Bartholomew Cubbins serves thanklessly as pageboy to King Derwin of Didd, a headstrong man who's decided he isn't satisfied with mere sun, fog, rain, and snow. ("Humph! The things that come down from my sky!") He wants something else, something uniquely his own, so he calls in his royal magicians ("Shuffle, duffle, muzzle, muff. Fista, wista, mista-cuff. We are men of groans and howls, mystic men who eat boiled owls"). Happy to oblige, the magicians tell the king they can make "oobleck" fall from the sky, only nobody--not even the magicians--knows just what oobleck is. But after a night of arcane incantations, everyone in the kingdom gets a taste of the stuff (in the case of the Captain of the Guard, literally!), as the green, gluey goo gums up everything in sight.
Of course, Bartholomew tries to help, but it's up to the king to save the day, as he learns to utter not magic words but simple words with magic in them: "I'm sorry." (Ages 4 to 8) --Paul Hughes
Love this book. The kids are so interested in making oobleck after we read thisPublished 17 days ago by Cynthia L. Piques
Book was in great condition. Love reading this to my PreK students!Published 17 days ago by Keri Lynn Bailey
The book is great, my wife is a pretty school teacher and the kids love itPublished 18 days ago by Mike M.
This excellent story is more and more relevant as we struggle to deal with global warming.Published 24 days ago by Mary Raber
We used this as a introduction to a science experiment making and playing with oobleck. It was a great kick off to the experiment and added to the excitement and dialogue.Published 27 days ago by Terry Oliver
Its a longer book then most of his stories, buts its a good one. Dr. Seuss. Nuff SaidPublished 1 month ago by stevens roberts
I don't care for this book as much as some of Dr. Seuss' later works, but it is good. I read it aloud to an 11-year-old that I mentor and then we went to the kitchen and made some... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Linda Bryant
I grew up with this book and am sharing it with the children I work with. It is a longer book, but it kept 3 and 4 year olds attention well. Today we are making oobleck!Published 1 month ago by jennifer Cifuentes