Search Results: "Dr. Seuss"


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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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THE BIPPOLO SEED by Dr. Seuss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"The good Doctor may be dead these 20 years, but he's still good for splendid surprises. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Seven rhymed tales, dug from hard to find places! Look for millions of Seuss fans with bright shiny faces! Read full book review >

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THERE'S A WOCKET IN MY POCKET! by Dr. Seuss
Released: Sept. 30, 1974

. . . and a findow in my window and a nook gase in my book case. . . and a jertain in the curtain. . . and a noth grush on my tooth brush. . . and a pain in my. . . . Read full book review >

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THE BUTTER BATTLE BOOK by Dr. Seuss
FICTION
Released: Feb. 12, 1984

"But in the aftermath of wide exposure to The Day After and other 1980s arousals, all this seems, however well-intended, a little simplistic, a little out-of-date, even a little out-of-keeping."
A parable of armaments escalation—from the Snick-Berry Switch to the Big-Boy Boomeroo—whose high-level meaning no child can miss. Read full book review >

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DID I EVER TELL YOU HOW LUCKY YOU ARE? by Dr. Seuss
FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 1973

"And so on, mechanically, with a few more goofy phrases than other recent Seuss but none of the old outrageousness."
In the manner but not the spirit of the author/artist who never left a platitude the way he found it, an old man in the Desert of Drize assures someone he calls Ducky that there are others who are "so muchly much-much more unlucky than you." 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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HUNCHES IN BUNCHES by Dr. Seuss
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 12, 1982

"The bearded purple Down Hunch is a silly extravagance dealt with a touch of éclat, but mostly this is just one more product of the Dr. Seuss machine set on automatic."
What happens when a Dr. Seuss kid can't make up his mind turns out to be an exaggerated and slap-happily visualized version of what might happen to anyone. Read full book review >

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I HAD TROUBLE IN GETTING TO SOLLA SOLLEW by Dr. Seuss
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 12, 1965

"His dilemmas are of the broadly farcical, Tom and Jerry variety, which draw a fast big laugh but don't have the fantastic memorability of what was once seen on Mulberry Street."
It's an epic lament of a little, ratty-looking, yellow creature, for whom "nothing, not anything ever went wrong" until he had an accident, and then another... Read full book review >

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THE KING'S STILTS by Dr. Seuss
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 12, 1939

"The quality of magnificent exaggeration, carried to the nth degree."
Dr. Seuss has a faculty for telling modern tales with a folk lore twist, and this new king-with-a-quirk story has a novel element that nonsense loving children will love. Read full book review >

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IF I RAN THE CIRCUS by Dr. Seuss
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 1956

"From the Foon to the Hoodwink they come prancing by to give you a treat of the Seuss's mind's eye and with Sneelock as hero and Morris announcing, we have a Circus McGurkus astounding."
The Circus McGurkus got started, they say, in the mind of young Morris McGurk, who one day got to thinking about the big vacant lot behind Sneelock's store. Read full book review >