Imagine That!: How Dr. Seuss Wrote the Cat in the Hat by Judy Sierra

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Imagine That!: How Dr. Seuss Wrote the Cat in the Hat Read Online Free - A lively new picture-book biography of the most beloved children's book author of all time: Dr. Seuss!

Have you ever wondered how the great Dr. Seuss wrote his most famous book? Did you know that for The Cat in the Hat, he wasn't allowed to make up the fun words he was known for--like OOBLECK and IT-KUTCH and HIPPO-NO-HUNGUS? He was only allowed to use words from a very strict list!

This bouncy account of the early career of Dr. Seuss (a.k.a. Ted Geisel) proves that sometimes limitations can be the best inspiration of all.

Kid-friendly prose (with Seussian rhyme for Ted's dialogue) and whimsical illustrations by award winner Kevin Hawkes recall the work of Dr. Seuss himself. Writing tips from Dr. Seuss and exclusive letters from the author and illustrator, detailing how they created this book, are included!

Title : Imagine That!: How Dr. Seuss Wrote the Cat in the Hat
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ISBN : 0375974296
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 pages


Laura rated it ★★★★★

September 26, 2017

One of the most interesting and exciting picture book biographies I have ever seen. The illustrations are phenomenal. The illustrator Kevin Hawkes at his very best. A must have for a children's library. I absolutely love it!

Becky rated it ★★★★★

October 19, 2017

First sentence: 1954 was a great year to be a kid. There were five-cent doughnuts and one-cent lollipops. Rock and roll had just hit the record shops. Bookstores brimmed with exciting new books, like Charlotte's Web, The Lord of the Rings, and Horton Hears a Who! 1954 was a great year to be a kid...

Gary rated it ★★★★★

December 05, 2017

I clearly remember the Dick and Jane books from my earliest grades of elementary school. Dr. Seuss came along in later grades in the form of read-alouds. I loved when our teacher read to us The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins and Yertle the Turtle. My parents read Dr. Seuss book to me too: Horton...

Chris rated it ★★★★★

January 19, 2018

I love picture book biographies, and even if they aren't the best written, or leave out information I think should be included, I still really like their existence. Here's a biography that's really good - interesting, fun to read AND look at, and with lots of really interesting information. After...

Laura rated it ★★★★☆

January 05, 2018

How did Dr. Seuss write his classic The Cat in the Hat? Judy Sierra describes the challenge that led Seuss to dream up this seemingly simple book. The text of Imagine That! is simple enough that 1st and 2nd graders can follow and appreciate the story. I don't love Kevin Hawkes' illustrations -- t...

Amy rated it ★★★★★

January 13, 2018

This is a great (basic) biography about Dr. Seuss and how he got his start! I loved learning about the fact that Dr. Seuss' friend, Bennett Cerf (I had a riddle book by this author when I was a child) once proposed the ultimate challenge. He bet that Seuss could not write a beginning reader using...

Ms. rated it ★★★☆☆

February 07, 2018

Interesting book, but not quite enough information for middle school purposes. It would be good to use with elementary students when discussing a writing project.

Malissa rated it ★★★★☆

September 04, 2017

I love a book who's description starts with 'Have you ever wondered...', there is just something about those four words that will hook me, and honestly my children, every time. Now 'IMAGINE THAT' it said "Have you ever wondered how the great Dr. Seuss....stop right there! Do you honestly need any...

Aaron rated it ★★★★☆

January 28, 2018

This is a different kind of biography for Dr. Seuss. In a way it is written more to describe how Ted Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, got into writting easy reader books that would help kids learn how to read ... and how that process led to the creation of one of his most famous characters, the...

Barbara rated it ★★★☆☆

October 14, 2017

Following in the rhyming tradition of Dr. Seuss, the author describes how the children's author and illustrator accepted the challenge to come up with a first-grade reader that would enable youngsters to learn how to read while not boring them to tears. It was a lot harder than he thought since h...

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