Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book
Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book is a 1962 children's book by Dr. Seuss; this book begins with a small bug, named Van Vleck, yawning. This yawn spreads and the book follows various creatures, including the Foona Lagoona Baboona, the Collapsible Frink, the Chippendale Mupp, The Offt, the Crandalls, throughout the lands who are sleeping, or preparing to sleep. Towards the end of the book the sleepers in the world are recorded by a special machine. A Warning is printed on the inside cover of the book that "this book is to be read in bed" as it is intended to put children to sleep; the final line of the book is a simple, unmetered "Good night". Format: Hardcover ISBN 978-0-394-80091-2 Category: Juvenile Fiction - Bedtime & DreamsJuvenile Fiction - Bedtime & DreamsJuvenile Fiction - Stories In Verse Author: Dr. Seuss Also Available: Also available as an eBook. Catalog record for Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book at the United States Library of Congress
The King's Stilts
The King's Stilts is a children's book written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel under the pen name Dr. Seuss, published in 1939 by Random House. Unlike many Dr. Seuss books, it is narrated in prose rather than verse; the King's Stilts tells the story of King Birtram of Binn, who dedicates himself to safeguarding his kingdom, which lives in a precarious existence. It is surrounded by water, held back from flooding the land by a ring of dike trees, which are in turn subject to attack from flocks of nizzards. To protect the kingdom, a legion of Patrol Cats is organized to keep the nizzards at bay, King Birtram sees to their care personally; when not attending to his royal duties, the King enjoys himself with a rigorous cavorting on his personal red stilts, which distresses his minister Lord Droon. When Droon manipulates the King's page boy Eric to steal and hide the stilts, the King grows depressed and begins to neglect his duties; as a result, the Patrol Cats become less vigilant, soon the nizzards make headway in eating away the dike trees.
Seeing the results of his actions, Eric resolves to return the stilts to the King and succeeds in doing so despite Lord Droon's efforts to stop him. King Birtram summons the energy to mobilize the Patrol Cats to fight off the nizzards and save the kingdom. Lord Droon is imprisoned and forced to eat nizzard every day while Eric is rewarded with his own pair of red stilts, joining the King on his outings; the King's Stilts was published in 1939, as Geisel's second book for Random House and his fourth book overall. Although it was more successful than his previous book, The Seven Lady Godivas, its sales were still a disappointment: 4,648 copies were sold in 1939 and 394 in 1940. Cohen, Charles; the Seuss, the Whole Seuss and Nothing But the Seuss: A Visual Biography of Theodor Seuss Geisel. Random House Books for Young Readers. ISBN 0-375-82248-8. OCLC 53075980
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a children's story by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel written in rhymed verse with illustrations by the author, it follows the Grinch, a grouchy, solitary creature who attempts to put an end to Christmas by stealing Christmas-themed items from the homes of the nearby town Whoville on Christmas Eve. The story was published as a book by Random House in 1957, at the same time in an issue of Redbook; the book criticizes the commercialization of Christmas. Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named it one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children". In 2012, it was ranked number 61 among the "Top 100 Picture Books" in a survey published by School Library Journal – the fourth of five Dr. Seuss books on the list; the book has been adapted as a 1966 animated TV film starring Boris Karloff, a 2000 live-action feature film starring Jim Carrey, a 2018 computer-animated film starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The Grinch is a bitter, cave-dwelling creature with a heart "two sizes too small", living as a hermit on the snowy Mount Crumpit, a steep high mountain just north of the town of Whoville, home of the merry and warm-hearted Whos.
His only companion is Max. From his cave, the Grinch can hear the noisy Christmas festivities. Continuously annoyed, he devises a wicked scheme to steal their presents and food for their Christmas feast, he crudely disguises himself as Santa Claus, forces Max, disguised as a reindeer, to drag a sleigh down the mountain towards Whoville. Once at Whoville, the Grinch slides down the chimney of one house and steals all of the Whos' Christmas presents, the Christmas tree, the log for their fire, he is interrupted in his burglary by Cindy Lou, a little Who girl, but concocts a crafty lie to effect his escape from her home. After stealing from one house, he does the same thing to all the other houses in the village of Whoville. After spending all night stealing stuff from the houses of Whoville, the Grinch travels back to the top of Mount Crumpit, intending to dump all of the Christmas stuff into the abyss; as dawn arrives, the Grinch expects the people in Whoville to let out bitter and sorrowful cries, but is confused to hear them singing a joyous Christmas song instead.
