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There's A Wocket In My Pocket: Blue Back Book (Dr Seuss - Blue Back Book) (Dr. Seuss Blue Back Books) [Paperback]

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4 Aug 2003 Dr. Seuss Blue Back Books

With a host of crazy crackpot creatures, from wockets in pockets to waskets in baskets, this hilarious books helps young children set off on the road to reading.

This delightful book forms part of the second stage in HarperCollins’ major Dr. Seuss rebrand programme. With the relaunch of 10 more titles in August 2003, such all-time favourites as How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? and Dr. Seuss’ Sleep Book boast bright new covers that incorporate much needed guidance on reading levels: Blue Back Books are for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books are for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books are for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! belongs to the Blue Back Book range.

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks; Rebranded edition edition (4 Aug 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007169957
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007169955
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 22.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,788 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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There's a Wocket in my Pocket is yet another prime catch in the vast sea of delectable Dr. Seuss books. It's difficult to find a Dr. Seuss book one wouldn't recommend highly, and this is no exception. Seuss's simple rhymes are consistently as amusing as they are useful; his books are bastions of creative nonsense that simultaneously encourage the joy of wordplay.

This edition of the 1974 treasure features vibrant full-colour illustrations, with the added bonus of a virtually indestructible board-book format. Kids can hunt for the zamp in the lamp, the jertain behind the curtain, even the nooth grush on the toothbrush, and no matter how exuberant their exploring gets, the book will remain intact for the next reading. (Under fives) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


“[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

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should have a Wocket in their Pocket 17 Mar 2001
By A Customer
Format:Board book
There's a Wocket in my Pocket! was one of the first Seuss Books I started reading to my son after a long Seuss-less time in my life. Perhaps with shame I say that I do not know which one of us enjoys the books the most. From the Zamp in the Lamp until the Zillow on the Pillow, the book keeps the interest of small children through the use of rhyme and colorful pictures. I strongly recommend this book in addition to the other Bright and Early Seuss books for all newcomers to our world.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Add Zonics to Your Phonics! 16 Aug 2004
Format:School & Library Binding
This is a five star book for those who love it, and probably much less for those with timid children who imagine boogey men in the night whenever a strange creaking sound is heard. I averaged that out to a four star rating.
This is one of the more unusual Dr. Seuss offerings. The rhymes are deliberate designed to only evoke nonsensical names . . . belonging to imaginary beings. So it's Dr. Seuss taken to the nth degree.
As such, the book provides many helpful clues to word decoding, encourages love of rhyming, adds humor to the thought of those unidentifiable noises in every house, and helps ease some children's fears of the unknown. However, it requires a lot of sophistication to enjoy this book at all these levels. For adults, the fun may pale before it does with the children . . . so the necessary connection of reading to your child may be lost unless you, as the adult, fall in love with this book. I hope that you will so fall in love . . . if you don't know the book already.
The main drawback of this book is that it may cause some fright for some children. If you have such a child, I suggest you avoid the book. If you are not sure if the book is frightening, talk to your child about how this is supposed to be fun. See how she or he reacts to the first reading. Perhaps you can borrow the book from the library, see it at a friend's house, or look at it in a book store first.
The book's basic structure is to take a common household item, and rhyme it with a made-up word: basket -- wasket; curtain -- jertain; clock -- zlock; sink -- nink; lamp -- zamp; etc. The parallels are placed close together, like this: "But that BOFA on the SOFA . . . Well, I wish he wasn't here."
The book is thus very good for identifying the visual form of the household items.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book! 3 Jan 2002
I bought this for my 2 year old son for christmas, mainly as a stocking filler, but he absolutely loves it! We've read it every day so far and is now looking for and finding all the creatures in the book. This is great fun for adults as well as children. I defenately recommend it. (excuse my spelling but it's late!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent little book! 7 Feb 2014
By Ingrid
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This is a funny, non sensical little book that teaches children the pleasure of playing with words... My 6 year old discovered it at school and wanted to have it at home. She loves reading it aloud for her little brother and for anyone else who is happy to hear. They both take pleasure in sounding the sentences. If that can make them appreciate rhymes and the magical power of words, it's a win!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great reader 5 Jun 2013
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Our boy really enjoys the humorous rhyming in Dr. Seuss books, and he finds this book hilarious. I will read this with him at bedtime and he enjoys it so much he will pick this book up himself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just as good when I was small 30 May 2013
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I loved this book as a child and purchased it for my son. I like that it is small and lightweight. It is just as I remember it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Angela from Bristol 12 April 2013
By Angie
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I purchased this to read with my 3 year old grandson. He loves this book and after a few readings started to join in remembering lots of the words. Lots of fun.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book 11 April 2013
By Mo
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I bought this book for my grandchildren and they love it so much so I've bought more Dr Seuss books, he makes reading so much fun, well worth buying
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not Good Content
Kids love these but I don't know why. They don't use proper grammar, spelling, and contain words that have no meaning. So if you want your kids to be an MP....
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Bought this for my 4 year old son after he enjoyed The Lorax. The book is absolute madness but my son loves it and is always in fits of laughter before we reach the end. Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars Did you ever get the feeling?
I love this book. It is an easy read for those nights when you are knackered before bedtime but the rhymes make it fun for everyone. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Mama Anyi
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable as all the Doctor Seuss books are.
The rhymes in this book make my boy laugh, (4 yrs) and it is not too long which makes a good addition to bed time.
Published 16 months ago by Janet
5.0 out of 5 stars Best ever!
My son LOVES this book, and its great for teaching children all about rhyming and other english techniques. its a great all-rounder!!
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