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Dr. Seuss – timeless classics making reading fun for everyone! ❀️ Book review πŸ“š & Competition! πŸŒŸ

May 16, 2016

When my children read the books I used to enjoy as a little girl, watching them turn the pages as I used to, laugh out loud at the bits I loved, you get a definite warm a fuzzy feeling inside.

This is one of the reasons I love classical children books, the other reason is that there is definitive reason why they are still around after all these years. They are good stories, and they impact our children lives in a positive way.

The Books –

Dr. Seuss has always been a favourite of mine! It was the first book I was gifted as a child, I loved the colours, the rhyming, the quirky characters and the simple, easy to comprehend words. Especially the giant hats!


Harper Collins has just brought out a series of Dr Seuss books looking at four of his classics and bringing new colour to the young generation.

The four classics available are –

  • The Cat in the Hat
  • Green Eggs and Ham
  • Fox in Socks
  • One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

Here are some fun facts about Dr. Seuss you may not know –

  • Dr. Seuss is the world’s best selling author, having sold over 650 million books worldwide
  • Dr. Seuss wasn’t really a doctor. His real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel. He began his career as a magazine cartoonist, signing his work under the mock-scholarly title Dr. Theophrastus Seuss in 1927. He shortened it to Dr. Seuss in 1928.
  • He won 3 Academy Awards – one for an animated short story and two for documentary features
  • 1 in 4 American children receieve Dr. Seuss as their first book
  • When Dr. Seuss had writers block he would go into a secret closet filled with hats and wear them until he found inspiration.
  • Dr. Seuss went to Oxford University but never completed his degree.
  • One of the trademarks of his artwork is no straight lines.
  • Dr. Seuss drove a car with a GRINCH licence plate.

 

Verdict –

I am more than happy to say that my boys loved these books and enjoyed reading them as much as I always have done!


I received ‘One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish’ which my 5 year old son and 8 year old son both loved. And the classic ‘Green Eggs & Ham’ which both boys loved!

The books are A4 in size with great glossy colourful illustrations, the words are clear and easy to read. My five year old is in Reception and has been reading for a year now and he loved sounding out the words he didn’t recognise, but knew almost all of them. The repetition is a fantastic way for him to learn new words.

What is great about these stories from an educational point of view is that they –

  1.  Help Develop Reading Skills – through repetition of limited vocabulary.
  2. Are Perfect for Reluctant Readers – Green Eggs & Ham for example has only 50 words, so these books are a great confidence booster for those learning to read.
  3. Are Great to Read Aloud – the words, rhythms and rhymes have a musical sound which make them satisfying to listen to when read aloud.
  4. Teach Life Lessons – the stories teach important and inspirational life lessons subtly and with humour.
  5. Appeal to Every Age! – the books work on different levels. Very young children love the rhyming text and bright illustrations, older kids love reading the text, and for us adults the meanings of the stories are wonderful.

A winner all round. I always say you cannot go wrong with classics. These books will make anyone at any age a perfect birthday present, and a superb graduation gift.

You can purchase them on amazon uk now at the link below –

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0007355912/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_J.uoxb67HFFYC
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0007425619/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_ycvoxb6PM7Y1Z

🌟🌟🌟🌟Competition Time! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

 Win a copy of Green Eggs & Ham by Dr. Seuss! Simple email your name & address to the email below! 

motherinlondon@hotmail.com

Only open to UK residents. Competition ends midnight on Sunday 22nd May 2016! Good luck x

 

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6 Comments
  1. I’ve missed your posts. I’ve not been on a whole lot lately. I love The Cat In the Hat!!!πŸ˜‰β€οΈ

  2. moonskittles permalink

    Love His books! My kids love to rhyme because of him.

    Please have a beautiful week ahead!
    Dajena ❀

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