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The Day I Met Dr. Seuss [Kindle Edition]

Anne Emerick
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Have you ever read a Dr. Seuss book and wondered, "How'd he think THAT up?"


The Day I Met Dr. Seuss tells the rhyming tale of Annie G. Magee, a young girl who wants to meet Dr. Seuss and find out what makes him so unique. Not content to simply write to Dr. Seuss, Annie travels to his house, summons her courage and knocks upon the door. Dr. Seuss is not at home, but Annie isn't ready to give up yet! Discover the length of Annie's curiousity and determination and whether she meets with success.

While the events in the story never occurred, they could have.


The facts about Theodor Seuss Geisel are historically accurate and highlighted in the book's postscript. This story was one of the first Anne Emerick ever wrote and in 1990 she sent a copy to Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) to be sure the story would not offend him in any way. He replied that it did not. The Day I Met Dr. Seuss includes an author's note with the story behind the book's publication, a tale that should encourage any unpublished author with a string of rejection letters.

A peek at how the story begins...

Because Amazon's Look Inside Feature is only displaying the Introduction, we include a bit of the story here.

For years I had read of the Cat in the Hat
And Horton the Elephant, who faithfully sat.
Then one day reading Seuss just wasn't enough,
I wanted to know how Seuss thought up this stuff.
I wanted to know what went on in his head.
So I wrote him a letter. Here's what it said:

"Dear Dr. Seuss,

What makes you, you?
What makes you think the thoughts that you do?
Is there a secret that helps you to see
An elephant sitting alone in a tree?
It might be a secret you don't want to be found,
And so when reporters come sneaking around,
You hide your great Seussian secret away.
You greet them politely and always you say,
"I'm really quite normal, quite normal, you see.
Yes I am Dr. Seuss and who might you be?"
The claim that you're normal. Come on now, let's face it.
You haven't a fact upon which to base it.
You constantly rhyme. Is your flair for phonetic
Something acquired? Or is it genetic?
You say that you're normal, but I disagree.
Please tell me your secret. It'll be safe with me.

And I signed it,

"Sincerely,
Annie G. Magee"

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"This ebook is a fun, quick read, that captures the rhyming cadences of Dr. Seuss. It would make a great read-aloud for any age or grade level"

"Emerick also includes a great deal of factual information about Dr. Seuss at the end of the story. This is a valuable addition to the book, and will be very useful for teachers and parents who want to use this story to introduce one of our great writers to their children."


