Great Day for Up! Library Binding – Sep 12 1974
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'Dr. Seuss ignites a child's imagination with his mischevious characters and zany verses.' The Express "Classic timeless appeal, presented in a new toddler friendly format" Junior "[Dr.Seuss] has...instilled a lifelong love of books, learning and reading [in children]" The Telegraph "You really can't go wrong with Dr.Seuss" BBC Parenting "The magic of Dr.Seuss, with hilarious rhymes, belongs on the family bookshelf" Sunday Times Magazine "It's hard to believe they've been going for a century, Dr. Seuss' magic is timeless" Father's Quarterly --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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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. Dr. Seuss's never-before-seen picture book What Pet Should I Get? will be published on July 28, 2015. The rediscovered book captures a classic childhood moment—the selection of a pet—and uses it to illustrate a life-lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but that sometimes you just have to do it!
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"Up! Up! The sun is getting up.
The sun gets up
so UP with you!"
Thus, this book begins. You can see that Dr. Seuss has already connected the idea of the sun rising above the horizon in the east with your rising from your bed. The book goes on to explore all the things that can rise. These includes ears on a rabbit, hands, whiskers, and eyes.
Once he goes into eyes, he then points out that many living creatures have eyes (including worms, frogs, butterflies, whales, and insects).
Then, Dr. Seuss returns to "up" and gives new meanings. These include taking something from a lower position to a higher one (like putting your feet up by walking on your hands), throwing things into the air (like balls), guiding things into the air (like kites), climbing (like going up a mountain -- Mt. Dill-ma-dilts in this case), and building mechanisms that can go up (like an elevator or a ferris wheel).
Then, he returns ingeniously to the original concept of arising from bed:
"Wake ever person,
pig and pup,
on Earth is up!"
Then comes the surprise ending that will keep you and your child chuckling for years.
At first, you may just think the ending is there simply for humor, but it actually extends your child's understanding of what saying "up" means in terms of cause and effect.Read more ›
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Ya, ya, ya so this book teaches about the meanings of the word "up". But, to me that takes a backseat to the fun rhythm and rhymes that make a child WANT to be able to read the... Read morePublished on March 20 2004 by Rachel
I think this book was a good book. I would recamend it to everyone. it was a fun book. it was a favorite of mine.Published on Dec 8 2002
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