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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
Been wanting to collect all of the books by Dr. Seuss. Love reading his books out loud to my kids and grandkids.Published 3 days ago by Shirley M. Pence
I still remember reading this in 4th grade and making "Oobleck" (Cornstarch, water, green food coloring). Tons of funPublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
I work in a pre-school and plan on using this as part of a small group activity. It seems like the children will enjoy this book.Published 10 days ago by Kate Borton
If an other author had written this the reviews might not have been as good. His great illustrations can be seen in his other stories. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Persop
terrific because #oobleck sticky stupid oobleck fell down from heaven I would pay yo
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If you have never read this book, it is fabulous! When I was younger, it made such an impression that to this day (at 52yrs old), I still use the term Oobleck to describe... Read morePublished 2 months ago by ronda brown
The book goes well with the introduction of a third state of matter to 4th graders.Published 3 months ago by heidi brandt
Great to find a book we have been looking for a very long time, at a great price! This book belong in the library and in the hands of children!Published 4 months ago by purplerme