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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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THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL—aka Dr. Seuss—is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss’s long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot’s Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.
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But, what a major disappointment. The thin, cheap paper ruins the entire experience. When you can see through the page to the drawing on the reverse, the easily-distracted three year old is just...distracted.
I feel like these are overpriced for the quality.
The stories, the illustrations, are all the same beloved ones from my childhood, but the cutting of corners on paper and binding quality are upsetting. There's no way this set will last through one grandchild, much less two.
For shame. I feel like Dr. Seuss himself would be ashamed to have his name on these.
I've just opened a couple of them at random and taken pics to show you the bleed-through of the images and words on the reverse side of the page. It didn't matter which books I chose, all are this way. And I took these pics under lamplight. The effect is ever so much worse in daylight.
There are five separate hardcovers books in this collection, and they come protected in a fitted cardboard sleeve. Each book is one complete story, with funny characters, unusual adventuresome plots, and all have happy endings. The stories are all illustrated and the font is large and easy to read, the tongue twisters are catchy and fun and the plot of the stories move at a smooth and easy pace.
These stories and pictures capture a toddler’s attention, and they listen without any restless squirming. When my son was at that very young age he always requested that I read the same story ‘again’.
He kept his full collection and now that he has two young children of his own, both he and my daughter-in-law read them to their children as part of their bedtime ritual. Since all these stories are fun and amusing, and without any scary portions, they make the perfect transition from sleepy wakefulness to a peaceful sleep.
However, I bought this starter set for my niece who has one-year old twins. My niece and her husband live in a small apartment with very limited space and with all the toys received from both families, and all the relatives and friends they have run out of room. Therefore if everyone would just send the children a birthday card and come for a visit that would suffice for their birthday. Unfortunately, I live over 3,000 miles away and therefore a ‘drop-over’ for a visit is not possible for me. Therefore, I felt compelled to send something more than just birthday cards, and sent this set of books as well.
Both her and her husband loved this gift. Books take up a minimum of space, and since she is an avid reader she has ‘story-time’ with her children twice a day, afternoons and at bedtime, and furthermore she enjoyed the Dr. Seuss books from when she was toddler and never grew tired of his stories, even as she grew older.
This is an ideal and universal gift for all children. No matter our age, these books are entertaining, and interesting for adults to read out loud with humorous tongue twisters, and sure to delight all girls and boys. This is a sensational start to introduce the joy of reading, and a perfect start for any child’s book collection.
Firstly, this book isn't very colourful. I must admit it doesn't sound right to judge a book by its colours but when it comes to young readers and as we start very early with our kids nowadays I always felt colour and illustrations play a vital role in children's books..
Secondly I didn't quite like the paper quality of these books.
Thirdly the story itself. I suppose It is a child's book, indulging in a broad spectrum of imagination. The cat in a hat comes to visit while the children's parents are not at home. Their pet fish in a bowl warns them not to let him in or let him stay and he does anyway. He balances on a ball and performs tricks.
This is a book set. A few books in this set. After reading it a few times, I must say the story grows on you. I liked the book with the tongue twisters from the start. It was funny reading it out loud. Even my kids had a good laugh!
In the end I would say I like these books. The stories grow on you and you begun to see why people love Dr.Suess and his books!
I would recommend to anyone that's in love with kids to buy these and help instill a love of books and learning, the best of all gifts