If I Ran the Zoo

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Random House, 1950 - Juvenile Fiction - 56 pages
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Animals abound in Dr. Seuss's Caldecott Honor-winning picture book If I Ran the Zoo. Gerald McGrew imagines the myriad of animals he'd have in his very own zoo, and the adventures he'll have to go on in order to gather them all. Featuring everything from a lion with ten feet to a Fizza-ma-Wizza-ma-Dill, this is a classic Seussian crowd-pleaser. In fact, one of Gerald's creatures has even become a part of the language: the Nerd!




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User Review  - Timmy Tim - Goodreads

While creative, I did not enjoy the meter or plot line of this book as much as Seuss' other works. The meter was longer, so was more drawn out each line, and the plot weighed the option of how a boy ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kim - Goodreads

I had not read this one. Perhaps because my eyes are older now, I would have liked the text to stand out more when it was printed on a dark background. Otherwise, I enjoyed the story, as I do all of Dr. Suess. Read full review

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About the author (1950)

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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