Dr Suess! .....Oh ! the places you'll go...!

Dr Suess! .....Oh ! the places you'll go...!

Posted by Thomas Conneely on 22nd Aug 2018

We'vr recently taken in a large collection of classic Dr Suess Books, ideal as a step up from Jolly Phonics , and for their timeless classic wordplay and illustrations - just search Suess to see the full range at https://thebookshop.ie/search.php?search_query=seu...

Dr. Seuss is one of the most influential children's authors of all time. Through his mastery of wordplay and rhyme, he inspired the imaginations of millions of young readers, probably including most of you reading this right now.

From classics like The Cat in the Hat and How the Grinch stole Christmas" to stories that taught valuable lessons like "The Lorax - an early example of environmental thinking, Dr. Seuss' body of work is as influential as you'll find.

As the legend goes, Dr. Seuss's top-seller was originally created when Bennett Cerf, the co-founder of Random House USA, bet the author $50 that he couldn't write a book using only 50 unique words or fewer. Seuss took on the challenge and ended up making one of the most instantly recognizable children's books in history- Green eggs and Ham. Further classics followed  , all using the basic idea of rhyme, basic vocabulary and a highly visual graphic style. 

Recent film adaptations - Horton, The Grinch and th eLorax  among them have broadened the reach of Dr Suess outside the USA.