Search Results: "Dr. Seuss"


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DR. SEUSS by Kate Klimo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Not essential but a handsome tribute. (Early reader/biography. 5-7)"
For children who can read And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street without help, an account of its creator's life and career.Read full book review >

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WHO IS DR. SEUSS?  by Stefenee Hymas
Released: May 25, 2016

"With a quick delivery of facts and the whimsical, child-friendly illustrations and rhymes, this is an excellent choice for Seuss-centered storytimes and celebrations."
Mimicking Dr. Seuss' famous rhyming pairs, debut author and illustrator team Hymas and Conner offer a cursory biography of the beloved author. Read full book review >

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DR. SEUSS & MR. GEISEL by Judith Morgan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"Competent, if uninsightful, in discussing Geisel's place in American culture, the Morgans tend to heap adulation on the creator of Ooblek, the Lorax, and Sneetches."
The facts of Theodor Geisel's life are not as well known as his illustrious works, but in this authorized biography (from Geisel's own publisher), they're nearly as exuberant. Read full book review >

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WHAT PET SHOULD I GET? by Dr. Seuss
Released: July 28, 2015

"Of more lasting interest to scholars than children, this genial pet-shop visit provides a tantalizing glimpse into a master's artistic process. (Picture book. 3 & up)"
Almost 25 years after the death of the great Dr. Seuss, a new book hits the market. Read full book review >

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MARVIN K. MOONEY WILL YOU PLEASE GO NOW by Dr. Seuss
Released: Sept. 5, 1972

"The pages of persistence and Marvin's final capitulation are reminiscent of Green Eggs and Ham (1960) though this doesn't strike us as quite that Bright, and with phrases like 'bureau drawer' it won't be read all that Early either."
Though it's never dear why, there's a long-fingered hairy arm, with a watch on the wrist, that is desperately eager to get rid of Marvin K. Mooney. Read full book review >

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THE CAT'S QUIZZER by Dr. Seuss
Released: Oct. 18, 1976

"We can see bored kids or desperate teachers picking this up, but the whole thing makes about as much sense as ducks on the moon."
Considering the deliberate (by this time, dogged) zaniness of the illustrations, kids might well be disappointed to find, when they turn to the answer pages, that these aren't riddles; both questions and answers are straight, if often silly. Read full book review >

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OH, THE THINKS YOU CAN THINK! by Dr. Seuss
Released: Oct. 6, 1975

Think how far you can go without THINKING A THOUGHT! Read full book review >

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I CAN LICK 30 TIGERS TODAY! AND OTHER STORIES by Dr. Seuss
FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 1969

"This last is the only one that approaches the Seuss standard of zany inventiveness; the others merely lean on his name."
Wishy-washy Dr. Seuss; garishly illustrated, as the Cat in the Hat boasts "I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today," then dismisses them gradually until there's one left—and he'll have to wait until after lunch; his ancestors, the cats of Katzen-stein, discover that carrying each others' tails isn't democratic because there's always a last cat left out; his sister thinks up a "greenish, not too cleanish" Glunk who runs up the phone bill and won't go away until "We Un-thunk the Glunk together." Read full book review >

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GREEN EGGS AND HAM by Dr. Seuss
FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 1960

"Line and wash- three colors flat."
Would you like them anywhere? — Well, try them before you finally refuse... Read full book review >

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IF I RAN THE ZOO by Dr. Seuss
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 1950

"However, this will not disappoint the devoted."
Dumheiten at its loosest and Seussest in the lastest eagerly-hailed silliness by the master of inanities. Read full book review >

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THIDWICK THE BIG-HEARTED MOOSE by Dr. Seuss
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 12, 1948

"Not- on the child level- 'the funniest book of the year'."
I've always though Dr. Seuss' type of humor appealed more to grownups than to children, and this is no exception. Read full book review >

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THE CAT IN THE HAT by Dr. Seuss
Released: June 15, 1957

"Back sewn."
A reissue of the earlier Houghton, Mifflin educational edition, brought out specifically as a text for beginning readers, brings back the story of that rainy day at home when the Cat in the Hat arrived to upset things and put them back in order again. Read full book review >