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
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 5 days 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 5 days ago by N. Pegman
I loved it, it was very creative. My favorite part was the musician s coming up the secret staircase.
We made the Oobleck after we read this book to our grandchildren, what fun!Published 1 month ago by Jack Sanders
A classic! Even more relevant today than they day it was written.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Great book for teaching about the properties of luquid and solids. Oobleck is easy to make.Published 1 month ago by ms a
Arrived early and in great condition. This was an interesting and fun book especially if you make some oobleck to go along with it.Published 1 month ago by karen Zilkie- Nana