If I Ran the Circus

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If I Ran the Circus

by Seuss

Random House Children's Books | October 12, 1956 | Hardcover

If I Ran the Circus is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

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!

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 64 pages, 11.32 × 8.34 × 0.43 in

Published: October 12, 1956

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 039480080X

ISBN - 13: 9780394800806

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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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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If I Ran the Circus

If I Ran the Circus

by Seuss

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 64 pages, 11.32 × 8.34 × 0.43 in

Published: October 12, 1956

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 039480080X

ISBN - 13: 9780394800806

From the Publisher

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!

From the Jacket

Illus. in color. Young Morris McGurk lets his imagination run wild with his circus McGurkus. "Fun for the entire family."--"Children's Book Center.

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. Dr. Seuss's never-before-seen picture book What Pet Should I Get? will be published on July 28, 2015. The rediscovered book captures a classic childhood moment—the selection of a pet—and uses it to illustrate a life-lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but that sometimes you just have to do it!

From Our Editors

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

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5