If I Ran the Circus by Dr. SeussIf I Ran the Circus by Dr. Seuss

If I Ran the Circus

byDr. Seuss

Hardcover | October 12, 1956

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Step right up for Dr. Seuss’s classic rhyming picture-book tale of young Morris McGurk’s big circus dreams. This circus has more than a mere lion tamer and trapeze artist! At the Circus McGurkus, you’ll be intrigued by the wink-hooded Hoodwink, terrified by the Spotted Atrocious, and amazed by the daring feats of the great Sneelock. And these are just a few of the astonishing things you’ll find under this big top. Told with the humor and originality that are synonymous with Dr. Seuss, If I Ran the Circus is a crowd-pleasing showstopper!

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 othe...
Title:If I Ran the CircusFormat:HardcoverDimensions:64 pages, 11.31 × 8.31 × 0.4 inPublished:October 12, 1956Publisher:Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:039480080X

ISBN - 13:9780394800806

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 4 out of 5 by from A lot of top quality Seuss in there. This story is a fun read with lots of rhymes and illustrations. We all like it but I prefer the ones with the little moral lessons or the ones with more developed characters. But still a good read.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Splendid book! Pull up a ringside seat Gasp at the scale. Wince at the rhymes. Be amazed at the exploits of Old Sneelock. This book is classic Seuss and deserves to be read much more widely. I recommend it unreservedly.
Date published: 2009-10-13

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A young boy imagines the fantastic animals and incredible acts he will have for his greatest of all circuses