorite. She had it memorized and I did not know it was a dr. Suess book until I was in my 20's and asked her what the name of the story was and who it was by. It is a shame this one is not better known by Suess readers.