He is puzzled until it dawns on him that "maybe Christmas means a little bit more" than just presents and feasting. The Grinch's shrunken heart grows three sizes; the reformed and liberated Grinch returns to the village to give back all of the Whos' Christmas stuff and participate in their Christmas feast. The Grinch first appeared in a 32-line illustrated poem by Dr. Seuss called "The Hoobub and the Grinch,", published in the May 1955 edition of Redbook magazine. Dr. Seuss began work on How the Grinch Stole Christmas! A couple of years around the beginning of 1957, he had completed The Cat in the Hat and was in the midst of founding Beginner Books with Phyllis and Bennett Cerf and his wife, Helen Palmer Geisel. Helen, who had ongoing medical problems and had suffered a small stroke in April 1957 acted as an unofficial editor, as she had with previous Dr. Seuss books. Dr. Seuss wrote the book and was finished with it within a few weeks. Biographers Judith and Neil Morgan wrote, "It was the easiest book of his career to write, except for its conclusion."
According to Dr. Seuss: I got hung up getting the Grinch out of the mess. I got into a situation where I sounded like a second-rate preacher or some biblical truism... In desperation... without making any statement whatever, I showed the Grinch and the Whos together at the table, made a pun of the Grinch carving the'roast beast.'... I had gone through thousands of religious choices, after three months it came out like that. By mid-May 1957, the book was in the mail to the Random House offices in New York. In June, Dr. Seuss and Helen took a month-long vacation to Hawaii, where he checked and returned the book's galley proof; the book debuted in December 1957, in both a book version published by Random House and in an issue of Redbook. Dr. Seuss dedicated the book to Theodor "Teddy" Owens, the one-year-old son of his niece, Peggy Owens. M. S. Libby, writing in the New York Herald Tribune, compared the book favorably to Dr. Seuss's earlier works: "His peculiar and original genius in line and word is always the same, yet, so rich are the variations he plays on his themes, always fresh and amusing."
Kirkus Reviews wrote, "Youngsters will be in transports over the goofy gaiety of Dr. Seuss's first book about a villain." The reviewer called the Grinch "easily the best Christmas-cad since Scrooge." Ellen Lewis Buell, in her review in The New York Times, praised the book's handling of its moral, as well as its illustrations and verse. She wrote: Even if you prefer Dr. Seuss in a purely antic mood, you must admit that if there's a moral to be pointed out, no one can do it more gaily; the reader is swept along by the ebullient rhymes and the weirdly zany pictures until he is limp with relief when the Grinch reforms and, like the latter, mellow with good feelings. The review for The Saturday Review of Literature stated: "The inimitable Dr. Seuss has brought off a fresh triumph in his new picture book... The verse is as lively and the pages are as bright and colorful as anyone could wish." The reviewer suggested that parents and older siblings reading the book to young children would enjoy its moral and humor.
Charlotte Jackson of the San Francisco Chronicle called the book "wonderful fantasy, in the true Dr. Seuss manner, with pictures in the Christmas colors." Some writers, including Dr. Seuss himself, have made a connection between the Dr. Seuss. In the story, the Gr
Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose
Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose is a 1948 children's book by Dr. Seuss. Thidwick, a moose in a herd numbering sixty who subsist on moose-moss and live on the northern shore of Lake Winna-Bango, grants a small bug's request to ride on his antlers free of charge; the bug takes advantage of the moose's kindness and settles in as a permanent resident, inviting various other animals to live on and in the moose's antlers. The kind-hearted moose acquiesces to the unexpected living arrangements, treating the animals as'guests' though he never told them explicitly that they were allowed to live there, his passengers are thoughtless and selfish, the situation gets out of control. When one of the guests, a woodpecker, begins drilling holes in Thidwick's antlers, the other moose give Thidwick an ultimatum: if he doesn't get rid of his guests he will leave the herd; when Thidwick's sense of decency compels him to forgo the comforts of herd life in favor of indulging his guests, his herd leaves him behind.
Winter comes, the herd swims across the lake to find fresh supplies of moose-moss. Thidwick wants to do the same, but his guests object, insist that Thidwick not take "their home to the far distant side of the lake." As he faces starvation, Thidwick refuses to go against his guests' wishes, he remains on the cold, northern shore of the lake where his guests prefer to reside. Meanwhile, the heartless residents of Thidwick's antlers, who pay no regard to the increasing physical or psychological load that the moose is forced to endure, continue inviting other animals to live with them; the situation comes to a head when a group of hunters spot Thidwick and pursue him, with the goal of shooting him and mounting his head on the wall of the Harvard Club in New York City: a building well known in the 1930s and 1940s for its hunting trophies. Thidwick attempts to outrun the hunters, but the heavy load, including his passengers' refusal to permit him to travel across the lake, prevents him from escaping.
