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I Am Not Going to Get Up Today!

Written by Dr. Seuss & illustrated by James Stevenson
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Oct 12, 1987
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Dr. Seuss’s hilarious Beginner Book about a boy who refuses to get out of bed!
 
NOTHING is getting the young hero of this easy-reader out of bed—not an alarm clock, roosters, barking dogs, the police, the news media, or the United States Marines! With illustrations by beloved New Yorker cartoonist James Stevenson—and a plot that children and adults can relate to—this is a funny fantasy that the whole family can enjoy together!
 
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.

“A rhyming story that is full of laughs. ‘The alarm can ring. The birds can peep….Today’s the day I’m going to sleep,’ says a lazy boy one morning, and despite a pail of icy water, television coverage, and the arrival of the Marines, he vows to stay in bed–and he does! The repetition of concepts and words will keep children turning the pages, as will the energetic drawings. A sure draw for early readers.”–Booklist.  

What Kind of Book is I Am Not Going to Get Up Today!

Themes:
sleep
beds
Categories:
early readers
funny and humorous
easy readers
Genres:
fiction
Linguistic Styles:
rhyming

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Who Wrote I Am Not Going to Get Up Today!

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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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Who Illustrated I Am Not Going to Get Up Today!

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James Stevenson

James Stevenson has written and illustrated more than a hundred books for children.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780394892177
Publication Date:
October 12, 1987
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0394892178
Lexile® Level:
450L

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