Tuesday 19 March 2013

LeSieg, Theo "Wacky Wednesday"

LeSieg, Theo (=Dr. Seuss) "Wacky Wednesday" - 1974

"It all began with that shoe on the wall. A shoe on a wall ...? Shouldn't be there at all!" These are the first lines of this fun book.

My children loved activity books when they were little, something to do, something to look for. And silly rhymes. Well, Dr. Seuss often gave them both. But in none of it books was it as much fun to look for the unexpected than in "Wacky Wednesday". On page one you find one thing out of order and there are more on every single page until there are twenty on the last one, e.g. a fish fishing for men, a plane driving on the street, houses on top of another rather than in a row ... Very funny for little ones to look at and for beginner readers to read for themselves.

From the back cover:

"Just how wacky can a Wednesday get? With shoes on the wall, tortoises in trees, pigs without legs and teachers on roller skates, children will have lots of fun counting all the wacky things they can find on each spread of this entertaining book.

With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic
Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK’s top ten favourite children’s authors, Dr. Seuss is a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide."

Theo LeSieg received the Pulitzer Prize for all his works in 1984.

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