Great Day for Up by Dr. Seuss


Great Day for Up by Dr. Seuss

Two giants of children's publishing - Dr. Seuss and Quentin Blake - come together for this joyous celebration of life. Part of the stylish and collectable Essential Picture Book Classics range, this book is full of Dr. Seuss's trademark humour, illustrated beautifully by Quentin Blake. The book celebrates the vitality of life - with everyone getting UP to enjoy life, from whales to waiters, girls, boys and alligators! Except for one character, who in the charming ending, is resolutely not getting UP! Every day is a great day to read 'Great Day for 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 Dr. Seuss ignites a child's imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses. - The Express

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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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

27th September 2012



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