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“I look at the world through the wrong end of a telescope.”

"A person's a person, no matter how small," Theodor Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, would say. "Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and delighted."

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 millions of children learn to read.

Theodor Seuss Geisel – better known to millions of his fans as Dr. Seuss – was born the son of a brewer and park superintendent in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1904. After studying at Dartmouth College, in New Hampshire, and later at Oxford University in England (where he met his first wife Helen Palmer), he became a magazine humorist and cartoonist and an advertising man. He soon turned his many talents to writing children`s books and his first book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street was published in 1937.

His greatest claim to fame was the one and only The Cat in the Hat, published in 1957, the first of a hugely successful range of early learning books collectively known as Beginner Books. In all Dr. Seuss wrote more than 40 children’s books during a career that spanned over 50 years, picking up numerous awards, including two Emmy awards for television and a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation along the way.


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Dr Seuss's ABC
Dr Seuss's ABC
Dr. Seuss
Dr Seuss is always first on my list when reading out loud.  The crazy rhymes and fantastical images never cease to amuse and engage the reader, whatever their age!  Full of irresistible alliteration and hilarious illustrations, this classic journey through...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 31/01/2013
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The Lorax Sticker Activity Book
The Lorax Sticker Activity Book
Dr. Seuss
Packed with activities and with a sheet of Lorax stickers, this book will bring fun to all little eco-warriors! Go green with the Lorax - complete the activities and use the stickers to confirm your eco-credentials! Tying in with the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2012
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The Lorax: Colour and Create
The Lorax: Colour and Create
Dr. Seuss
Help the Lorax to save the earth with this funtabulous colour and create book. A wonderful mixture of doodle and colouring book, this title will stretch your child's creative genius, while encouraging them to go green! Tying in with the...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2012
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The Lorax
The Lorax
Dr. Seuss
The Lorax is a hilarious story with typical zany humour and silly rhymes, that packs a punch with its ecological message without feeling heavy-handed or worthy.
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2012
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Oh, the Places You'll Go
Oh, the Places You'll Go
Dr. Seuss
In this classic Seussian tale, the good doctor primes his readers against all the little mishaps and misadventures that can befall even the best of us - from bang-ups and hang-ups to lurches and slumps - encouraging us to take...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2011
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Dr Seuss on the Loose
Dr Seuss on the Loose
Dr. Seuss
This World Book Day book is filled with rhymes and extracts from some of Dr Seuss's best-loved books, including The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and Oh, The Places You'll Go. Join your favourite Dr Seuss characters...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2011
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The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
Dr. Seuss
Another madcap adventure, and this time it is a snowy one, when the Cat returns for a second visit. Sally and her brother have been set to work to clear the snow. When the Cat appears they know that another...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/05/2003
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The Sneetches and Other Stories
The Sneetches and Other Stories
Dr. Seuss
A Review by Matt Dickinson, our Guest Editor for January 2013 - One delicious book that I remember from my childhood is The Sneetches by Dr Seuss. It is perfect for reading to a five- to eight-year-old and it packs...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/05/2003
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