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Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection

Format:  Hardcover,

360 pages

Publisher: Random House Childrens Books

Publish Date: Sep 2009

ISBN-13: 9780375851568

ISBN-10: 0375851569

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A perfect gift for new parents, birthday celebrations, and happy occasions of all kinds, this collection of five beloved Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss--"The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, "and "Fox in Socks"--will be cherished by young and old alike. Ideal for reading aloud or reading alone, they will "begin "a child on the adventure of a lifetime


Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Publish Date: Sep 2009
ISBN-13: 9780375851568
ISBN-10: 0375851569
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 360
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.95
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.75 x 9.5 x 2.0

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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A perfect gift for new parents, birthday celebrations, and happy occasions of all kinds, this collection of five beloved Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss-- The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, and Fox in Socks--will be cherished by young and old alike. Ideal for reading aloud or reading alone, they will begin a child on the adventure of a lifetime!

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Rated 4.9 out of 5★ by 28reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5★ by Dr. Seuss"s Beginner Book Collection Great books for my granddaughter, she love it when I read them to her. 09/05/2010
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Love Dr. Seuss!!! My kids love this set of books. I will be buying the next level up soon!! 01/02/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Childhood Memories Love the books and so does my son. They bring back memories for me too! 04/08/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss I bought these during Dr. Seuss' birthday rememberance and got a great deal on them. They are classics and something I am tucking away for my child until he gets a little older. Great beginner books and it comes in a great storage box that holds the books neatly together. Love it, very pleased! 03/24/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Very nice collection Great collection of Dr. Seuss books that will be great for my kids. Good value. 03/25/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Dr Suess is still the greatest in kid's books I read these for the first time over 50 years ago. Now I tutor first graders in reading and they love these books. Some off the books in this set are great for first graders and some, like The Sneetches may be better for a second grader. The Sneetches is the best book I have ever read on racism. It should be required reading for the human race. Long live Dr. Suess. 06/03/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Its a really good value for the price, and I love the Dr. Seuss books. So now I bought them to read to my kids. 04/08/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by 5 classic Dr Seuss books! This is the perfect set of Dr Seuss to start with, all my favorites! And Walmart had the best price anywhere, if you have kids these books are a must! 12/28/2011
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