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Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! / Dr. Seuss ; with some help from Jack Prelutsky & Lane Smith.

By: Seuss, Dr.
Contributor(s): Prelutsky, Jack | Smith, Lane [ill.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c1998Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 0679890084 (trade); 9780679890089 (trade); 0679990089 (lib. bdg.); 9780679990086 (lib. bdg.).Subject(s): Teachers -- Juvenile fiction | Schools -- Juvenile fiction | Stories in rhyme -- Juvenile fictionAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!; Online version:: Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!DDC classification: 811/.54 | [E] LOC classification: PZ8.3.G276 | Hm 1998
Contents:
Includes "How this book came to be."
Summary: The students of Diffendoofer School celebrate their unusual teachers and curriculum, including Miss Fribble who teaches laughing, Miss Bonkers who teaches frogs to dance, and Mr. Katz who builds robotic rats.
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The students of Diffendoofer School celebrate their unusual teachers and curriculum, including Miss Fribble who teaches laughing, Miss Bonkers who teaches frogs to dance, and Mr. Katz who builds robotic rats.

Includes "How this book came to be."

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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 6ÄThe original talents of Prelutsky and Smith bring an unfinished Dr. Seuss story to life-and what a story it is! The tale revolves around Diffendoofer School, a place where teachers make their own rules and students are taught to think. Their curriculum is an unusual one, covering such topics as "smelling," "laughing," and "how to tell a cactus from a cow," and the school is staffed by people who break all the stereotypes. When the principal informs the students that they must pass a rigorous test or risk being sent to dreary Flobbertown, the tension is palpable, but the inimitable Miss Bonkers is certain they'll pass. In fact, they receive the highest score, saving their school and their rather unorthodox education as well. The story fairly jumps off the page, as do the bright, exuberant collage and oil illustrations, which look like a combination of the familiar Seussian style and Smith's own. A sense of fun reigns supreme, and school comes off looking like a great place to be. Dr. Seuss's well-known books and characters (and even Ted Geisel himself) make cameo appearances throughout the work. The editor's notes on the process of creating the book include original sketches and ideas from Geisel's notebooks. This outstanding work is a must for all collections. Buy extra copies-and be sure to include one for the professional shelf as well. It's a great tribute to the importance of creative thinking in the classroom.ÄNancy Menaldi-Scanlan, LaSalle Academy, Providence, RI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. He wrote and illustrated more than 45 picture books under the pseudonym Dr. Seuss. His first picture book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, was published in 1937. His other books included The Cat in the Hat, The Butter-Battle Book, The Lorax, The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories, Fox in Socks: Dr. Seuss's Book of Tongue Tanglers, What Pet Should I Get?, and Oh, the Places You'll Go. In 1984, he received a Pulitzer Prize for his contributions to children's literature. He died of oral cancer on September 24, 1991 at the age of 87. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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