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  • Library Binding: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Book Club edition (Sept. 12 1974)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394929136
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394929132
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 0.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,754,295 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.


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By Donald Mitchell #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on Feb. 24 2001
Format: Hardcover
Children are normally confused by the multiplicity of meanings that a simple word can have when they start reading. Dr. Seuss has written a book here to can allow you to help your child understand that problem by looking at what "up" can mean in different contexts. The beautiful watercolor and inked outline illustrations by Quentin Blake provide great context for these meanings.
"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,
till EVERYONE
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.
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By A Customer on Oct. 13 1998
Format: Hardcover
An understated, masterful progression building steadily from the simple to the complex, finally culimating in a classic punch-line. The draw of this book is so great that even though my three children have, almost, outgrown it, while browsing for more "mature" titles, I just had to see if it was available since our copy is in such a tattered condition that it will never survive the next generation of children to hopefully invade my home. Though more than 15 years have past since I last read this book to a toddler, so lingering and delightful is the text that I find I can still recite the story verbatim- when requested by one of my cool teenagers! And as always, "Dr. Suess's" illustrations only add to the pleasure. Having children is a wonderful excuse to enjoy such juvenile masterpieces!
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By A Customer on Oct. 8 1998
Format: Library Binding
An understated, masterful progression building steadily from the simple to the complex, finally culimating in a classic punch-line. The draw of this book is so great that even though my three children have, almost, outgrown it, while browsing for more "mature" titles, I just had to see if it was available since our copy is in such a tattered state that it will never survive the next generation of children to hopefully invade my home. Though almost fifteen years have past since I last read this book to a toddler, so lingering and delightful is the text that I find I can still recite the story verbatim; when requested by my cool teenagers! And as always, "Dr. Suess's illustrations only add to the pleasure. Having children is a wonderful excuse to enjoy such juvenile masterpieces!
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By A Customer on Sept. 23 2003
Format: Hardcover
The book was about everyone waking up, getting outside, and having fun. All the characters interacted together, the played outside, and everyone made new friends. I enjoyed reading this book, just he way Dr. Seuss wrote it makes you want to keep reading it. It kept me entertained even though I'm not a little kid. Children between the ages of 4-8 will love this book. It teaches kids to wake up, get out and play, and just have fun; instead of just wasting their time inside doing nothing and watching T.V. If the kids couldn't read then this would be a good book to help them out with because there's not a lot of writing and the words are easy. I loved the ending of the book but you'll have to read it to find out!!
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