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Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book [Hardcover]

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Aug. 12 1962 Classic Seuss
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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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.

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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
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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 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 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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5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely mesmerizing May 29 2001
This is possibly the best of Dr. Seuss. It was my favorite as a child, and it is my favorite today.
Many of Seuss' books focus on characters and stories (Cat in the Hat), or on his delightful wordplay (Green Eggs and Ham, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish). The Sleep Book focuses instead on almost pure imagination.
Because of this, it may not have quite the marketing potential of his other books. There is no mascot, no catch-phrase. You won't find a Sleep Book t-shirt or plush toy.
What you will find here are lavish illustrations - huge surreal landscapes with impossible creatures sleeping in every available nook and cranny. You will find an exploration of an entire world of creatures as each prepares for the night in its own unique way.
You will also find creatures who are not quite perfect little sleepers. If your child is a sleepwalker, a sleeptalker, or a snorer, they will find creatures who do this every night as a sport. With this simple elegant device, Dr. Seuss manages to comfort children who may have these difficulties in his delightfully subtle fashion.
I know of no other book that is quite so good at putting a noisy mind to rest. Maybe Goodnight Moon. Maybe.
Every creature that sleeps should own this book.
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By Donald Mitchell #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
This book is the next best thing to a ride in the car to help your youngster get to sleep. Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book will also provide lots of relaxing evening reads . . . that will leave you in a good mood for a restful night, as well.
Many people report having trouble getting to sleep throughout their entire lives. Sleep experts advise creating new behaviors that enourage drowsiness. Avoid caffeine. Put the lights on low. Have some quiet music. Avoid activities in bed other than sleeping (I've always wondered about that one, too, for the parents). Keep a regular schedule. Have some hot milk.
So Dr. Seuss right away changes the rules. "This Book is to be Read in Bed."
You will immediately meet a "very small bug . . . Van Vleck
is yawning so wide
you can look down his neck."
Now a yawn is catching. In fact, I'm yawning as I type this section.
Before I knew about this book, one of my favorite methods of helping our youngsters settle down was to go into their room to read a story while yawning uncontrollably. They could seldom resist yawning themselves for longer than two minutes. Pretty soon the eye lids were heavy. Dr. Seuss gives you some additional hypnotic suggestions to help with this process, so you'll soon be a sleep-inducing magician.
"The yawn of that one little bug is still spreading!"
"And people are gradually starting to say,
'I feel rather drowsy. I've had quite a day.'"
"Creatures are starting to think about rest.
Two Biffer-Baum Birds are now building their nest."
"Sleepy thoughts are spreading throughout the whole land.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cute Bedtime Story
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.
Published 7 months ago by RossA
2.0 out of 5 stars Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book, 50th Anniversary Edition
for a 50th anniversary edition I was really disappointed. I truly thought it would include a special bookmark or bookends commemorating the 50th anniversary. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Barb Kitchener
5.0 out of 5 stars A family tradition....
I started reading this book to my litle brother in the late 60's, then to my own daughters in the late 70's. Read more
Published on Nov. 7 2009 by Dianne Paron
5.0 out of 5 stars A Yawn is quite catching, you see, like a cough.
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... Read more
Published on Feb. 9 2003 by Rachel E. Watkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Works everytime for my little insomniac!
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. Read more
Published on Oct. 18 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderland for the mind of a child
This delightful book is a must for all young children and parents.
Filled with wonderful characters and wonderful stories, starting with the news that 'Has just come in from... Read more
Published on Aug. 20 2002 by Gary Selikow
5.0 out of 5 stars It worked for my 2-year old!
My two year old son loves Dr. Suess. We were having trouble getting him to wind down and get to sleep on his own at night (and naps). Read more
Published on July 28 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars The Very Best Seuss
This is by far the best book that Dr. Seuss evey wrote. However, it is not for very young children. The book is long and there are a lot of words to read. Read more
Published on May 29 2002
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the best Seuss book for babies
Honest, I love Dr. Seuss. However, I was very disappointed with this particular book. I was searching for a good rythmic book to read to my newborn. Read more
Published on March 27 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest childrens books ever...
Everyone has heard of The Cat in the Hat, but I can't believe that so few people have been lucky enough to experience Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book. Read more
Published on Jan. 11 2002 by K.D.
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