Dimensions: 56 pages, 4.44 × 3.28 × 0.17 in
Published: October 12, 1949
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0394800753
ISBN - 13: 9780394800752
About the Book
Illus. in color by the author. An ooey-gooey, green oobleck was not
exactly what the king had in mind when he ordered something
extra-special from his royal magicians.
From the Publisher
In this Caldecott Honor-winning picture book, join Bartholomew
Cubbins in Dr. Seuss's classic tale of one king's magical mishap.
Bored with rain, sun, fog, and snow, King Derwin of Didd summons
his royal magicians to create something new and exciting to fall
from the sky. What he gets is a storm of sticky green globs called
Oobleck, which soon causes a royal mess. But with the assistance of
the wise page boy Bartholomew, the king (along with young readers)
learns that the simplest words can sometimes solve the biggest
From the Jacket
Illus. in color by the author. An ooey-gooey, green oobleck was not exactly what the king had in mind when he ordered something extra-special from his royal magicians.
About the Author
THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL-aka Dr. Seuss-is one of the most beloved
children's book authors of all time. From The Cat in the
Hat to Oh, the Places You'll Go!, his iconic
characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on
generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and
illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but
did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo.
LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty
languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into
homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss's long list of awards
includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot's Pool, If I
Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck, the
Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his
original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys,
and a Peabody.
From Our Editors
Kings, it seems, get bored quite easily. And King Derwin is one of
those kings. He's not happy with the boring old things that fall
from the sky. So he turns to his royal magicians to come up with
something more interesting than the blah snow and rain. Boy, do
they ever! In fact, when Ooblek first falls from the heavens, the
sticky substance covers absolutely everything and no one knows what
to do. Enter the pageboy Bartholemew who's figured out the solution
to all the king's problems. Dr. Seuss' Bartholomew and
the Ooblek will slime you and have you coming back
for more gooey pleasure!