Just before his capture, Thidwick remembers that it is time for him to shed his antlers. At the last moment he drops his antlers, makes a snide comment to his former guests, escapes by swimming across the lake to rejoin his herd, his former guests are captured by the hunters and are stuffed and mounted, still perched on his antlers, on the trophy wall of the Harvard Club. The story explores the limits of sharing. Neil Reynolds had discussed it as a parable of the social welfare state. Aeon J. Skoble discusses Thidwick at length as an exemplification of the idea of property rights, of Locke's formulation of property rights. Skoble argues that Thidwick is badly mistaken in viewing the other animals as "guests", that the story demonstrates this. In a essay in the same volume, Henry Cribbs makes a similar point, considering whether "Thidwick" is a case of squatter's rights. Shortly after the book was published, David Dempsey, writing in The New York Times, said: "Thidwick is a masterpiece of economy, a shrewd satire on the "easy mark" who lets the conventions of society get the better of him.
The genius of the story, lies in its finale. A man of less consistence than Seuss would have let Thidwick be rescued by the creatures he is defending but Seuss' logic is rooted in principle, rather than sentiment, the sponging animals get what they deserve. Incidentally, this is what the child expects." Welcome, a 1986 Soviet animated film Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose, a 1992 direct-to-video short following Horton Hears a Who! Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose at Seuss Dude Thidwick, the Big-hearted Moose at Google Books
McElligot's Pool is a children's book written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel under the pen name Dr. Seuss and published by Random House in 1947. In the story, a boy named Marco, who first appeared in Geisel's 1937 book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, imagines a wide variety of strange fish that could be swimming in the pond in which he is fishing; the story begins as a boy named Marco fishes in McElligot's Pool. A local farmer tells him that he is never going to catch anything. Marco holds out hope and begins to imagine a scenario in which he might be able to catch a fish. First, he suggests that the pool might be fed by an underground brook that travels under a highway and a hotel to reach the sea. Marco imagines a succession of fish and other creatures that could be in the sea and therefore the pool, he imagines, among others, a fish with a checkerboard stomach, a seahorse with the head of an actual horse, an eel with two heads. When Marco is done imagining, he tells the farmer, "Oh, the sea is a so full of a number of fish,/ If a fellow is patient, he might get his wish!"
Geisel painted some of the water colors that illustrate McElligot's Pool while vacationing with his wife, Helen, at the summer home of their friend Kelvin Vanderlip, in southern California. The book was the first Dr. Seuss book to use water colors for its illustrations. Marco, the book's main character, first appeared in And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, the first Dr. Seuss book and was first published in 1937 by Vanguard Press. Geisel dedicated the book to his father, whom the dedication refers to as "the World's Greatest Authority on Blackfish, Fiddler Crabs, Deegel Trout." According to Dr. Seuss biographers Judith and Neil Morgan, "deegel trout" was a private joke between Geisel and his father, started during a fishing trip when Geisel was a boy, his father had pretended that they had caught them. McElligot's Pool, Geisel's first book in seven years, was published by Random House in 1947 and was well received, it became garnered Geisel his first Caldecott Honor. The review in the Saturday Review of Literature stated, "Children will have nothing but admiration for this boy who heard there were no fish in McElligot's Pool and saw them swimming in from the sea."
M. B. King of the Chicago Sun emphasized the book's humor, writing, "This time prepare to chuckle under water for you'll be meeting the weirdest, funniest creatures of the sea which imagination can conjur." S. J. Johnson of Library Journal called the book "as diviniely idiotic" as And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. Fensch, Thomas; the Man Who Was Dr. Seuss. Woodlands: New Century Books. ISBN 0-930751-11-6. MacDonald, Ruth. Dr. Seuss. Twayne Publishers. ISBN 0-8057-7524-2. Morgan, Neil. Dr. Seuss Mr. Geisel: a biography. New York: Da Capo Press. ISBN 978-0-306-80736-7. Nel, Philip. Dr. Seuss: American Icon. Continuum Publishing. ISBN 0-8264-1434-6. Pease, Donald E.. Theodor Seuss Geisel. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-532302-3. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish is a 1960 children's book by Dr. Seuss, it is a simple rhyming book for beginning readers, with a freewheeling plot about a boy and a girl named Jay and Kay and the many amazing creatures they have for friends and pets. Interspersed are some rather surreal and unrelated skits, such as a man named Ned whose feet stick out from his bed, a creature who has a bird in his ear, one man named Joe who cannot hear the other man's call; as of 2001, over 6 million copies of the book had been sold, placing it 13th on a list of "All-Time Bestselling Children's Books" from Publishers Weekly. Based on a 2007 online poll, the United States' National Education Association labor union named the book one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children." Visje een visje twee visje visje in de zee Devarim muzarim korim ba-sefarim Yi tiao yu, liang tiao yu, hong de yu, lan de yu Un pez, dos peces, pez rojo, pez azul Eyn fish, tsvey fish, royter