Thursday, March 03, 2011

Dr. Seuss Books, Beginner Books and Bright and Early Books

I love them old Dr. Seuss books, or as I referred to them as a child, "The Cat in the Hat Books". I am referring not only to the books written by the good old Dr. himself, but also those that became part of the "Beginner Books" series.

There are classics in this series; many of which are still being published to this day such as "A Fish Out of Water", "Robert the Rose Horse", "Ten Apples Up on Top", "The Big Honey Hunt", "Hop on Pop", "A Fly Went By", "Are You My Mother?", "Go, Dog, Go", "Sam and the Firefly", "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish", "Green Eggs and Ham", etc, etc, etc.

Some have been long out of print like "Do You Know What I am Going to Do Next Saturday?", "Why I Built the Boogle House", "The King's Wish", "The Big Jump", etc. etc.

There are usually a few books out every so often, but new books in the series have slowed as of late. The most recent one I've seen is "The Belly Book" by Joe Harris, designer and creator of such characters as the Trix rabbit and Underdog. That one came out in 2008.

Anyway, there is also another series with simpler verbiage called "Bright and Early Books" and of course, there are the over-sized books done by Dr. Seuss himself.

Stan and Jan Berenstain did a number of books for these series as well like "The Bears' Vacation", "The Bears' Picnic", "He Bear, She Bear", "Old Hat, New Hat", before branching off onto their own series.

Well, that's enough for now. Just wanted to tell you about one of my many obsessions.

1 comment:

Bishop said...

I would direct you to some discarded Seuss titles here:

I'm amused by the lot, but especially Yertle the Turtle and Other Tales of Yiddish Marine Life.