One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

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Turtleback Books, Oct 1, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 62 pages
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Back in 1957, Theodor Geisel responded to an article in Life magazine that lamented the use of boring reading primers in schools. Using the pseudonym of "Dr. Seuss" (Seuss was Geisel's middle name) and only two hundred twenty-three words, Geisel created a replacement for those dull primers: "The Cat in the Hat." The instant success of the book prompted Geisel and his wife to found Beginner Books, and Geisel wrote many popular books in this series, including "Hop on Pop, " "Fox in Socks, " and "Green Eggs and Ham." Other favorite titles in this series are "Go, Dog, Go!" and "Are You My Mother?" by P. D. Eastman, "A Fly Went By, " by Mike McClintock, and "Put Me in the Zoo, " by Robert Lopshire. These affordable hardcover books combine large print, easy vocabulary, and large, bright illustrations in stories kids will want to read again and again. Grades 1 - Grades 2.

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Such wonderful, whimsical, weird illustrations! - Goodreads
Its easy to read for a beginner and a fun story. -
They love the colorful pictures and the rhyming. - Goodreads
It relatively has no plot line, as it switch - Goodreads
And then there are the illustrations! - Goodreads

Review: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (Beginner Books B-13)

User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

This book is a super-crazy-fun read of rhymes and nonsense. It isn't my favorite Dr. Seuss book to read out loud, but pretty much any Seuss will be great. And then there are the illustrations! Such wonderful, whimsical, weird illustrations! Read full review

Reminds me of my childhood!

User Review  - Ashbash5000 - Toys"R"Us

Pros:Entertaining Fun A great classic for story time! Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield Massachusetts. Certainly the most popular of all American writers and illustrators of picture books, Geisel made his pseudonym Dr. Seuss famous to several generations of children and their parents. Geisel developed a rhythmic form of poetry that relied on quick rhymes and wordplay reminiscent of Mother Goose rhymes. He combined this with exaggerated cartoonlike illustrations of fantasy characters to entice children into stories that contained important messages, often presented with a great deal of irony and satire. Geisel always embraced the imagination of children and condemned adults' inability to join into it, using the child's view to reveal the flaws in society. His first picture book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937), describes a child's adding more and more imaginative elements to the story that he plans to tell about what he saw on the way home, only to end with the child actually telling the truth: he saw only a very uninteresting horse and cart. The Cat in the Hat (1957), written as a beginning reader, portrays two children having a magical afternoon with a strange cat while their mother is away, complete with a frantic cleanup before their mother can find out what they have done. This is probably his most famous work. Geisel's later books took on social questions more directly. The Butter-Battle Book (1984) condemned the cold war, and it is often removed from children's sections of libraries for political reasons. Likewise, The Lorax (1971), which condemned the destruction of the ecology, has also been banned. Altogether, Geisel wrote and illustrated 47 books, which have sold more than 100 million copies in 18 languages. In 1984 he received a Pulitzer Prize for his contributions to children's literature. Geisel died of oral cancer on September 24, 1991, at his home in La Jolla, California. He was 87. More than a dozen of his books are still in print. His title The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories made Publisher's Weekly Best Seller List for 2011. In 2012 his work The Cat in The Hat made The New York Times Best Seller List and in 2014 his title Fox in Socks: Dr. Seuss's Book of Tongue Tanglers also made the list. He made the New Zealand Best Seller List in 2015 with his book, Oh, the Places You'll Go.

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