Bartholomew and the Oobleck

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Random House, 1949 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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In this Caldecott Honor–winning picture book, join Bartholomew Cubbins in Dr. Seuss's classic tale of one king's magical mishap. Bored with rain, sun, fog, and snow, King Derwin of Didd summons his royal magicians to create something new and exciting to fall from the sky. What he gets is a storm of sticky green globs called Oobleck, which soon causes a royal mess. But with the assistance of the wise page boy Bartholomew, the king (along with young readers) learns that the simplest words can sometimes solve the biggest problems.

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Review: Bartholomew and the Oobleck

User Review  - Lauren Allen - Goodreads

This story is about a king who wants to see something fall from the sky that nobody has ever seen. He calls on his magicians to make this happen which causes chaos in the kingdom, resolved by the ... Read full review

Review: Bartholomew and the Oobleck

User Review  - Cheryl in CC NV - Goodreads

Ok, a cool story about magic gone wrong, and a nifty fable about a king who needs to learn a lesson about hubris. But they do not work together - saying 'I'm sorry' is not going to clean up tons of hazardous waste. If it did, our environmental organizations would have a lot less work to do. Read full review

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About the author (1949)

Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904.  After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising.  His advertising cartoons, featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!,  appeared in several leading American magazines.  Dr. Seuss's first children's book, And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, hit the market in 1937, and the world of children's literature was changed forever!  In 1957, Seuss's The Cat in the Hat became the prototype for one of Random House's best- selling series, Beginner Books.  This popular series combined engaging stories with outrageous illustrations and playful sounds to teach basic reading skills.  Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents.  In the process, he helped kids learn to read.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and three Academy Awards, Seuss was the author and illustrator of 44 children's books, some of which have been made into audiocassettes, animated television specials, and videos for children of all ages.  Even after his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss continues to be the best-selling author of children's books in the world.  

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