Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! (Hardcover)

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    Started by Dr. Seuss, finished by Jack Prelutsky, and illustrated by Lane Smith, Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! is a joyous ode to individuality starring unsinkable teacher Miss Bonkers and the quirky Diffendoofer School (which must prove it has t...

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    For 30 years, Jack Prelutsky’s inventive poems have inspired legions of children to fall in love with poetry. His outrageously silly poems have tickled even the most stubborn funny bones, while his darker verses have spooked countless late-night readers. His award-winning books include Tyrannosaurus Was a Beast, The Dragons Are Singing Tonight, The Random House Book of Poetry for Children, and The Beauty of the Beast.

    While attending a Bronx, New York, grade school, Prelutsky took piano and voice lessons and was a regular in school shows. Surprisingly, Prelutsky developed a healthy dislike for poetry due to a teacher who “left me with the impression that poetry was the literary equivalent of liver. I was told it was good for me, but I wasn’t convinced.”

    In his early twenties, Prelutsky spent six months drawing imaginary animals in ink and watercolor. One evening, he wrote two dozen short poetry verses to accompany each drawing. A friend encouraged him to show them to an editor, who loved his poems (although not his artwork!) and urged him to keep writing. Prelutsky listened and he is still busy writing.
    Jack Prelutsky lives on Mercer Island in Washington with his wife, Carolynn.
    Started by Dr. Seuss, finished by Jack Prelutsky, and illustrated by Lane Smith, Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! is a joyous ode to individuality starring unsinkable teacher Miss Bonkers and the quirky Diffendoofer School (which must prove it has taught its students how to think--or have them sent to dreary Flobbertown). Included is an introduction by Dr. Seuss's longtime editor explaining how the book came to be and reproductions of Dr. Seuss's original pencil sketches and hand-printed notes for the book—a true find for all Seuss collectors! Jack Prelutsky and Lane Smith pay homage to the Good Doctor in their own distinctive ways, the result of which is the union of three one-of-a-kind voices in a brand-new, completely original book that is greater than the sum of its parts. For all of us who will never forget our school days and that special teacher, here is a book to give and to get.

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    ISBN 9780679890089
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 56
    Publisher Date 1998-05-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
    Copyright Year 1998
    Height 11.75 in
    Wdth 8.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.95 lb
    Language English
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Seuss, Dr.

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    • A Family Favorite!

      I have read this book to my one year old twins from birth and they enjoy listening to it as much as I love reading it to them. Every time I get this book out the kids smile and it holds their attention the entire time. It will be cherished for years to come!

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    • Hooray for Diffendoofer Day - Seuss

      A great resource for school and home libraries. Appropriate for all grades to motivate and find creative ways to teach as well as alleviate testing anxiety. Teachers who know how to managed discipline, motivate students, are knowledgeable about curriculum standards and objectives and are creative, are masters at getting points and information to students. Students who are involved in active learning remember the lessons taught. No need for testing anxiety by administrators, teachers or students, when minimal standards testing for State Competencies testing week comes. Everyone is prepared and must do what they have always been doing. Show what you know.

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