What could make a better present than a Beginner Book written by Dr. Seuss? Six of them for less than the price of two We ve taken the complete text and art of "Great Day for Up " (illustrated by Quentin Blake); "I Am Not Going to Get Up Today " (illustrated by James Stevenson); "I Wish That I Had Duck Feet "(illustrated by T. Tobey); "Maybe You Should Fly a Jet Maybe You Should Be a Vet "(illustrated by Michael Smollin); "Wacky Wednesday "(illustrated by George Booth); and "Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? "(illustratedby Roy McKie) and bound them together in one sturdy hardcover omnibus. A perfect introduction to reading that will whet young readers appetites for additional books in the Beginner Book series.
About the Author
Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising. His advertising cartoons, featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!, appeared in several leading American magazines. Dr. Seuss's first children's book, And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, hit the market in 1937, and the world of children's literature was changed forever! In 1957, Seuss's The Cat in the Hat became the prototype for one of Random House's best- selling series, Beginner Books. This popular series combined engaging stories with outrageous illustrations and playful sounds to teach basic reading skills. 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 kids learn to read. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and three Academy Awards, Seuss was the author and illustrator of 44 children's books, some of which have been made into audiocassettes, animated television specials, and videos for children of all ages. Even after his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss continues to be the best-selling author of children's books in the world.
Quentin Blake is Children's Laureate of Great Britain, has won the Kate Greenaway Medal, and is the author and/or illustrator of many books. He lives in London, England.
GEORGE BOOTH was born and raised in Missouri. His parents were both teachers, and he has two brothers. He started cartooning while working at "The Leatherneck" as a staff cartoonist. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C., the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and Adelphi College on Long Island. George has also received an honorary doctorate of fine arts from Stony Brook State University of New York, and is an honorary member of Colgate University s class of 1939. He and his wife, Dione, live in Stony Brook, New York, with four cats: Skitter and Puddin (aka the YaYa Sisters), Jasper Jones, and Tank. His daughter works with a large newspaper in New York City. His art career has also led him to advertising campaigns, greeting cards, and animation.