Product Details

  • File Size: 320 KB
  • Print Length: 22 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009887EU4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #387,140 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It rhymed! It did! Five stars is my bid! December 3, 2012
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I wasn't sure what I would think about this book at first. In some ways my inner child was screaming "you can't make a book about Dr.Seuss and make it rhyme like a Dr.Seuss book and then make it your own. Hate admitting when I'm wrong but this time I was. This book is well written and entertaining and fun to read. Much like the featured author in this book, the story has a plot and although it rhymes from beginning to end, it never gets boring. I loved the forward the author put in this book as it was humble and honest and gave you a real sense of how much she cared about this work. Everyone in Whoville should be proud of this work that honors this fine creator of fiction. Loved it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My child within is clapping November 29, 2012
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What a delightful read - and I'm a granny, reading it to myself. My grand-daughter has that joy ahead of her.
I believe Dr. Seuss would feel proud and grateful for this worthy tribute to him and his unique style. I doubt anyone could capture his original brand of humour, but Anne has mimicked his style admirably, whilst offering a fascinating storyline for the reader to follow.
I love her postscript about those 'who work hard at what they do best . . . just everyday people who accomplished some feat'. Anne certainly has worked hard - and accomplished an entertaining and creative children's storybook.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A new Seuss book...finally... September 13, 2012
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Surely we lost a lot with the passing of Dr. Seuss...now, in this endearing new work, Seuss returns through the eyes of author Anne Emerick and "Annie G. Magee." Emerick gives voice to the childhood need in all of us to talk to our idols and heroes and, more notably, lets that hero talk back to remind us that heroes are really just like us- with an extra dose of effort. Now, in addition to teaching millions of children to read, Seuss--with some significant help from Anne Emerick--is a vehicle for encouraging young writers...and the pair even send readers/writers out of the book with a new topic for a story of their own.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just like Seuss, I love rhyming words! June 20, 2014
By Angel
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This book was great! I wanted more! I love how it all rhymed. It was descriptive. I was able to picture it in my mind as I was reading. Thank you for sharing it! I love Dr. Seuss. It is my theme in my kindergarten classroom! If it is not Seuss it isn't allowed in my room! The kids love his books. They truly help children learn to read and learn to love reading. I will read this book to my kids this upcoming school year when we do rhyming words! Hope there will be a part two. Maybe it could be about adventures while spending the day with the good doctor! :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Day I Met Dr. Seuss September 24, 2012
By Shari
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This is a great story. I read this book to my 4 year old and after we were done he said, "I love this book! Can we read it again?"
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Day I Met Dr. Seuss September 14, 2012
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To meet Dr. Seuss himself is surely every budding young writer's fantasy -- a dream come true here described in charming Seussian rhyme. This delightful fictional tale is written with the innocence of youth but with a healthy amount of reality mixed in. An amusing story, it keeps up its good pace throughout. I predict readers will enjoy every page.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Meeting Dr. Suess is a very cute story... September 11, 2012
By V011
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I really enjoyed this book. It's a fun read for both children and adults. I wouldn't call it a "page turner" in the way an adult action adventure book is, but I definitely enjoyed reading it to my young nieces and looked forward to each new page, which is something I can't say about all of the books I've read to them. It's really nice to not only share those special moments with my nieces, but it's also great to enjoy what you are reading to them! I really liked the section where the author states which parts actually happened. Looking forward to more stories from this author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Day I Met Dr. Seuss September 11, 2012
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I really enjoyed this story. The rhythm and rhyme reminded me of a Seuss book. It is about a young girl who travels far to meet Dr. Seuss in person to learn just what his secret is. There are no pictures aside from the cover. I didn't find any spelling or grammatical errors and it was well written. It is a fictional book but at the end the author tells us which parts were really true. I thought that was a nice addition.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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Published 1 month ago by Rebecca S. Brauer
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It!
Dr. Seuss was a fabulous writer. This author has written a story whose main character, a little girl wonders what makes Dr. Seuss special. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sandra K. Stiles
5.0 out of 5 stars this book is amazing
This book is amazing I can say no more. The words of this story soar right through the floor float through the windows and glide through the door
Published 2 months ago by Feargall M Kenny
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
This was a great story and written in rhyme. I'll read it again, probably a few times.
I did not want this to end. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Robin
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read
I liked this book because it has true facts about Dr. Seuss, letters between the two and fun rhymes. I hope you enjoy this book because I did.
Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars boring and poorly written
Poorly written with weak plot...some Kidd daydream about meeting someone special turned into a story that drags along as if a kid wrote it.
Published 2 months ago by Amber Burrell
3.0 out of 5 stars very cute
The perfect book to read for the kids who love Dr. Seuss booklets. A way to conclude the class who want to meet a famous author.
Published 5 months ago by Aurora
4.0 out of 5 stars For the love of Dr Seuss
The author's love and fascination with the work of Dr Seuss shines through in this charming story. I love Dr Seuss books too and was surprised to see how much the style of his... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Wendy Unsworth
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute. Memorable. Informative.
Very cute story. I was pleased with its rhymes and message. Read it to my little one (who enjoyed it) and even learned a few things myself. Highly recommended.
Published 6 months ago by Alf Mason
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring
I wanted to like this book since I love Dr. Seuss and his style, but I just found the whole thing quite forced. While there was some good info. Read more
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More About the Author

First, I am going to write this "author biography" in the first person, because I (Anne Emerick) am, after all, writing it.

So who am I? Someone who has always loved books. I love the connections that books make, whether it is reading them aloud with family or silently reading words that I could never say, but now know someone else feels too. The pictures I've posted include evidence of my life-long love affair with books.

Other facts you may observe looking at my pictures:
- I've never been a snappy dresser.
- I should probably consider hiring an interior decorator.
- I always want to make other people laugh and myself smile.

Do you see my bad hair day photo? I had just been battling with our lawn mower which refused to start. I came inside, hot, sweaty and aggravated. John had just opened a new Polaroid-style camera. "Smile," he said. I complied, but thought, "Oh this is going to be a great photo." I actually ended up loving the photo because I think it proves that a good smile trumps a bad hair day (and a lot else).

Facts you can't tell from my pictures (in no particular order):
- I'm a messy person, very organizationally challenged. Living with me a neat freak would.... well, freak!
- I love dogs. We have three - two Labrador Retrievers and one Cocker Spaniel.
- I have mostly earned my living as a computer programmer, a field known for being filled with wild, life-of-the-party personalities.
- I have run a 5K in under 20 minutes, but it was a very long time ago.
- I am happily married with two kids. Oh, wait, can I count my daughter-in-law? Then we're at three.

Okay, enough about me. If you like my books enough that you want to tell me about it, you can email me at Anne at AboonBooks dot com. I hope to hear from you. If I'm slow to respond, just remember 'organizationally challenged.'

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