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Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!

Written by Dr. Seuss and Jack Prelutsky & illustrated by Lane Smith
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Apr 8, 1998
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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 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.

What Kind of Book is Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!

Themes:
school
teachers
Categories:
funny and humorous
early readers
Genres:
fiction
Linguistic Styles:
rhyming

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Who Wrote Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!

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Dr. Seuss

THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL–aka Dr. Seuss–is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From <i>The Cat in the Hat </i>to <i>Oh, the Places You’ll Go!</i>, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The 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 <i>McElligot’s Pool</i>, <i>If I Ran the Zoo</i>, and <i>Bartholomew and the Oobleck</i>, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.

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Jack Prelutsky

For 30 years, <b>Jack Prelutsky</b>’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 <i>Tyrannosaurus Was a Beast</i>, <i>The Dragons Are Singing Tonight</i>, <i>The Random House Book of Poetry for Children</i>, and <i>The Beauty of the Beast</i>.

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Who Illustrated Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!

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Lane Smith

Lane Smith is the award-winning author of Grandpa Green, It’s a Book, There Is a Tribe of Kids, and his most recent, A Perfect Day, among others. In 2012, the Eric Carle Museum named him a Carle Artist for “lifelong innovation in the …

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780679890089
Publication Date:
April 8, 1998
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0679890084

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