Dimensions: 32 Pages, 7.48 × 10.24 × 0 in
Published: August 11, 2009
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0375853421
ISBN - 13: 9780375853425
About the Book
What's a pair of empty green trousers doing standing by itself in the woods? Or riding a bike in Grin-itch? Or fishing on Roover River? The narrator certainly doesn't want to find out but wherever he goes, he's haunted by the spooky empty pants. Finally, when the two find themselves hiding from each other in a Snide bush the terrified narrator realizes, "I was just as strange to him as he was strange to me." This little Seussian gem, plucked from the back of "The Sneetches and Other Stories," shines on it own as it delivers a timeless message about fear and tolerance.
From the Publisher
Dr. Seuss in a glowing new format!
What were we waiting for? We've taken the classic Dr. Seuss
short story What Was I Scared Of? (from The Sneetches
and Other Stories), added glow-in-the-dark ink, and created
the ultimate just-slightly-spooky read for slumber parties and
perusal by flashlight! Perfect for Halloween, this splendidly silly
story about a narrator terrorized by an empty pair of pants (which
happens to be equally terrified of the narrator) works perfectly
well the rest of the year, too, delivering a timeless message about
fear and tolerance to boot. Scaredy-pants of all ages will quiver
About the Author
Dr. Seuss is, quite simply, the most beloved children's book author
of all time.
He was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on March
2, 1904. After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University,
he began a career in advertising. His advertising cartoons,
featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!, appeared in several
leading American magazines.
Dr. Seuss''s first children''s book, And To Think That I Saw It On
Mulberry Street, hit the market in 1937, and the world of
children''s literature was changed forever!
In 1957, Seuss''s The Cat in the Hat became the prototype for one
of Random House''s best-selling series, Beginner Books. This
popular series combined engaging stories with outrageous
illustrations and playful sounds to teach basic reading
Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss
charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of
youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped kids learn
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and three Academy Awards,
Seuss was the author and illustrator of 44 children''s books, some
of which have been made into audiocassettes, animated television
specials, and videos for children of all ages. Even after his
death in 1991, Dr. Seuss continues to be the best-selling author of
children''s books in the world.