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
What a great word: Oobleck. Really sticks in a child's mind. Pun intended.
Ted Guisel was a true American treasure.
Awesome Book that went with Science lesson on Solids and Liquids!
Children LOVED it!!!!
The King of Didd is tired of the weather. The same four things come down from the sky with no variety. So he decides to have his magicians create something new – Oobleck. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Mark Baker
My nephew likes to pick the worst bedtime stories and this is one of them. The story never ends and it is rather uninteresting. I'm not a fan and I can't stand reading it.Published 21 days ago by Ashley Bruce
I love Dr. Seuss, and I own nearly every story. This is probably my favorite. Wonderful rhythms, sound effects, fantastic drawings, exciting story, funny, funny, funny!Published 22 days ago by Michael T. Kauper
One of the greatest works on hubris ever written, essential for each and every child and grown-up. Oobleck is Seuss's greatest invention.Published 1 month ago by Priscilla A. Meyer
I liked this book because when the captain ate the oobleck when he tried talk only green bubbles came out.Published 1 month ago by N. Pegman
I loved it, it was very creative. My favorite part was the musician s coming up the secret staircase.