The Shape of Me and Other Stuff: Dr. Seuss's Surprising Word Book

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The Shape of Me and Other Stuff: Dr. Seuss's Surprising Word Book

Format:  Hardcover,

24 pages

Publisher: Random House Childrens Books

Publish Date: Jul 1997

ISBN-13: 9780679886310

ISBN-10: 0679886311

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""The shape of you, the shape of me, the shape of everything I see.." "In this board book featuring bright new colors and the original whimsical text, Dr. Seuss introduces the concept of shapes to babies and toddlers.


Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Publish Date: Jul 1997
ISBN-13: 9780679886310
ISBN-10: 0679886311
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 24
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.3
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.5 x 6.0 x 0.75

About the author

Biography of Seuss, Dr.

Certainly the most popular of all American writers and illustrators of picture books, Geisel made his pseudonym Dr. Seuss famous to several generations of children and their parents. Geisel developed a rhythmic form of poetry that relied on quick rhymes and wordplay reminiscent of Mother Goose rhymes. He combined this with exaggerated cartoon like illustrations of fantasy characters to entice children into stories that contained important messages, often presented with a great deal of irony and satire.

Geisel always embraced the imagination of children and condemned adults' inability to join into it, using the child's view to reveal the flaws in society. His first picture book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937), describes a child's adding more and more imaginative elements to the story that he plans to tell about what he saw on the way home, only to end with the child actually telling the truth: he saw only a very uninteresting horse and cart.

The Cat in the Hat (1957), written as a beginning reader, portrays two children having a magical afternoon with a strange cat while their mother is away, complete with a frantic cleanup before their mother can find out what they have done. This is probably his most famous work. Geisel's later books took on social questions more directly. The Butter-Battle Book (1984) condemned the cold war, and it is often removed from children's sections of libraries for political reasons.

Likewise, The Lorax (1971), which condemned the destruction of the ecology, has also been banned. Altogether, Geisel wrote and illustrated 47 books, which have sold more than 100 million copies in 18 languages. In 1984 he received a Pulitzer Prize for his contributions to children's literature. More than a dozen of his books are still in print. His title The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories made Publisher's Weekly Best Seller List for 2011. In 2012 his work The Cat in The Hat made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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Rated 4.7 out of 5★ by 7reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great Addition To A Dr. Seuss/Board BookCollection As a preschool teacher, I use Dr. Seuss alot in my classroom of 4s/5s to teach rhyme, plus Dr. Seuss is very entertaining. This is a book that I have never heard of. It's full of silhouettes, so I plan to use it in my "Groundhogs and Shadows" unit. The only complaint I have is that it turned out to be a board book instead of a regular size book. However, the associate who waited on me told me that I need to look for the books that are regular priced $5-$10, so I've given this one to a single mother with a small baby who believes in reading to her children, but can't afford a lot of books and I've gone back and ordered a regular size book. 03/13/2013
Rated 4 out of 5★ by Love Dr. Seuss simple, cute, and charming. Most importantly, my six month-old son seems intrigued during the entire time I was reading the book. 11/28/2012
Rated 4 out of 5★ by Cute! You can't go wrong with Dr. Seuss! Short and sweet! 08/03/2010
Rated 5 out of 5★ by great baby book! 12/07/2010
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