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Dr. Seuss's ABC [Kindle Edition]

Dr. Seuss
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (170 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Arguably the most entertaining alphabet book ever written, this classic Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss is perfect for children learning their ABCs. Featuring a fantastic cast of zany characters — from Aunt Annie’s alligator to the Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz, with a lazy lion licking a lollipop and an ostrich oiling an orange owl — Dr. Seuss’s ABC is a must-have for every young child’s library.
Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

Editorial Reviews


Dr. Seuss ignites a child's imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses.
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Illus. in color. "An alphabet book with zany drawings and nonsensical verse provides an entertaining way for small children to learn the letters and their sounds."--Booklist.  

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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun for Kids and Adults alike November 16, 2002
Dr. Seuss takes his wild imagination and fun and turns it into one of the better alphabet books for kids. Every letter includes several appropriate items. They can range from the ordinary, left leg for "L", to the humorous. My family can still tell you exactly what begins with "Q", and we haven't reread this book in at least 15 years.
Parents tired of the standard "A" is for apple, "B" if for ball book will find a breath of fresh air here, too. They'll be laughing at some of the sentences and enjoying the meter used throughout.
This book bills itself as an "I Can Read" book. I hesitate slightly only because Dr. Seuss does throw a few of his trademark unusual characters into the mix. A parent will need to be close by to help their child sound out the harder words.
Dr. Seuss was a master at making picture books fun for all ages. This is a classic example parents will enjoy reading time and time again, even if their kids ask for it every night.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars X is very useful if your name is Nixie Knox... February 14, 2008
Dr. Seuss's ABC Beginner Book is perhaps the best way I know to introduce your child to the alphabet. There's a lot of fun for young children in this book; the illustrations are wonderful and the use of the letters in making new words for children is excellent. It truly reflects well on Dr. Seuss that he wrote such a fine book for young child just beginning to learn how to read.

This book introduces young children to the alphabet by first showing them the letters of the alphabet in both upper case and lower case forms; and then (usually on the next page) the child sees a thing or a creature with a name that starts with the letter being introduced. This book also asks questions to make children think. For example, the book at one point asks "What begins with (the letter) B?" The answers in the book use as many words beginning with that letter as possible; and I think that's very good.

The book also encourages young children to go ahead and learn more with a sprinkling of pats on the back like "Hooray! Hooray!" This is a very good strategy.

The hardcover of the book is strong enough to resist any accidental damage your young child may want to do to it; and the quality of the paper is excellent.

Overall, Dr. Seuss's ABC is a fine book that remains one of the best ways for children to learn the alphabet even all these years later after it was first written and published. I highly recommend this book for children just beginning to learn the alphabet.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful May 18, 2004
I had this book as a kid, and never forgot "X is very useful if your name is Nixie Knox. It also comes in handy for spelling ax and extra fox." I bought for my two-year-olds a couple of months ago, and they love it. It seems to be making an impression, too; last week I found that Arthur was able to recognize some of the letters in his name. And they're *constantly* quoting "Camel on the ceiling". :-)
Do not bother with the board book edition, though; it's been butchered. They've expunged Nixie Knox, for one thing.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, great tape, but not together April 13, 2000
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The book is wonderful, by itself. The tape is fun, especially the music, but the speed and page turns are fast. My kindergarten group had a hard time keeping up, but they really enjoyed the tape. I would recommend using them separately at the 5-6 year old stage.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is to be sung July 28, 2003
One of many alphabet books. But this one has the whimsical rhymes and drawings of Dr. Seuss. Just remember that the book is better when sung. Yes, that's right, sing the book. Just sing it to the tune of the ABC song (also the same tune as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and Baa Baa Black Sheep).
The rhymes, the singing, the pictures, all come together to make this a wonderful book, one that really helped my daughter learn the alphabet.
With this book and Sandra Boyntons ABC book (Aardvark admiring, Beavers ballooning, Cats cleaning, etc.), learning the alphabet will be fun fun fun.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr. Suess was a genius! June 8, 2005
My son is 27 months old with a severe speech delay and without any true words. I don't know what it is about this book but he loves it and is so verbal when we read it. It is his favorite out of many books. We read it twice almost every night. He screams with glee at the mere sight of it. He actually sounds out the letters as we turn to each new page. He points to the bubbles, doughnuts and neckties for counting even though he cannot count yet but likes when I do. He does "nice" on my hair when we get to the "mighty nice mice". He quacks like a duck for the Quaking Quacker-oo. He "roars" when he sees the Red Rhinoceros and Yellow Yak. Each page is excitement to him even though we have read it countless times. He also has the board book (which is slightly different) and I let him play with that one so as not to ruin this one. I highly recommend this book.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr. Seuss' ABC August 29, 2001
We are an international family, meaning that my wife is Japanese, I'm am American, and our daughter is both. We live in Japan, and hence the language our daughter hears the majority of the time is Japanese, which had me worried about her future English ability. This book as done much a lay those fears to rest. The pictures are fun, the sound or word patterns are nice to repeat, and easy to remember, which makes this a wonderful book for a 2 year old. On top of the fun aspect, she was able to recognize many of the letters after reading the book with me only a couple of times. This is a fun way to teach small children the alphabet and letter sounds, although the reader (me) did have to practice several of the pages before a smooth reading was possible, this entertained my daughter to no end!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Perfect for age 4 and up kinda advanced for three and under.
Published 5 hours ago by jenny
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
What else can be said -- children are captivated by it.
Published 2 days ago by Dolores M. Zadjeika
5.0 out of 5 stars Daughter loves this
My 18 month old is obsessed with this book. I read it about half a dozen times a day. I hide it because I'm sick of it. DO NOT get to board book version. Read more
Published 4 days ago by R. Young
5.0 out of 5 stars cute little book!
Cute little book! My grandson loves it!!
Published 12 days ago by KaylaMitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars Little One Loves It
I read to my almost toddler daughter daily. Sometimes, she can't be bothered but when it comes to this book, she's all ears. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Kimaloo
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book
Love this book.
I read it to my 2-year-old niece.
It seems that she likes it.
Funny pictures and interesting language.
Published 16 days ago by Phoe nix
4.0 out of 5 stars Be FREE with this board book, sound off, have fun!
The parent/reader has to keep in mind that the words used for this ABC book are meant for tickling the ear. Some are not real words. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Rob Natiuk
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Another brightly colored highly attention getting addition to our collection!
Published 20 days ago by Mary Ellen Camp
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This was a gift for my grandson. You can't go wrong with Dr. Seuss.
Published 22 days ago by Patricia
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love Dr Seuss
Published 27 days ago by C. Vachon
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"A person's a person, no matter how small," Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, would say. "Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and delighted."

Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped millions of kids learn to read.

Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 2, 1904. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1925, he went to Oxford University, intending to acquire a doctorate in literature. At Oxford, Geisel met Helen Palmer, whom he wed in 1927. Upon his return to America later that year, Geisel published cartoons and humorous articles for Judge, the leading humor magazine in America at that time. His cartoons also appeared in major magazines such as Life, Vanity Fair, and Liberty. Geisel gained national exposure when he won an advertising contract for an insecticide called Flit. He coined the phrase, "Quick, Henry, the Flit!" which became a popular expression.

Geisel published his first children's book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, in 1937, after 27 publishers rejected it.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, an Academy Award, three Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and three Caldecott Honors, Geisel wrote and illustrated 44 books. While Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading.

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