ISBN: 9780007247875 Publisher: HARPER COLLINS UKYear of publishing: 2007 Format: Hardcover
No of Pages: 12 Language: English
With over 50 flaps to flip, this fun-packed novelty book is specially rejacketed to celebrate the 50th birthday of the Cat in the Hat. Inspired by The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish,...Read more
With over 50 flaps to flip, this fun-packed novelty book is specially rejacketed to celebrate the 50th birthday of the Cat in the Hat. Inspired by The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Dr. Seuss's ABC, There's a Wocket in My Pocket and Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?, and bursting with zany artwork and wacky rhymes in true Seussian style, this monster board book makes learning simple concepts lots of fun. By lifting the flaps and studying the pictures, young children will enjoy learning to count, exploring the alphabet, making funny animal noises, and finding out about colours and opposites. Dr. Seuss 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 ranking among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide. Read less
About the author: 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... Read more
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!"
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.
Helen Palmer Geisel died in 1967. Theodor Geisel married Audrey Stone Diamond in 1968. Theodor Seuss Geisel died 24 September 1991. Read less