Oh, Say Can You Say? and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $8.99
  • Save: $0.90 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Acceptable | Details
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Fast Shipping - Safe and Secure Bubble Mailer!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Oh, Say Can You Say? Hardcover – October 12, 1979


See all 19 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$8.09
$3.24 $0.01
Audio CD
"Please retry"
$9.79
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"
100%20Children%27s%20Books%20to%20Read%20in%20a%20Lifetime

Frequently Bought Together

Oh, Say Can You Say? + Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! + One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (I Can Read It All by Myself)
Price for all three: $21.25

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Random House; First Edition edition (October 12, 1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394842553
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394842554
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.8 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,569 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Caution: for advanced storytellers only! The tongue twisters in this book will have your children laughing for hours--and that laughter just might be directed at you! Mixing genuine words with classic Seuss vocabulary, Oh Say Can You Say gets trickier with every page. You'll start off easy with this cautionary limerick:
Said a book-reading parrot named Hooey, "The words in this book are all phooey. When you join them your lips will make slips and back flips, and your tongue may end up in Saint Looey!"
Don't say he didn't warn you. For a truly inspired family gigglefest, this is the top of the charts. (Preschool to early reader) --Jill Lightner

Review

"Dr Seuss ingites a child's imagination with his mischevious characters and zany verses." The Express --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

More About the Author

"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.

Amazon Author Rankbeta 

(What's this?)
#41 Overall (See top 100 authors)
#41 in Books
#41 in Books

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
52
4 star
6
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
1
See all 59 customer reviews
Great, fun book for adults to read to little ones.
Lwarren
This book was one of my husbands favorites when he was growing up, and now that we are expecting a child he wanted our son to have the same experience.
A. Csipkes
If you like Dr. Seuss, especially Fox in Socks or tongue twisters in general, you'll love this.
M. Olson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Mazza HALL OF FAME on March 17, 2002
Format: Hardcover
"Oh Say Can You Say?" is a collection of tongue twisters from the fertile pen of the great Dr. Seuss. Each twister is accompanied by Seuss's characteristically whimsical illustrations. The collection is introduced by a frazzled-looking parrot named Hooey.
"Oh Say" contains Seussian imaginary creatures (the Schnak, the Grox, etc.) and silly characters ("a musical urchin named Gretchen von Schwinn," the acrobatic Fuddnuddler brothers, etc.). Along the way are such tongue-torturing phrases as "Skipper Zipp's Clipper Ship Chip Chop Shop." The colorful illustrations, as one might expect from Seuss, are bursting with surreal energy. Overall, a lot of fun, especially if you love rhyme and alliteration.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By csm TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 26, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This is a really fun book to read. However, you REALLY have to pay attention to the words or you will mess them up. If you love tongue twisters, this is the book for you. It also is great for young readers, but they may become frustrated with some of the words. It's fun for little ones to listen to and to see how fast you can say these phrases. When you hear "faster, faster," well, you know you're encouraging reading in your child. A very fun book - I recommend it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By KatiesMom on April 27, 2000
Format: Hardcover
The first time my husband read this book to our daughter, we both split a gut! Then I tried, of course I was a little better :). Oh my goodness....the giggles from a 2 year old are fabulous. Now that she's three - it's even better. And when her conservative Pop-pop reads this book to her the laughs from the WHOLE family can wake up the neighbors! Lots of fun....GREAT book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 7, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This book is an endless source of amusement. My son enjoys listening to this book, especially the part "and speaking of christmas. Here are some great gifts to give to your daddy". I have changed the name from Jim to Tim (that's his dad's name), my son just shreaks with laughter at this part of the book. Me, I just love it. I never read this book the same way twice. It is a good way to build vocabulary (adults and children).
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 16, 2003
Format: Hardcover
its a rhymeing book good for all ages and fun to read. It will leave you with a smile on your face wondering how he did it again. Dr. Seuss is a great author and shows you why once again in this book....
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mao Tsao on February 19, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This was an absolutely wonderful book. I would recomend this book to anyone interested in reading a book that doesn't take long to read, and that is just a whole lot of fun. Dr. Seuss uses the sounds of words to make delightful, and humorous rhymes. I also love this book, because the humor,(unlike most of the reading materials today), is not offensive. This book is just one laugh after another. Kids will enjoy reading this book, because it is interesting, and engaging. Also, this book doesn't stay on one topic for too long, and for that reason, this book caters to young attention spans. All in all, it was a good book
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. Csipkes on September 15, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book was one of my husbands favorites when he was growing up, and now that we are expecting a child he wanted our son to have the same experience. He was so excited when it arrived that he read it to me as a bedtime story. The riddles start out easy, but by the end of the book your tongue is so twisted it's hard to say anything!! It's a lot of fun and we really look forward to hearing our son try to say these riddles when he learns to speak.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 18, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I thought this was a really good book. I liked all the tounge twister. I could Hardly say most of them fast. I think this would be a harder book for younger children.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?