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The Wonderful World of Dr Seuss : Set of 20 x Books in 1 x Boxed Set - Dr Seuss

The Wonderful World of Dr Seuss : Set of 20 x Books in 1 x Boxed Set

By: Dr Seuss

Boxed, Slipcased or Casebound

Published: 1st June 2008
For Ages: 3 - 9 years old
Ships: 15 business days
15 business days
$89.95

Join a colourful cast of crazy characters in this fabulous collection of twenty of Dr. Seuss' best-loved stories.

Filled with hilarious tales told in rollicking rhyme.

The 20 Books

  • The Cat in the Hat
  • Green Eggs and Ham
  • Fox in Socks
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
  • Oh, the Places You'll Go!
  • The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
  • Dr. Seuss' ABC
  • And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street
  • Horton Hears A Who!
  • Scrambled Eggs Super!
  • Hop On Pop
  • Dr Seuss' Sleep Book
  • Mr Brown Can Moo! Can You?
  • I Had Trouble In Getting To Solla Sollew
  • If I Ran the Circus
  • The Sneetches and Other Stories
  • If I Ran the Zoo
  • Hunches in Bunches
  • Dr Seuss On the Loose!

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4.0

Dr Seuss will always be cool

By Musherbelly

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Younger Readers

    Comments about The Wonderful World of Dr Seuss - 20 x Books in 1 x Boxed Set:

    I enjoy reading Dr Seuss to the little ones. I think I enjoy it more then them. They are so cleverly writen. I did think this boxset came with bigger books and I was a little disappointed in how small they were.

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    ISBN: 9780007823505
    ISBN-10: 0007823509
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 3 - 9 years old
    For Grades: PS - 3
    Format: Boxed, Slipcased or Casebound
    Language: English
    Published: 1st June 2008
    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
    Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 16.5  x 12.3
    Weight (kg): 2.622

    Dr Seuss

    Theodor Seuss Geisel was born 2 March 1904 in Springfield, MA. He graduated Dartmouth College in 1925, and proceeded on to Oxford University with the intent of acquiring a doctorate in literature. At Oxford he met Helen Palmer, who he wed in 1927. He returned from Europe in 1927, and began working for a magazine called Judge, the leading humor magazine in America at the time, submitting both cartoons and humorous articles for them. Additionally, he was submitting cartoons to Life, Vanity Fair and Liberty. In some of his works, he'd made reference to an insecticide called Flit. These references gained notice, and led to a contract to draw comic ads for Flit. This association lasted 17 years, gained him national exposure, and coined the catchphrase "Quick, Henry, the Flit!"

    In 1936 on the way to a vaction in Europe, listening to the rhythm of the ship's engines, he came up with And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, which was then promptly rejected by the first 43 publishers he showed it to. Eventually in 1937 a friend published the book for him, and it went on to at least moderate success.

    During WW II, Geisel joined the army and was sent to Hollywood. Captain Geisel would write for Frank Capra's Signal Corps Unit (for which he won the Legion of Merit) and do documentaries (he won Oscar's for Hitler Lives and Design for Death). He also created a cartoon called Gerald McBoing-Boing which also won him an Oscar.

    In May of 1954, Life published a report concerning illiteracy among school children. The report said, among other things, that children were having trouble to read because their books were boring. This inspired Geisel's publisher, and prompted him to send Geisel a list of 400 words he felt were important, asked him to cut the list to 250 words (the publishers idea of how many words at one time a first grader could absorb), and write a book. Nine months later, Geisel, using 220 of the words given to him published The Cat in the Hat, which went on to instant success.

    In 1960 Bennett Cerf bet Geisel $50 that he couldn't write an entire book using only fifty words. The result was Green Eggs and Ham. Cerf never paid the $50 from the bet.

    Helen Palmer Geisel died in 1967. Theodor Geisel married Audrey Stone Diamond in 1968. Theodor Seuss Geisel died 24 September 1991.

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