What Was I Scared Of? by Dr. Seuss

What Was I Scared Of?

Written by Dr. Seuss
Illustrated by Dr. Seuss

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A very special, spooky story from Dr. Seuss - with glow-in-the-dark ink!

As always Dr. Seuss is an absolute joy to read aloud and What Was I Scared of? is no exception.

A night time encounter with some rather scary pants (with nobody inside them!) takes us running through the wood in an effort to escape them. As this is Dr. Seuss though it all comes to a happy ending with a lesson learnt that the things we are scared of are more often then not rather less scary than we thought. This specil edition also has a rather wonderful glow in the dark finale that will have your little ones rushing to turn out the lights. ~ Shelley Fallows - You can also find Shelley here.


What Was I Scared Of? by Dr. Seuss

Then I was deep within the woods

When, suddenly, I spied them.

I saw a pair of pale green pants

Wth nobody inside them!

Turn out the lights and say hello to Dr. Seuss's spookiest character... the pair of empty trousers, with nobody inside them! First published as part of The Sneetches and Other Stories collection, this all-time favourite story of Dr. Seuss's is now published on its own in this very special edition with a glow-in-the-dark finale! A perfect present for boys and girls from ages three and up.


[Dr. Seuss] has...instilled a lifelong love of books, learning and reading [in children] -The Telegraph

Dr. Seuss ignites a child's imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses - The Express

The magic of Dr. Seuss, with his hilarious rhymes, belongs on the family bookshelf - Sunday Times Magazine

The author... has filled many a childhood with unforgettable characters, stunning illustrations, and of course, glorious rhyme - The Guardian

About the Author

Dr. Seuss

“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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HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

1st September 2017




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