Happy Birthday to You

Age Range: 4 Years to 8 Years
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Happy Birthday to You

Format:  Hardcover,

64 pages

Edition: Party

Publisher: Random House Childrens Books

Publish Date: Jun 1959

ISBN-13: 9780394800769

ISBN-10: 0394800761

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"Today you are you That is truer than true There is no one alive who is you-er than you "Since 1959, "Happy Birthday to You "--Dr. Seuss's joyous ode to individuality--has allowed readers to experience firsthand the thrill of celebrating a birthday as it is done in Katroo. Awakened by the Birthday Bird, you (the reader) are swept out of town on a Smorgasbord's back to begin a day and night of feasting and feting in such Seussian splendor that it will take 20 days to sweep up the mess

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Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Publish Date: Jun 1959
ISBN-13: 9780394800769
ISBN-10: 0394800761
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 64
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.85
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.25 x 11.0 x 0.5

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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Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! Since 1959, Happy Birthday to You!—Dr. Seuss’s joyous ode to individuality—has allowed readers to experience firsthand the thrill of celebrating a birthday as it is done in Katroo. Awakened by the Birthday Bird, you (the reader) are swept out of town on a Smorgasbord’s back to begin a day and night of feasting and feting in such Seussian splendor that it will take 20 days to sweep up the mess!

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5★ by 12reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Perfect for my son's 1st birthday!! Plan on having the guests sign in it for a keepsake. 11/01/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Cute book! Larger than I expected 01/31/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Not The Party Edition As Described This is a Dr. Seuss book and if you like Dr. Seuss, I'm sure you'll like this one, but be aware that this one is NOT the PARTY EDITION with the foil cover as described. You will get the regular hardback book. Just don't want someone else to be disappointed like I was. And I ordered 2 of them! 12/26/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by LOVE THIS BOOK :) FOR ALL AGES 04/03/2009
Rated 2 out of 5★ by Love the book, but not it's condition I bought this book as a gift. When it arrived, it seemed to be in brand new condition. Although it was new, I found ink smudges on a couple of the pages. Great price, but I had to return it. 05/06/2014
Rated 5 out of 5★ by exactly what i wanted Great shape and exactly what I wanted for the guests to sign for my sons 3rd birthday 04/08/2014
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great product! Loved the book. Met my expectations. 03/11/2013
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