Packed with all the essential ingredients that have made Dr. Seuss so well-loved over the last 50 years -- riotous rhyme, bizarre creatures, zany artwork, off-the-wall humour -- If I Ran the Zoo is vintage Seuss at its very best. This paperback edition of a popular story tells of Gerald McGrew's grand designs for running his own zoo, packed with weird and wonderful creatures such as the incredible Thwerll, whole legs are snarled up in a terrible snerl, or the family of Joats, whose feet are like cows' but wear squirrel-skin coats!
About The Author
Theodor Seuss Geisel -- better known to millions of his fans as Dr. Seuss -- was born the son of a park superintendant in Springfield, Massachussets, in 1904. After studying at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and later at Oxford University in England, he became a magazine humorist and cartoonist, and an advertising man. He soon turned his many talents to writing children's books, and his first book -- And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street -- was published in 1937. His greatest claim to fame was the one and only The Cat in the Hat, published in 1957, the first of a successful range of early learning books known as Beginner Books.
"[Dr. Seuss] has...instilled a lifelong love of books, learning and reading [in children]" - The Telegraph "Dr. Seuss ignites a child's imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses" - The Express "The magic of Dr. Seuss, with his hilarious rhymes, belongs on the family bookshelf" - Sunday Times Magazine "The author... has filled many a childhood with unforgettable characters, stunning illustrations, and of course, glorious rhyme" - The Guardian "Dr. Seuss ignites a child's imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses." - The Express
Series: Yellow Back Books
For Ages: 5 - 8 years old
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 26th November 2003
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 16.3 x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Type: New edition