Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog?

Overview

Would you rather be a clarinet . . . a trombone . . . or a drum? (How would you like to have someone going boom-boom on your tum?) Beginning readers are asked to ponder these–and a host of other odd choices–in this charming, provocative book by Dr. Seuss that encourages children to let their imaginations fly.

Poses questions for pondering: "Would you rather be a dog or be a cat?", "Would you rather live in igloos or in tents?", ...

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Overview

Would you rather be a clarinet . . . a trombone . . . or a drum? (How would you like to have someone going boom-boom on your tum?) Beginning readers are asked to ponder these–and a host of other odd choices–in this charming, provocative book by Dr. Seuss that encourages children to let their imaginations fly.

Poses questions for pondering: "Would you rather be a dog or be a cat?", "Would you rather live in igloos or in tents?", "Would you rather be a mermaid with a tail instead of feet?.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
Capitalizing on the natural curiosity of young children and on their appetite for the silly and absurd, one goofy question after another rolls by, accompanied by illustrations in bright primary colors. Simple words and repetitive language create a sing-song pattern matched by the thick, organic lines of the illustrations. The reader is implored to tell if he would like to be an animal or a tool or a musical instrument. Would she like a different nose or hair color or to be tall, short, fat, or skinny? The playful questions piled one after another create more interest in what question comes next, rather than what an answer might be. Curiosity entices, encouraging the reader to keep on reading, the principle goal of these beginning reader books. Well-suited to reading aloud or silently, listening or looking, this book, part of the "Bright and Early Books/Beginner Books" series, is a good choice for a beginning reader or reluctant reader program in a preschool or elementary school. Reviewer: Hazel Buys
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780394831282
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 1/22/2008
  • Series: Bright & Early Books(R) Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 36
  • Sales rank: 209,116
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.17 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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.

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  • Posted December 10, 2011

    highly recommend

    Fun, engaging, great eye appeal and of course love the words.

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