If I Ran the Circus

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Random House, 1956 - Juvenile Fiction - 65 pages
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Step right up for Dr. Seuss's classic rhyming picture-book tale of young Morris McGurk's big circus dreams. This circus has more than a mere lion tamer and trapeze artist! At the Circus McGurkus, you'll be intrigued by the wink-hooded Hoodwink, terrified by the Spotted Atrocious, and amazed by the daring feats of the great Sneelock. And these are just a few of the astonishing things you'll find under this big top. Told with the humor and originality that are synonymous with Dr. Seuss, If I Ran the Circus is a crowd-pleasing showstopper!




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User Review  - edefra1 - LibraryThing

If I Ran the Circus is another great book by Dr. Seuss, this book is also helpful for students reading because the rhyming helps their fluency. The main message of this book is to use your imagination ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mad.River.Librarian - LibraryThing

Completely suitable read to complement our school's circus residency, albeit a bit long-winded. Feel free to skip a few pages in the middle if kids' start losing interest. Read full review

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About the author (1956)

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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