There's a Wocket in My Pocket!: Dr. Seuss's Book of Ridiculous Rhymes

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There's a Wocket in My Pocket!: Dr. Seuss's Book of Ridiculous Rhymes

Format:  Hardcover,

24 pages

Publisher: Random House Childrens Books

Publish Date: Nov 1996

ISBN-13: 9780679882831

ISBN-10: 0679882839

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"There's a Wocket in My Pocket" is filled with bizarre creatures and rhymes: the nupboard in the cupboard, ghairs beneath the stairs, and the bofa on the sofa


Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Publish Date: Nov 1996
ISBN-13: 9780679882831
ISBN-10: 0679882839
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 24
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.3
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.41 x 0.49 x 5.61

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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 3.9 out of 5★ by 22reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5★ by Not a full size book This is a great book if you want a small board book. I thought I was ordering a full size book. Maybe it is my mistake but I did not see where it says that it is not a full size book. Just wanted to warn you before you buy if this is not what you wanted. 03/06/2009
Rated 3 out of 5★ by Classic "Board" Book I purchased this as a gift for my daughter's teacher. The $3.00 price was good and it was listed as "hardcover" and "24 pages." When it arrived, I was surprised it was a BOARD BOOK, not the standard format. I checked the website just now and presumably the full-size format book is also listed as "hardcover" but it is 28 pages and $6. What are we missing in our book if we're missing 4 pages?This is a good value if you want a BOARD BOOK, but I would hope Walmart would differentiate better between the two books on the website. 12/30/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Perfect for little ones My son is 2 and I have an 8 month old. This book is perfect for them. (I'd read the reviews, and was aware that they were small board books)...They love the rhymes and illustrations, yet they cannot destroy the book. I'll be able to read this book to my 2 year old, and have it survive in order to read to my 8 month old! 05/01/2011
Rated 4 out of 5★ by THIS IS A BOARD BOOK! I was excited that the price of this book was a little less expensive than the other Dr. Seuss books I bought at the same time. However, when the order was received, I realized that it is because the book is a BOARD BOOK, which the description does not state. I was disappointed since I did not realize I was ordering a board book.However, it's a good price for a board book and it is still a fun book to read to all of my kids (ages 5, 3, 1). 04/01/2011
Rated 2 out of 5★ by miniature shortened version! was expecting original book! :( 11/22/2010
Rated 1 out of 5★ by Thought it was a Hardcover book...'s not. It's a board book. Still an ok value, but not what I wanted. The description should be changed. 03/23/2014
Rated 4 out of 5★ by The prices are great, and I love picking my books up at Walmart. 08/24/2013
Rated 1 out of 5★ by Not what I expected These books are mini pocket sized books. This was not stated online. They are fine for a toddler, but not suitable for classroom reading. 03/15/2014
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