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Wacky Wednesday : Green Back Books - Dr. Seuss

Wacky Wednesday

Green Back Books

By: Dr. Seuss, George Booth (Illustrator)

Paperback

Published: 19th May 2004
For Ages: 4 - 7 years old
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Just how wacky can a Wednesday get? With shoes on the wall, tortoises in trees, pigs without legs and teachers on roller skates, children will have lots of fun counting all the wacky things they can find on each spread of this entertaining book. With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Suess has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Dr. Seuss is a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide. As part of a major rebrand programme, HarperCollins is relaunching Dr. Seuss's best-selling books. In response to consumer demand, bright new cover designs incorporate much-needed guidance on reading levels. The standard paperbacks divide into three reading strands - Blue Back Books for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. This is a Green Back book.

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.

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4.0

my grandaughter loved it

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    my granddaughter loved the book

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    5.0

    Love this book

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      Comments about Wacky Wednesday:

      I bought this book for my son as he just loved The book Eggs and Ham so I gathered he would like this one as well. He absolutely loved it and read it all on his own which is something we normally struggle with but this book kept him interested so he just kept reading on.

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      5.0

      The funnest Dr Zuess book!

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      • Teaches Counting
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        Booktopia is the best online book shop that I have found. Great delivery communication gives peace of mind that your purchased and paid for product is going to arrive in a timely fashion and securely wrapped.

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        5.0

        A classic to share with every generation

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          Comments about Wacky Wednesday:

          What I loved about this book, it that my sisters and I grew up with it. I had forgotten all about it until my eldest son (in prep) said that the class had it read to them and he loved it! So I jumped straight onto Booktopia and ordered it. Now it has brought back memories of my childhood and I am loving sharing it with my two little boys.

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          "[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

          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 WWII, 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 Oscars 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 publisher's 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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          ISBN: 9780007175161
          ISBN-10: 0007175167
          Series: Green Back Books
          Audience: Children
          For Ages: 4 - 7 years old
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 48
          Published: 19th May 2004
          Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
          Country of Publication: GB
          Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 16.2  x 0.3
          Weight (kg): 0.1