Monday, November 30, 2015

The Big Orange Book of Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss - OPTIONAL

Seuss, Dr.  The Big Orange Book of Beginner Books, 240 pgs.  Random House, 2015.  $15.99 EARLY READER  Content: G.   

This collection of six early readers includes the following books:  The Shape of Me and Other Stuff, Ten Apples Up On Top!, Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!, Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo!, Hooper Humperdink…? Not Him!, and In a People House.  Unlike the Big Blue Book or the Big Red Book, this collections doesn’t seem to have a familiar book in the bunch.  The most enjoyable books are Because a Little Bug went Ka-Choo! And Ten Apples Up on Top! But the other books are hard to recommend and read like a list instead of a story.  The Hooper Humperdink story is about not including a boy at a party and although at the very end they finally invite him, it still feels very mean.   The illustrations are bright and fun to look at and it is Dr. Seuss so how bad can in be, but the other two collections have better compilations.   

PREK, EL (K-3)-OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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