Your Favorite Seuss: A Baker's Dozen from the One and Only Dr. Seuss
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Your Favorite Seuss: A Baker's Dozen from the One and Only Dr. Seuss

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From his very first book to his very last book, here in one big volume are 13 classic Dr. Seuss stories, everyone’s favorites. All of the words and virtually all of the illustrations are included. Each story is prefaced by a short essay by someone whose life was changed by Dr. Seuss or who is simply an unabashed admirer. Also included are photographs of Dr.

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From his very first book to his very last book, here in one big volume are 13 classic Dr. Seuss stories, everyone’s favorites. All of the words and virtually all of the illustrations are included. Each story is prefaced by a short essay by someone whose life was changed by Dr. Seuss or who is simply an unabashed admirer. Also included are photographs of Dr. Seuss, memorabilia, and original sketches from his books. The stories included are: And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, Horton Hears a Who!, McElligot’s Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, Happy Birthday to You!, Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book, Yertle the Turtle, The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Green Eggs and Ham, The Lorax, The Sneetches, and Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
Theodor Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) was born March 2, 1904, and died September 25, 1991.
With introductory essays to each story by:
Barbara Bader, Author and Critic
Stan and Jan Berenstain, Creators of The Berenstain Bears
Audrey Geisel, Widow of Dr. Seuss
Peter Glassman, Children’s Bookseller
Starr LaTronica, Children’s Librarian
John Lithgow, Actor and Children’s Book Author
Barbara Mason, Kindergarten Teacher
Richard H. Minear, Author of Dr. Seuss Goes to War
Christopher Paolini, Author of Eragon
Charles D. Cohen, Author of The Seuss, the Whole Seuss, and
Nothing but the Seuss

Pete Seeger, Folksinger
Christopher Cerf, TV Writer, Composer, and Producer
Lane Smith, Children’s Book Illustator

Editorial Reviews

"Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way." Since "Dr. Seuss" debuted in 1950, millions of young readers have gained their word-climbing skills under his gentle guidance. Your Favorite Seuss is a celebration of the wizardry of Theodore Seuss Geisel (1904-91). This family-pleasing anthology contains 13 classic Dr. Seuss stories, including The Cat in the Hat, Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Story, Horton Hears a Who!, If I Ran the Zoo, Yertle the Turtle, Green Eggs and Ham, The Lorax, and more! Each story is prefaced by a short essay by a Seussian enthusiast. Among the contributors are Stan and Jan Berenstain; John Lithgow; Pete Seeger; Christopher Cerf; and Audrey Geisel, Dr. Seuss' widow.
Publishers Weekly
Thirteen is a lucky number when it comes to the treasured tales compiled in Your Favorite Seuss: A Baker's Dozen by the One and Only Dr. Seuss, ed. by Janet Schulman and Cathy Goldsmith. The 13 classic tales-including And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street; Horton Hears a Who!; The Cat in the Hat and The Lorax, among others-are introduced in essays by such authors as Barbara Bader, Stan and Jan Berenstain, John Lithgow, Christopher Paolini and more. Several of Seuss's sketches, personal artwork, storyboards, advertising work and photos earmark this for aficionados as well as those just meeting Seuss's characters for the first time. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
What could one possibly write that has not already been written about the gifted and talented Dr. Seuss? This centennial—or rather—Seussentennial work in honor of Theodore Geisel's 100th birthday is sprinkled with honored guests expressing their favorite Seuss moments and reflecting on favorite Dr. Seuss works, including Audrey Geisel, Dr. Seuss's wife. As of yet, there is not a "Complete Works" of Dr. Seuss, so we have to rely on bound stories and hope our favorites are included. Unlike A Hatful of Seuss and Six By Seuss, this volume contains 13 titles, including his first published book— And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street—and his last—Oh, The Places You'll Go. Highlights of this book are the glimpses into Dr. Seuss' childhood, life and work, and how he has influenced admirers and colleagues, expressed through essays that preface each beloved book. The only flaw one could find is its size and weight. Toddlers will not be able to heft this into their lap without adult help, but the fortunate adult will be thrilled to share this tome. 2004, Random House, Ages 4 to 8.
—Elizabeth Young

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375810619
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
10/12/2004
Series:
Classic Seuss Series
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
135,719
Product dimensions:
9.38(w) x 12.13(h) x 1.19(d)
Age Range:
6 - 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.

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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Your Favorite Seuss 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Kept my son amused and entertained during storytime. Bad shipping and handling. Received mines in a box with no padding and all corners of the book bent. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I remember going to the library and checking out all those single Seuss Books or buying for Christmas single Seuss books. Now that I have grandkids I can get all my favorites by grabbing one book. These are the same stories with the same ilustrations in about the same size as I remembered them. I loved to read them years ago when they first came out and the grandkids can tell that I do enjoy reading these books to them over and over again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I run an at home daycare and my kids want me to read this everyday. I highly recommend this book.
ReadingMomNW More than 1 year ago
I have loved reading this book with my 5 year old. There are some great Dr. Seuss stories in here that I have not even read before. I have also enjoyed reading the comments that some of the other book gurus have included in the book. If you didn't love Dr. Seuss before, you will after reading this book.
BomerBarb More than 1 year ago
Having all these Seuss classics in one volume results in less clutter for those of us with limited space. I also have one granddaughter who finds big (thick) books more appealing as she thinks they are more like books the adults read. There are still places for printed books in this electronic age!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was wonderful - great value. Unfortunately, it was shipped in an envelope instead of a box. This allowed it to slide in transit, so the dust jacket ended up getting wrinkled. Not so desirable for a gift.......
Sweetonbooks More than 1 year ago
Dr. Seuss is the master of rhyme, and this beautiful hardcover book featuring thirteen of his stories is a perfect way to display his work. Each clever story inspires readers in a unique way. They emphasize concepts like being creative, being an individual, and being respectful of each other and our planet. Seuss turns the world upside down and inside out, and yet somehow everything seems to make sense. He leaves readers laughing and thinking at the same time. Read them out loud and read them often, because as we hear from those who contributed their thoughts in this special edition, these little stories can have a big impact.
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A good family favorite. Highly recommended.
jlforrest More than 1 year ago
I love this book, I bought it for my son and it is great! It is funny, educational, and great for bedtime reading.
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For people looking for a collection of some of their favorites or those just looking for a way to introduce someone to the timeless classics by Dr. Seuss, this book is for you. Packed pictures and illustrations, it includes a short biography of the late doctor, essays before each story which talk about the impact of the stories on both a personal level and a much broader aspect- how it influences readers around the world. The thirteen stories included range from Book #1- And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street- to the very last story penned by Dr. Seuss-Oh, The Places You'll Go. This book was perfect for me because I was looking for something that would give me a wide variety of Dr. Seuss's works. There were a few books in particular that I was looking for, all of which were included in this book. It was also much more affordable than buying the books that I wanted and I got more books. Overall, I would have to say that this book is a must for anyone that wants some Suess on their bookshelves.
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MsMonya More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my daughter because her class was celebrating the b-day of dr. seuss. I am glad that I did. it was a good value. we read the stories often and dr.seuss is always classic. I recommend every child to be familiar with dr.seuss.
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Holls_like_to_read More than 1 year ago
This book is an excellent representation of Dr. Seuss' best work. The collection of stories is complete. The illustrations are colorful and fun. My four year old daughter loves this book. It would make a great birthday present or special occassion gift because it represents a collector's book.
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very good