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Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book [Hardcover]

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Aug. 12 1962 Classic Seuss

Celebrate sleep with Dr. Seuss’s classic rhyming good-night picture book. Van Vleck, a very small bug, is getting sleepy, and his yawn—contagious as yawns are—sets off a chain reaction, making all those around him feel sleepy, too! With typically Seussian nods to alarm clocks, sleepwalking, and snoring, this charming ode to bedtime will lull listeners (and readers) toward dreamland. Zzzzzzzzzz.

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A Chunky Book® with an added surprise--a punch-out piece to play with.

Everyone loves Dr. Seuss!

A true original, he wrote and illustrated over 50 classic children's books with total sales of more than 100 million copies. For children of all ages.

About the Author

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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The news Just came in From the Country of Keck That a very small bug By the name of Van Vleck Is yawning so wide You can look down his neck. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars Some kind of weird voodoo magic April 5 2004
By A Customer
Dr Seuss' Sleep Book is amazing. I picked up a copy when my oldest child was about two years old, and it has always held her attention until she drifted off to sleep. My daughter is six now and, along with her two younger siblings, still loves this book.
Our favorite character is Snorter McPhail. The kids say he reminds them of their father... while I agree that he does bear a resemblance to my husband, I think I just like the concept of Snorter wearing a large bucket on his head, conducting a snoring orchestra - the "snore-a-snort band" - in a cave way out of town, all while he is asleep.
This book has some kind of weird voodoo magic that really does put kids (and sometimes grownups) to sleep. In the years that I've been reading the story to my children, they have almost never made it through the entire book before drifting off, and the few times they have made it through awake, they're extremely drowsy by the end. Dr. Seuss' Sleep Book has been read so often that the binding is starting to come loose, but we'll just keep reading it until it falls apart, then buy another copy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cute Bedtime Story Feb. 4 2014
By RossA
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Never heard of this book before so I bought it for me and my little girl to read before bed. It is so silly and cute. She loves it and I enjoy reading it to her.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book, 50th Anniversary Edition Jan. 5 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
for a 50th anniversary edition I was really disappointed. I truly thought it would include a special bookmark or bookends commemorating the 50th anniversary. the book itself is okay but it sure wasn't worth what I paid for it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can it get any better? April 14 2003
I have not read all the Seuss books yet, but this book is a huge classic for me.
Each page is another world to enter into and dream about.
There is almost no plot, just one crazy, engrossing scene after another.
Not a great read-to book because your kid misses the visuals - but an amazing read-with book.
I have just read the copy from my youth, 30+ yrs ago, alongside my 3 and 5 yr old girls (in bed, as the book tells us to do) and they did not fidget once.
'Sleep' reminds me of the excellent 'Starbright' books that put images and scenes into the child's imagination. Those books are word only, this is basically pictures.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A family tradition.... Nov. 7 2009
I started reading this book to my litle brother in the late 60's, then to my own daughters in the late 70's. I still have that copy that my daughters "bathed" (so no more cover) but I have since bought myself a new copy (for reading to visiting children), and a copy for each of my daughters when they had their babies. I have most of it memorized after all these years and love it dearly - no other children's book has made such an impression on me (well, "Free to Be You and Me" was close) or had the staying power over the decades. The book is brilliant in its use of increasingly dark backgrounds as the story progresses and it's impossible not to find yourself yawning by the end! I've read a lot of Dr. Seuss books but this is my favourite, no question.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Yawn is quite catching, you see, like a cough. Feb. 9 2003
This is a fun bedtime book, starting with a little bug who yawns so wide you can look down his neck, and showing the yawn spreading throughout the land, and then everyone getting ready for bed and going to sleep, and other related sleepy trivia. The rythm is sleep, and yawn inducing. I honestly can't get through this book without yawning about every page. But, since a yawn is catching, my little ones are soon yawning so wide you can look down thier necks!
This is an excellent book to have as a part of your sleepytime routine for your child. Dr. Seuss certainly had a gift for silly, poetic stories which children all seem to love.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Works everytime for my little insomniac! Oct. 18 2002
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I was never exposed to Dr Seuss as a child, so I want to start a collection with my one year old girl. I ran across The Sleep Book in the library. I usually have to read her at least 3 "sleep" books (among other rituals) before she even begins to feel drowsy. I only need to read halfway through the Sleep Book before she's out for the count. Even though she doesn't understand the words, she understands the rhythm that is so sleep inducing. I like to help the process by starting slow and quiet until I'm whispering as the characters are all asleep. I had to return the book so I desperately need to buy one to keep... ASAP!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz................ Sept. 20 2002
Shake myself awake again to tell my sleepy view... of Dr. Seuss's "Sleep Book," a childhood favorite that has survived all the insomniac years of growing up and turning a bit more vintage. So many of my childhood books have vanished somewhere along that winding time-route... somewhere on those many travels and address changes, moved from one previous life to another former life to another life begun today. Lost, but for this one. And when a family pet took a toothy chomp along the binding, no matter, I had to buy another. Children's book? Ah, for the child in all of us! For we all sleep, and we all dream. The first stretchy yawn is as delicious as the final one, and the overall feel of this Seussian masterpiece is cozy, and warm, and comforting. I remember well my fascination with the unique characters as a child, with all their quirky sleep routines. I found them fully as endearing when reading the book, over and over again, to my own children. With anticipation of grandchildren looming somewhere within the next decade... I look forward to sharing these cozy yawns with yet another generation. The book is a timeless classic.
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