Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Book Review - One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr Seuss

Title: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
Author: Dr. Seuss (Read by David Hyde Pierce)
Publisher: Harper Colins
Release Date:
Pages: 62
Genre: Children’s
Format: Audio (10 minutes)
Source: Library

From the back:
"Did you ever fly a kite in bed? Did you ever walk with ten cats on your head?" Such are the profound, philosophical queries posed in this well-loved classic by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel. While many rhymes in this couplet collection resemble sphinx-worthy riddles, Seuss's intention is clear: teach children to read in a way that is both entertaining and educational. It matters little that each wonderful vignette has nothing to do with the one that follows. (We move seamlessly from a one-humped Wump and Mister Gump to yellow pets called the Zeds with one hair upon their heads.) Children today will be as entranced by these ridiculous rhymes as they have been since the book's original publication in 1960--so amused and enchanted, in fact, they may not even notice they are learning to read!

What a wonderful rhyming book as usual for a Dr. Seuss. I’ve always love this one and like reading this with my youngest nephew. I always love the illustrations that he does. The Zeds with one hair. How can you not think it’s funny.

David Hyde Pierce is a great voice to be reading this story and has a wonderful cadence to the rhyming of the words.

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