fish, bloyer fish Poisson un, poisson deux, poisson rouge, poisson bleu Rik Mayall narrated this story as part of a HarperCollins audiobook that includes The Lorax, Dr. Seuss's ABC and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish was part of the Beginner Book Video series which included Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! and The Foot Book. A book titled Two Dads, Brown Dad, Blue Dads was published in 1994, a parody of the title. In the Supreme Court case, Yates v. United States, Justice Elena Kagan cited the book in her dissent to support the argument that fish are tangible objects as defined in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; the title of the 1991 episode of The Simpsons "One Fish, Two Fish, Blue Fish" is a clear parody of the title. The song "One Thot, Two Thot, Red Thot, Blue Thot" by rap artist Yung Gravy references the story in its title, swapping the word fish for thot; the book was the basis of a theme park attraction located at Universal's Islands of Adventure in the Seuss Landing area of the park, called "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish"
Flies are insects with a pair of functional wings for flight and a pair of vestigial hindwings called halteres for balance. They are classified as an order called Diptera, that name being derived from the Greek δι- di- "two", πτερόν pteron "wings"; the order Diptera is divided with about 110 families divided between them. The earliest fly fossils found so far are from the Triassic, about 240 million years ago. Many insects, such as the butterfly, contain the word are not Dipterans; the word "fly" is sometimes used colloquially and non-scientifically as a name for any small flying insect: the term "true fly" is sometimes invoked to make clear the insect being referenced is a Dipteran. Flies have a mobile head, with a pair of large compound eyes, mouthparts designed for piercing and sucking, or for lapping and sucking in the other groups; the suborder Nematocera have long antennae. Flies have only a single pair of wings to fly; the hindwings evolved into advanced mechanosensory organs, which act as high-speed sensors of rotational movement and allow them to perform advanced aerobatics.
Claws and pads on their feet enable them to cling to smooth surfaces. The life cycle of flies consists of the eggs, larva and the adult. Flies undergo complete metamorphosis; the pupa in higher dipterans is a tough capsule. Flies have short lives: for example, the adult housefly lives about a month; the source of nutrition for adult flies is liquified food, including nectar. Flies are of human importance, they are important pollinators, second only to their Hymenopteran relatives. They may have been responsible for the first plant pollination in the Triassic. Mosquitoes are vectors for malaria, West Nile fever, yellow fever and other infectious diseases. Flies can be annoyances in some parts of the world where they can occur in large numbers and settling on the skin or eyes to bite or seek fluids. Larger flies such as tsetse flies and screwworms cause significant economic harm to cattle. Blowfly larvae, known as gentles, other dipteran larvae, known more as maggots, are used as fishing bait, as food for carnivorous animals, in medicine for debridement to clean wounds.
Fruit flies are used as model organisms in research. In culture, the subject of flies appears in religion, literature and music. Dipterans are insects that undergo radical metamorphosis, they belong to the Mecopterida, alongside the Mecoptera, Siphonaptera and Trichoptera. The possession of a single pair of wings distinguishes most true flies from other insects with "fly" in their names. However, some true flies such as Hippoboscidae have become secondarily wingless; the cladogram represents the current consensus view. The first true dipterans known are from the Middle Triassic around 240 million years ago, they became widespread during the Middle and Late Triassic. Phylogenetic analysis of times of divergence suggests that dipterans originated in the Permian, some 260 million years ago. Modern flowering plants did not appear until the Cretaceous, so the original dipterans must have had a different source of nutrition other than nectar. Based on the attraction of many modern fly groups to shiny droplets, it has been suggested that they may have fed on honeydew produced by sap-sucking bugs which were abundant at the time, dipteran mouthparts are well-adapted to softening and lapping up the crusted residues.
The basal clades in the Diptera include the enigmatic Nymphomyiidae. Three episodes of evolutionary radiation are thought to have occurred based on the fossil record. Many new species of lower Diptera developed in the Triassic, about 220 million years ago. Many lower Brachycera appeared in the Jurassic, some 180 million years ago. A third radiation took place among the Schizophora at the start of the Paleogene, 66 million years ago; the phylogenetic position of Diptera has been controversial. The monophyly of holometabolous insects has long been accepted, with the main orders being established as Lepidoptera, Coleoptera and Diptera, it is the relationships between these groups which has caused difficulties. Diptera is thought to be a member of Mecopterida, along with Lepidoptera, Siphonaptera and Strepsiptera. Diptera has been grouped with Siphonaptera and Mecoptera in the Antliophora, but this has not been confirmed by molecular studies. Diptera were traditionally broken down into two suborders and Brachycera, distinguished by the differences in antennae.
The Nematocera are recognized by their elongated bodies and many-segmented feathery antennae as represented by mosquitoes and crane flies. The Brachycera have rounder bodies and much sh