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Oh, Baby, The Places You'll Go! : Dr. Seuss - Dr Seuss

Oh, Baby, The Places You'll Go!

Dr. Seuss

By: Dr Seuss

Hardcover

Published: 27th July 2017
For Ages: 3+ years old
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An artful adaptation of and introduction to Dr. Seuss’s work, this beautiful hardback edition with matching slipcase is the perfect gift for babies, new parents, and those still expecting!

Author Trish Rabe poetically explains the joys awaiting newborns when they meet the iconic characters of Dr. Seuss, with appearances from the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, and many other beloved Seuss characters. Written to be read aloud to babies and babies-to-be , the book includes a brief introduction by Mrs. Dr. Seuss – Audrey Geisel – revealing how they were fascinated by the idea that babies could hear sounds while still in the womb, and might actually respond to the voices of their parents.

A perfect gift for baby showers and newborns, Oh, Baby, the Places You'll Go! is the ideal way to nurture a love of reading and Dr. Seuss in the very youngest children!

About the Author

Theodor Seuss Geisel – better known to millions of his fans as Dr. Seuss – was born the son of a park superintendent in Springfield, Massachusetts, 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 hugely successful range of early learning books known as Beginner Books.

Praise for `Oh, the Places You'll Go!': "...my favourite of Dr. Seuss's books... not least for its combination of mastery, mystery and possibility." - The Guardian "The celebrated whimsicalist who has given young readers and gigglers so many outrageous adventures over the years has opted for a more purposeful stroll in his latest outing." - New York Times "One book that has proved to be popular for graduates of all ages since it was first published in 1990" - New York Times

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: 9780008241650
ISBN-10: 0008241651
Series: Dr. Seuss
Audience: Children
For Ages: 3+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 27th July 2017
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 30.0 x 21.5  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.66