Buy “Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! Dr Seuss, Jack Prelutsky, Lane Smith 9780679890089 Books” Online
This is a really special book that was written by Dr. Seuss in his living years. I brought him great joy but also great sorrow because he never felt the book was what he wanted it to be and it ended up being an unpublished piece until after his passing. Upon his passing his secretary and a few friends helped get it published. The story is super cute, the ides is excellent and the fact that they were able to publish one of his works after is passing is great. I love it, I use it in circle time at my daughter’s school and they love it. Check it out!
Amazon.com Review With the release of Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! readers young and old are afforded a dazzling glimpse into the genius of Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel. The book is based on 14 rough drawings and verses Geisel’s secretary gave to the author’s editor, Janet Schulman, after his death in 1991. In these scribbled sketches and scratched-out lines, we witness the Seussian process in building a story. When brainstorming the name of what resulted in the Diffendoofer School, he jots down several possible names–"William Wilkins Woofer Junior," "Woodrow Watkins Woofer," "Zoofendorf Elementary," "J. Ebeneezer Bomberg Jr."–all of a slightly different cadence and rhythm, which he tests like a composer writing a new concerto. A small collection of Geisel’s rough sketches would be plenty to thrill even the Grinchiest of readers, but there’s much more to this marvelous book. Renowned children’s poet Jack Prelutsky and award-winning illustrator Lane Smith were called to action by Schulman to pull these sketches into a complete story that would make Dr. Seuss fruffulous with glee. Prelutsky’s delicious verse is uncannily Seussian, and it is inexplicably sensational when exploring the Diffendoofer School to discover good old Horton, a platter of green eggs and ham, and a few Whos from Who-ville scattered across the surreal and fascinating landscape of Smith’s artwork. Lane and Prelutsky have gone above and beyond the call of duty, maintaining the characters and themes Geisel was just beginning to develop, but enhancing them with their own delightful stylistic stamps. Above all, this incredible book is an ode to unorthodox, unusually creative teachers, and the innovative thinking they encourage in young minds. (Miss Twining, for example, teaches "how to tell chrysanthemums from miniature poodles.") It is a noble theme, and one that Geisel surely had in mind when he concocted these preliminary sketches. Both new Dr. Seuss aficionados and those who remember The Cat in the Hat’s 1957 debut will cherish this book for its message, artwork, and poetry, and most of all, as a tribute to the man who inspired thousands of readers. (Age 3 and older)
Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! Hardcover – April 20, 1998 by Dr Seuss (Author) Review
I bought this book for teacher appreciation week for two teachers and they both loved it. I admit I read them before I gifted them and It is an amazing story of teaching children to think differently and to be confident in what they learn, my favorite line is "we taught you how to think" Mrs. Bonkers is a wonderful teacher and all the characters have special talents. The teachers LOVED this book, I was there when one of the teachers read it to the class, a second grade class and the kids were laughing out loud and the fact that the book has the original sketches and background history in it really impressed the teacher, she was so excited. This book is great for teachers or parents, I admit after giving the teachers their book I had to buy my own copy 🙂 -Read Reviews-
Perfect gift for my student teacher. Classic unreleased Seuss book brought to life by modern author and illustrator. If you haven’t read this Dr. Seuss book, definitely give it a try!
Tags: Ages 4-8 Fiction, Beginner, Children: Grades 1-2, Children's, Children's Books, Children's Fiction, Dr. Seuss, Fiction, General fiction (Children's, Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!, Humorous stories, Jack Prelutsky, JUV035000, Juvenile Fiction, Knopf Books for Young Readers, Lane Smith, Readers, Readers - Beginner, School & Education, School stories, School stories (Children's, Schools, Stories in rhyme, Stories In Verse (See Also Poetry), Teachers, Teenage fiction: General fiction, Teenage)