Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book! Board book – Nov 26 1996
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BIG R, little r,
what begins with R?
Rosy's red rhinoceros.
From Aunt Annie's Alligator to Rosy's red rhinoceros to a Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz, learning the alphabet is bound to be fun with Dr. Seuss. And with this small, sturdy board-book version of his classic ABC book (Dr. Seuss's ABC), even the tiniest tots can indulge in a little alphabetical education. Each letter is featured with Dr. Seuss's unmistakably nonsensical illustrations and text: "Lion with a lollipop," "Camel on the ceiling," "Uncle Ubb's umbrella and his underwear, too." The youngest readers-to-be will get lots of letter practice with the repetitive use of each letter and the easy-to-memorize rhythmic rhymes. Soon your favorite preschooler will be reading this book aloud to you! (Baby to preschool) --Emilie Coulter
Dr. Seuss ignites a child's imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses.
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Definitely get the original version. I loved the idea of one reviewer to buy several cheap used ones in case of mishaps.
Of course sooner or later Dr. Seuss was going to put out his own alphabet book for beginning readers and in 1963 this book was published. It is, as you would expect, more than a look at the twenty-six letters of the alphabet. Other books will tell you that "A is for Apple" and "Z is for Zebra," but not Dr. Seuss because this book stars with "Aunt Annie's alligator" and ends with a "Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz." Young readers will also enjoy the mix of rhyme and absurdity so much that they might not notice Dr. Seuss is also showing them the difference between the big and little versions of each letter.
As I was reading over "Dr. Seuss's ABC," a book that most definitely wants to be read aloud to be fully enjoyed, I was wondering if I should temper my enthusiasm by saying that this is not an ideal choice for a beginning reader's first alphabet book. After all, something simpler, in the traditional "A is for Apple" mode might be more appropriate. But I think there is something to be said for even beginning readers being confronted with the level of sophistication found in this book. After all, it promotes fun as much as reading and young children might never notice the degree to which they are being challenged.
I own the "adapted" board book edition as well, which is designed to appeal to newborns, and very young children with short attention spans who are not attentive enough for the full text versions. The text, format, and images have been adapted to accommodate board book standards; yet, the phrasing and prose still flow. That being said, the original is just that - ORIGINAL. It is more amusing, entertaining, and educational, but is appropriate for older children, 4 years and older. If your child is three or older purchase an original version, otherwise think of introducing your infant to the shorter, travel-anywhere format, and procure the original at a later date? The marvelous, magical magician, who was Dr. Seuss, is worth it! Four-years and up.
<b>Theodore’s</b> pages sing a rhythm, which I like when he lets real words into the singsong. It is artful, making them fun to read aloud, which certainly was the intention. This book walks us through the twenty-six letters of our Greek-originated alphabet. I think he could have shown those infamous words beginning with X, otherwise my complaints are ended. My favourite funny moment is “O”. The sentence makes no sense but certainly exercises tongues with well-known “O” words! <i>“Oscar’s only ostrich oiled an orange owl today”!</i> You really have to love the pleasant orange oil, happily being oiled!
My favourite page for its beauty is “M”. <i>“Many mumbling mice are making midnight music in the moonlight”</i> This leaves a reader with a very nice thought. The drawing is moody and lastingly beautiful. Pale yellow mice under a moon and two simply sketched pine trees, calmly traverse a soft landscape entirely shaded in blue. Wisely: each page demonstrates our alphabet’s large and small letters. For children and new English-readers: this book utilizes very good, fun examples of how to try out each of our letters.
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My mom read this book to me as a child, now I get to read them to my son. Dr. Seuss never fails.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Dr Seuss has always been a family favorite. I still remember getting my dad to read me these when I was younger and laughing when he would get all tongue-tied! Read morePublished 15 months ago by megan
Item arrived quickly, in good condition, and at a good price. I like this book because it teaches new words for every letter of the alphabet, is creative and imaginative, and is... Read morePublished 16 months ago by gianfar
Who doesn't love Dr. Seuss. It is the very small size though! I was expecting it in the bigger size.Published 17 months ago by Liz Carreiro
Who doesn't love Dr. Seuss? Well I do but not this book. It irritates me when I read 'F' what's a fiffer feffer feff?!?! Ugh and 'Z' again... What's a zizzer zazzer zuzz?Published 21 months ago by Jennifer