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Is a Camel a Mammal? : Cat in the Hat's Learning Library - Tish Rabe

Is a Camel a Mammal?

Cat in the Hat's Learning Library

By: Tish Rabe, Jim Durk (Illustrator), Dr. Seuss (Based on a work by)

Paperback Published: 1st January 1999
ISBN: 9780007111077
Number Of Pages: 44
For Ages: 4 - 7 years old

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I'm the Cat in the Hat
And I'm writing a book.
It's all about mammals.
Come on, take a look!


Let the coolest cat in town introduce you to the wonderful world of nature, with funny pictures and brilliant rhyme.

The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library shows young readers that books can be entertaining and educational at the same time. If your child can read these lines, he or she can begin to understand the fascinating world we live in.

'There is a big gap between 'concept' books written for preschoolers and nonfiction that requires fluent reading skills. The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library books introduce beginning readers to important basic concepts about the natural world. They provide the critical foundations upon which complex facts and ideas can eventually be build. In addition, The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library shows young readers that books can be entertaining and educational at the same time. This is a wonderful series!" - Barbara Kiefer, Associate Professor, Reading and LiteratureTeachers College, Columbia University

ISBN: 9780007111077
ISBN-10: 000711107X
Series: Cat in the Hat's Learning Library
Audience: Children
For Ages: 4 - 7 years old
For Grades: PS - 2
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 44
Published: 1st January 1999
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.8  x 0.3
Weight (kg): 0.11

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About the Author


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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