Dr. Seuss's ABC

Dr. Seuss's ABC

by Dr. Seuss


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Arguably the most entertaining alphabet book ever written, this classic Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss is perfect for children learning their ABCs. Featuring a fantastic cast of zany characters—from Aunt Annie’s alligator to the Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz, with a lazy lion licking a lollipop and an ostrich oiling an orange owl—Dr. Seuss’s ABC is a must-have for every young child’s library.

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756921231
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Publication date: 01/28/2001
Series: I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Books Series
Sales rank: 798,331
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Theodor Seuss Geisel—aka Dr. Seuss—is, quite simply, one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. The forty-four 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.

Date of Birth:

March 2, 1904

Date of Death:

September 4, 1991

Place of Birth:

Springfield, Massachusetts

Place of Death:

La Jolla, California


B.A., Dartmouth College, 1925; Oxford University (no degree)

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Dr. Seuss's ABC 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
JNC713 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my grandson's first birthday. A great addition to establish any children's personal library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is good
Travelergwen More than 1 year ago
At least with this book I can console myself that there are only 26 letters. It's long, but there is an end in sight. My son loves this. My main complaint, other than length, is the use of imaginary words. I would prefer using real words to boost his vocabulary.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Welcome to the wonderful world of whimsical, wacky writing, and crazy, colorful caricatures - ¿Big Q, little q what begins with Q? The quick Queen of Quincy and her quacking quacker-oo.¿ An excellent educational tool, ¿Dr. Seuss¿s ABC¿ is an inspired introduction to the alphabet, both upper and lowercase letters, and also reinforces letter sounds through alliteration. The rhythm is so musical, it¿s addictive, rendering it GREAT fun to read aloud. I own the ¿adapted¿ board book edition as well, which is designed to appeal to newborns, and very young children with short attention spans who are not attentive enough for the full text versions. The text, format, and images have been adapted to accommodate board book standards; yet, the phrasing and prose still flow. That being said, the original is just that ¿ ORIGINAL. It is more amusing, entertaining, and educational, but is appropriate for older children, 4 years and older. If your child is three or older purchase an original version, otherwise think of introducing your infant to the shorter, travel-anywhere format, and procure the original at a later date. The marvelous, magical magician, who was Dr. Seuss, is worth it! Four-years and up.
lcisabell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This ABC, Dr Seuss book is great for early readers, the book show cases both Upper & lower case letters, the illustrations go along with the letters and words, each letter has its own character. As the reader goes through each letter, a letter is added on. Sentences are shortt, simple and funny Children can read on their own as well as enjoy being read too. Can be used to teach or reinforce alliteration and ryhymes (beginning and ending sounds).
fonsecaelib530A on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Seuss, D. (1991). Dr. Seuss's ABC. New York: Random House. (Original work published 1963).Ages: 3 to 6 years oldMore a book of sounds that a book of words, Dr. Seuss's ABC is an alphabet book that brings imagination into play, mixing real words with made-up ones as each letter is celebrated. Each letter in printed in its capital (BIG) and lower case (little) version, followed by the question, ¿What begins with ___?¿ The answer is a sentence that uses alliteration to teach children the sound of the letter, and the repetition of the letter for reinforcement. The rhymes are full of nonsense and always very entertaining. The words from each sentence are represented in Seuss¿s classic drawing style. The colors are bright, and so is the mood of the text. This is a fun book to read aloud to children, and one that kids will be eager to read by themselves. Writing an alphabet book to name creatures that only exist in Seuss¿s imagination and teach children words that only exist in Seuss¿s vocabulary may seem counterproductive to some, but the crazy illustrations and light-hearted rhymes are sure to capture children¿s hearts¿as it has done for almost 50 years.
KFBruck on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great way to start teaching younger kids the alphabet and differences between upper and lower case letters. I highly enjoyed this book as a young reader because of its silly rhymes and illustrations.
ReadAloudDenver on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"BIG Blittle bWhat begins with B?Barberbabybubbles and abumblebee."I love Dr. Seuss's ABC fun use of alliteration and rhymes. The book shows both upper- and lower-case and gives examples of several words that begin with the letter and shows illustrations of each word. Some examples even help teach counting and cause and effect like..."BIG Slittle sSilly Sammy Slicksipped six sodasand gotsick sick sick."Kids will love learning their ABC's with this book because they're having so much fun!
