Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! by Jack PrelutskyHooray for Diffendoofer Day! by Jack Prelutsky

Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!

byJack Prelutsky

Picture Books | June 1, 1998

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Started by Dr. Seuss, finished by Jack Prelutsky, and illustrated by Lane Smith, Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! is a joyous ode to individuality starring unsinkable teacher Miss Bonkers and the quirky Diffendoofer School (which must prove it has taught its students how to think--or have them sent to dreary Flobbertown). Included is an introduction by Dr. Seuss's longtime editor explaining how the book came to be and reproductions of Dr. Seuss's original pencil sketches and hand-printed notes for the book—a true find for all Seuss collectors!  Jack Prelutsky and Lane Smith pay homage to the Good Doctor in their own distinctive ways, the result of which is the union of three one-of-a-kind voices in a brand-new, completely original book that is greater than the sum of its parts. For all of us who will never forget our school days and that special teacher, here is a book to give and to get.
For 30 years, Jack Prelutsky’s inventive poems have inspired legions of children to fall in love with poetry. His outrageously silly poems have tickled even the most stubborn funny bones, while his darker verses have spooked countless late-night readers. His award-winning books include Tyrannosaurus Was a Beast, The Dragons Are Singing...
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Title:Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!Format:Picture BooksDimensions:64 pages, 11.31 × 8.38 × 0.39 inPublished:June 1, 1998Publisher:Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0679890084

ISBN - 13:9780679890089

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Add a pinch of Dr. Seuss, a dash of Jack Prelutsky and a smidgen of Lane Smith and you have an extraordinarily zany concoction that kids will love! The late Dr. Seuss began Hooray for Diffendoofer Day, but Prelutsky took the reins to bring it to life for children of all ages. This book is a unique marriage of Seuss’ characteristic illustrations and Smith’s bold, slightly surreal cartoons. Modern kids will get a kick out of the book’s nonsensical wit while parents will enjoy taking a walk down memory lane.