Thursday, October 15, 2015

Picture Book Review: Dr. Seuss: Bartholomew and the Oobleck (1949)

This is a Dr. Seuss I was not familiar with.  it is in the yellow Dr. Seuss book: Five Favorite Dr. Seuss Stories published by Random House New York, 1996.
In this book King Derwin of Didd learns a very important lesson.  The five things that come from the sky, snow, fog, rain and sunshine are enough in their season.  To wish for things outside the normal can cause big problems.  It is also important to admit mistakes and say "I'm sorry."  This early Dr. Seuss is not rhymed throughout, put does have some rhyming with the magical chants.  It does employ the Dr. Seuss art style, which includes the fish from later in his books as well as depictions of cats.

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