kellyholmes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Way better than most other "alphabet books" out there!
kmsmith13 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a great read for students who are learning the letters of the alphabet. Dr. Seuss goes through each letter giving several words that begin with it. It is a great way to get students thinking about other words that start with certain letters. Also, there is some repetition so students could read along with you. This would be a great book for kindergardeners and beginner readers.
calvetti on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Much like Chris Van Allsburg's "The 'Z' was Zapped," this is a book that travels through the alphabet giving us words that start with every letter along the way. This is a great book for beginning readers. The characters in this book are very Seuss like - with the big eyes and elongated necks and disproportionate bodies. The characters are always full of life and energy which is there to make reading fun.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is not a great early reader, but it is a fun readaloud for those learning the alphabet.You know the format of abecedarians. Each letter is illustrated with a rhyme - it might be a sentence describing the scene (Silly Sammy Slick sipped six sodas and got sick sick sick) or a list of various items in the picture that start with the letter (Big N, little n, what begins with those? Nine new neckties, and a nightshirt, and a nose).Very typically Seussian, really great read-aloud - neither too long nor too short.Please note that I do not recommend the board book. They arbitrarily edited some of the rhymes (never for the better), and anyway, it's poorly constructed and likely to fall apart. Just get the real book. You'll thank me later.
ht107821 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great story in helping children learn their A B C. Just like any Dr. Seuss Book we read it hads rythem and ryhmn in it. Children will love to use this book in order to get to know the Alphabet. It really does not have a certain plot, or charecter or a setting. In extention ideas I might have the children make up their own words that relate to the alphabet. As in A - Apple, B -Bat. In this collection of words the class might make up their own book.
sarah_walker on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Dr. Seuss's ABC" is a unique take on the Alphabet song. The book can be read to the tune of "ABCS" and incorporates a great cast of characters. Readers will be introduced to Little Lola Lopp, Nixie Knox, and of course, Rosy Ross who owns a red rhinoceros while learning the alphabet.While many Seuss books reveal a deep, underlying truth, this book is all fun and games. The humorous tone is present throughout. The sometimes tongue twisting language will keep readers of all ages wondering, "What begins with 'A'?"In a class, I would assign a letter to each one my students and have them create their own verse. We would then perform their version in front of other classes. The students could act out their version or the original version. Each student would have a part in the production. Older children could include makeshift sets, costumes, and props.
rmbowers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Rarely does one book solely satisfy teaching phonemic awareness to children. Dr. Seuss's book, Dr. Seuss's ABC, not only includes one of the elements suggested to teacher phonemic awareness, but has three! Alliteration, rhyme, and the alphabet, are creatively woven together to create a one of a kind book that will have children recognizing sounds in no time!
JoseDelAguila on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
With Dr. Seuss as your guide, learning the alphabet is as easy as A, B, C.
mdelaney03 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book goes through the entire alphabet and uses different words in a rhyming fashion to demonstrate all the letters. Although some of the words are made up, all the letters have several examples of how those letters could be used in names or in sentences, and they force the reader to use them multiple times.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Not your normal ABC book, this one uses Dr. Seuss's creativity for something you haven't seen anywhere else before. Great for parents who are tired of A is for Apple and fun for kids.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved Dr. Seuss's ABC book. The kids I nanny for love that they can recognize the letters and the silly pictures that go along with each one. This book is great for younger children who are just learning the alphabet and also older children who are looking for a fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this interactive book and now it asks for my name and credit card number to open? That's just ridiculous...I'd rather have my money back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Doesnt work. I want my money back.
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Joy Gompah More than 1 year ago
I like the ABC Book by Dr. Seuss. This book is about the abc's. It tells you letters and what begins with the letter. It is fun and it rhymes. My aunt can buy it so my baby cousin can learn the abc's. by HM (first grade)