There's a Wocket in My Pocket! : Dr. Seuss's Book of Ridiculous Rhymes (Hardcover)

Author: Seuss, Dr.

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A sturdy and colorful board book is filled with such nonsensical creatures and rhymes as the nupboard in the cupboard, the yeps on the steps, and the bofa on the sofa. For children under three. *Author: Seuss, Dr. *Series Title: Bright and Early Board Books *Subtitle: Dr. Seusss Book of Ridiculous Rhymes *Publication Date: 1996/11/01 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Grade Level: Preschool *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 4.50 *Height: 6.00

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Publisher Random House Childrens Books
Mfg Part# 9780679882831
SKU 30120291
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0679882839
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 6H x 4.5L x 0.75T
Author Info
Theodor Geisel is known and loved by millions by his pen name, Dr. Seuss. He used this name as he wanted to save Geisel for what he felt was his "true work"--his writing for adults. (Seuss is the author's middle name, the "Dr." a sarcastic salute to his never completed doctoral degree). Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Seuss graduated from Dartmouth College and attended Oxford University in pursuit of a Ph.D. in English Literature. At Oxford he was encouraged by a fellow student, Helen Palmer, to drop out and pursue a career as a cartoonist. Seuss took this woman quite seriously, for not only did he follow her advice, he also married her. Back in the United States, Seuss worked as an illustrator while still attempting to write serious fiction and humor for adults. His first book for children, AND TO THINK THAT I SAW IT ON MULBERRY STREET was published in 1937. The success of this work prompted him to produce more picture books for children until the onset of World War II, during which he and his wife wrote and produced films in support of the Allies. Two of these films HITLER LIVES and DESIGN FOR DEATH won Academy Awards for best documentary features. After the war, he returned to writing for children and, in 1957, THE CAT IN THE HAT was published. This book changed the face of beginning reader books from the basic primer to a story that was exciting and fun and was illustrated with lively artwork. With the success of THE CAT IN THE HAT, Seuss was named the head of Beginning Books, a subsidiary of his publishing company, Random House. This allowed him to not only create such classic works as ONE FISH, TWO FISH, RED FISH, BLUE FISH but also to establish the careers of such authors as P. D. Eastman and Robert Lopshire. Several of his works have been adapted as animated films, most memorably the holiday classic, HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS. During his long career, Dr. Seuss garnered many awards, including two Caldecott Honors for MCELLIGOT'S POOL and BARTHOLOMEW AND THE OOBLECK. In 1980, he was honored with the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his body of work. He received a Pulitzer Prize for his contributions to children's literature, and when he died in 1991, he was the world's best-selling author of children's books.
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Annotation A young boy describes life in his unusual house which is inhabited by such never before heard of creatures as the woset who lives in the closet, the yottle that lives in a bottle, and the yeps who occupy his steps. This unusual story is meant to help encourage new readers recognize common household words. Color illustrations accompany the text.
First Line Did you ever have a feeling there's a WASKET in your BASKET?
Editors Note There's a Wocket in My Pocket is filled with bizarre creatures and rhymes: the nupboard in the cupboard, ghairs beneath the stairs, and the bofa on the sofa!
Editors Note 3 This book of ridiculous rhymes by the author of such popular silliness as One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? is part of the Bright and Early Board Book series. Full color.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 00
Number of Pages 0024
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers

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