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Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection [Hardcover]

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Book Description

22 Sep 2009
A perfect gift for new parents, birthday celebrations, and happy occasions of all kinds, this collection of five beloved Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss--"The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, "and "Fox in Socks"--will be cherished by young and old alike. Ideal for reading aloud or reading alone, they will "begin "a child on the adventure of a lifetime!


Product details

  • Hardcover: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Box edition (22 Sep 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375851569
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375851568
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 17.8 x 5.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 86,081 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Theodor Seuss Geisel - better known to millions of his fans as Dr. Seuss - was born the son of a park superintendent in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1904. After studying at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and later at Oxford University in England, 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.

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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
By L. Power TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
Recently I bought this as a gift realising that if I bought these five in bulk it would save about 45% over buying all these books individually. I was going to give two books to one person, and three to another, but I may well end up buying another set so both can have a complete set.

Before I parted with them I decided to take them out and read them. What amazes me is how great they are for a child starting to read.

You may not know that 'Happy Birthday' according to the Guinness Book of Records is the most sung song in the world. You may wonder why. Well, for one thing Happy Birthday contains 16 words, of which only two are not repeated many times. In fact there are only six unique words. Part of the ease of understanding comes with repetition.

Green Eggs and Ham has about 60 unique words and 500 to 600 words overall, very cleverly done, and outstanding for a child learning to read, with entertaining color illustrations on each page, great rhyme, repetition and variation and parallel structure, even reversal.

Here is an example with parallel structure and rhyme:

So I will eat them in a box
And " " " " with a fox.
" " " " " in a house.
" " " " " with a mouse.
" " " " " here and there.
" " " " " anywhere.
Say! I will eat them ANYWHERE.

Now see if you can sing these words to the tune of Happy Birthday. I think you will find the meter is similar. I think it's quite ingenious. And I think Green Eggs and Ham will encourage a child to try new things.

And a reversal pattern:

I am Sam. Sam I am.

Hop on Pop is a great first book for a child to make rhyme associations through, very entertaining and for a beginner.

Fox in Socks is full of tongue twisters.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
In the computer age it's great to see these wonderful 'I can read it all by myself' books are still available. The collection comprises Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish and (of course) The Cat in the Hat. These books are going to last so the hardcovers are worth having.

I bought this set for my nieces and they loved them. I had forgotten how much I loved these books and how wonderful the world of Seuss is. The illustrations are still lovely and the only thing that could have made this collection even better would had been the inclusion of Are You My Mother? Recommended!I'm off to read about the tweetle beetle bottle puddle paddle battle muddle...
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Dr Seuss collection 11 Feb 2010
Format:Hardcover
A great set of books. Im new to the Dr Seuss books, but this seemed to be a very good collection. There are some simpler ones (Hop on Pop, One fish, two fish) which my 2 year old enjoyed. Also some more complex stories (Fox in Sock, Cat in Hat) that I enjoyed (aged 46) and I think my son will enjoy latter...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fabulous Set 5 Oct 2010
By ACE
Format:Hardcover
I bought this for my niece as a gift for her 5th birthday. Although she loves stories and books at bedtime, she is reluctant to spend time 'learning' to read. These books have been a very welcome introduction, containing repetative words and sounds that she can see relate to her new phonics lessons at school. There are also the tougher, longer books that she finds hilariously silly which are great for bed time and snuggling in on the sofa! A wonderfull little treasury that I love sharing with her and challenging myself how fast we can read the tounge twisting Fox in Socks! Fun reading for everyone!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great!! 16 Feb 2013
By Myrtle
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
best mini collection....great way to start Dr. Seuss!! Nice hard cover and good coloring!! Great price as well for these four books!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic story books. 30 Dec 2012
By Emma
Format:Hardcover
I bought this for my godson as I loved these books when I was a child. They come in a nice presentation box and are all hardback, durable books. They will hopefully last him many years of bedtime stories.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I bought this collection for my niece's 2nd birthday because I absolutely loved reading Dr Seuss books with my 13 year old son when he was younger. I wanted a starter set for her and as this contains 4 absolute classics - The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs & Ham, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and Fox in Socks - it seemed ideal.

My niece loved them all, especially the wonderful Fox in Socks. As soon as she opened the present she had to be read each book and she wanted Fox in Socks read to her 3 times in a row she loved it so much!

I just know that these books will give her (and her parents) many hours of fun. And because the books range from simple words (Hop on Pop) through to quit complex sentences (Fox in Socks), they will help her when she starts to read too.

Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great books 31 Dec 2012
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Good books and very enjoyable and fun learning for children, Green eggs and ham my all time favourite. Super books
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