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Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection (Cat in the Hat / One Fish Two Fish / Green Eggs and Ham / Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks) Hardcover – Box set, September 22, 2009
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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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What amazes me is how great they are for a child starting to read.
Happy Birthday, according to the Guinness Book of Records is the most sung song in the world. Happy Birthday contains 16 words, of which only two are not repeated many times. In fact it has only six unique words. Part of the ease of understanding comes with repetition.
Green Eggs and Ham has about 60 unique words and 500 to 600 words overall, very cleverly done, and outstanding for a child learning to read, with entertaining color illustrations on each page, great rhyme, repetition and variation and parallel structure, even reversal.
Here is an example with parallel structure and rhyme:
So I will eat them in a box
And " " " " with a fox.
" " " " " in a house.
" " " " " with a mouse.
" " " " " here and there.
" " " " " anywhere.
Say! I will eat them ANYWHERE.
Now see if you can sing these words to the tune of Happy Birthday. I think you will find the meter is similar. It's quite ingenious. And I think Green Eggs and Ham will encourage a child to try new things.
And a reversal pattern:
I am Sam. Sam I am.
Hop on Pop is a great first book for a child to make rhyme associations through, very entertaining and for a beginner.
Fox in Socks is full of tongue twisters.
One fish two fish red fish blue fish. Notice the repetition through parallel structure.Read more ›
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Got them for our Grandchildren nothing better for them than sit and readPublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great memories for me as a adult. Now my granddaughter will have memories to share with her children and grandchildren.Published 2 days ago by Elaine Karadi
My big kid (6 year old) and little kid (18 months) love these books. My husband and I enjoy reading them to the children. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Brittany Clark
This was a donation to the Xmas drive for low-income families with children. I still remember my introduction to Dr. Seuss and figured I couldn't go wrong.Published 4 days ago by Cheryl57
You can't go wrong with Dr. Seuss classics. Great for children to start reading.Published 8 days ago by Allison Wallace