A baker’s dozen of the most beloved stories of Dr. Seuss are compiled in this beautifully illustrated edition that includes essays from some of his most famous admirers, family photos and original sketches. Ages 4-8.
Hardcover Book : 368 pages
Publisher: Random House Children'S Bk. ( October 12, 2004 )
Item #: 11-747972
Product Dimensions: 9.0 x 11.875 x 0.75inches
Product Weight: 58.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I confess, I don't have any children, just the "child" in my heart and this book took me back to my wonderful childhood when my mom would read to me Dr. Suess. This collection is absolutely fantastic for BOTH children AND adults!!!
Reviewer: Missy S
I bought this because it has 13 stories in it, one of which is "Oh, the Places You'll Go." (I've been wanting that book since I was pregnant and couldn't beat the deal I got on this collection when I signed up.) It has a short bio about Dr. Suess and each story is prefaced with a brief essay by fellow authors/friends. It includes all of the words and virtually all of the illustrations, which is a huge plus for me. It's 368 pgs, including credits. I think this is a must for any child's collection.
Stories included are:
And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street
If I Ran the Zoo
Horton Hears a Who!
The Cat in the Hat
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Yertle the Turtle
Happy Birthday to You!
Green Eggs and Ham
Dr. Suess' Sleep Book
Oh, the Places You'll Go
This is a nice collection of classic Seuss stories. I'm amazed at their appeal to my grandchildren, since I grew up listening to some of these stories, and read them to my own children. A must for all reading grandmothers!
Reviewer: Peggy T
I have to little ones, a 7 yr old and a 4 yr old and both of them love this book, almost all Dr Seuss in just one beautiful book... You most have this one!
These are all the best of Dr Suess, including my very favorites of The Lorax & Green Eggs & Ham. The essays are a great touch for parents & grandparents that grew up with Suess, & include some wonderful pictures of his other works, like imaginary animal trophy heads & various advertisements.
On to the few cons - the book is large, & heavy. It can be tricky balancing it & a baby on your lap! Also, the books are abridged to fit into the collection. No words are left out, but the pictures are reduced & consolidated to a single page, so it does sort of change them.
My advice is to get this collection, along with your individual favorites!
Reviewer: Lauren S