Format: Picture Books
Dimensions: 48 pages, 9.27 × 7.15 × 0.41 in
Published: January 24, 2006
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0679881298
ISBN - 13: 9780679881292
About the Book
A youngster plans a huge, spectacular party, inviting friends whose names begin with every letter from A to Z. However, Hooper Humperdink isn't on the list. Children can find out why in this early reader. Full color.
From the Publisher
From Alice and Abe to Zeb and Zipper, an alphabetical array of guests turns out for the biggest birthday party ever. But Hooper Humperdink isn’t on the guest list!
About the Author
Certainly the most popular of all American writers and illustrators of picture books, Geisel made his pseudonym Dr. Seuss famous to several generations of children and their parents. Geisel developed a rhythmic form of poetry that relied on quick rhymes and wordplay reminiscent of Mother Goose rhymes. He combined this with exaggerated cartoonlike illustrations of fantasy characters to entice children into stories that contained important messages, often presented with a great deal of irony and satire. Geisel always embraced the imagination of children and condemned adults' inability to join into it, using the child's view to reveal the flaws in society. His first picture book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937), describes a child's adding more and more imaginative elements to the story that he plans to tell about what he saw on the way home, only to end with the child actually telling the truth: he saw only a very uninteresting horse and cart. The Cat in the Hat (1957), written as a beginning reader, portrays two children having a magical afternoon with a strange cat while their mother is away, complete with a frantic cleanup before their mother can find out what they have done. This is probably his most famous work. Geisel's later books took on social questions more directly. The Butter-Battle Book (1984) condemned the cold war, and it is often removed from children's sections of libraries for political reasons. Likewise, The Lorax (1971), which condemned t
From Our Editors
A youngster plans a huge, spectacular party, inviting friends whose names begin with every letter from A to Z--except for one person