Scrambled Eggs Super!
Scrambled Eggs Super! is a 1953 book by American children's author Dr. Seuss, it tells of a boy named Peter T. Hooper, who makes scrambled eggs prepared from eggs of various exotic birds. At the beginning of the story, Peter T. Hooper brags to a girl, Liz, in his mother's kitchen about how good of a cook he is, he tells the story of how, when he became fed up with the taste of regular scrambled eggs using hen's eggs, he decided to scramble eggs from other birds. He tells of how he travelled great distances and discovered a variety of exotic birds and their eggs, he explains his criteria for choosing some eggs, because of their sweetness, avoiding others. He takes the eggs home but decides that he still needs more, he calls on the help of some friends he knows from around the world, including a "fellow named Ali". After each bird Peter finds he states the phrase..."Scrambled Eggs Super Dee Dooper Dee Booper Special Deluxe a la Peter T. Hooper". Ruth C. Barlow of the Christian Science Monitor called it a "gay extravaganza".
It received positive reviews from Chicago Sunday Tribune and The New York Herald Tribune for Seuss's illustrations of the birds. Phillip Nel, in the book Dr. Seuss: American Icon, wrote that Scrambled Eggs Super! was one of Seuss's less politically oriented books
I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew
I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew is a 1965 children's book by Dr. Seuss; the story features classic Seuss drawings in his distinctive pen and ink style. The book is a first-person narrative told by a young narrator who experiences troubles in his life and wishes to escape them, he sets out for the city of Solla Sollew and learns that he must face his problems instead of running away from them. He goes back home to deal with his "troubles", arming himself with a big bat and resolving that "Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!" The journey includes several fantastic, troublesome, encounters. In one instance, the protagonist is forced to haul a wagon for a bossy companion. In another scene, he is drafted into the army under the command of the fearsome General Genghis Kahn Schmitz, who abandons him at a critical moment; as the story opens, the young protagonist lives a happy and carefree life in the Valley of Vung, but one day, all that changes when he goes out for a stroll to look at daisies and hurts himself by tripping over a rock, which sets off the troubles he will soon face.
The protagonist vows to be more careful, but a green-headed Quilligan Quail bites his tail from behind. Worse still, a Skritz dives to sting his neck and a Skrink bites his toe, proving that troubles can come from all directions; as the protagonist tries to fight off his troubles, a man on a One Wheel Wubble drawn by a camel comes up and explains that like the protagonist, he too is experiencing a troubled life and has decided to escape his troubles by going to Solla Sollew, a city on the beautiful banks of the river Wah-Hoo, known to never have troubles. He invites the protagonist to come along with him. Eager to escape his troubles, the protagonist joins the wubble driver, but after a long night of traveling, the camel gets sick and starts to bubble. At first, the driver and protagonist pull him on the wubble, but for the rest of the day, the driver acts lazy and has the protagonist do all the hard work; the next day they thankfully discover a camel doctor, Dr. Sam Snell, who diagnoses their camel with a bad case of gleeks and orders him to go to bed for at least twenty weeks.
The driver makes it up to the protagonist by telling him he can catch the 4:42 bus to Solla Sollew at the nearest bus stop, but when the protagonist gets to the bus stop he learns from a sign tacked on a stick that the Solla Sollew bound bus is out of service, leaving him to hike for one hundred miles. Soon, the poor protagonist is caught in a storm. A kindly stranger tells him that the storm is the infamous "Midwinter Jicker" and allows the protagonist to take shelter in his house, where a family of mice and a family of owls are taking shelter. After many a sleepless night and dreaming of sleeping in Solla Sollew, the protagonist awakens to find that the flood-waters have washed the house over a cliff, with him still inside, he spends twelve days in the flood-waters. The protagonist climbs the rope, only to discover that his savior is General Genghis Kahn Schmitz, who drafts him into his army for an upcoming battle against the Perilous Poozer of Pompelmoose Pass, a lion-like creature. At the pass, the General discovers he and his army are outnumbered by too many Poozers and orders an immediate retreat without fighting, leaving the protagonist to face the Poozers alone, armed only with "a shooter and one little bean".
The protagonist manages to escape the Poozers by diving down an air vent marked "Vent No. 5" but has to spend the next three days trying to find his way through a network of tunnels inhabited by birds, all going in the wrong direction. Close to the end of the third day, he finds a door and discovers he's come out at the beautiful banks of the river Wah-Hoo. Realizing he's reached his goal, the protagonist rushes out to Solla Sollew. At the gates of Solla Sollew, the protagonist is greeted by a friendly doorman; the doorman explains to the protagonist about the only trouble the city has: a key-slapping slippard who takes charge of the city has moved into the lock of the door, which happens to be the only way into Solla Sollew, bugs the doorman by continuously slapping the key out of the keyhole whenever he tries to insert it, thereby preventing anyone from entering the city. Because killing a slippard is considered an omen of bad luck, the doorman cannot evict this pest in that regard. However, he decides instead to leave Solla Sollew for the city of Boola Boo Ball, on the banks of the beautiful river Woo-Wall, where troubles are nonexistent, invites the protagonist to come along.
At first, the protagonist considers joining the doorman, but realizing that he's come all this way for nothing, he instead decides to go back home to the Valley of Vung and deal with his troubles. He recognizes that he will have at least some troubles for the rest of his life, but at least now, he's ready to face them. Armed with a bat, the Protagonist now gives the rocks, quail and skrink troubles of their own. In Seussical, the character of General Genghis Kahn Schmitz makes an appearance as a secondary character, he introduces JoJo to the military school in song. This sets up a su
Green Eggs and Ham
Green Eggs and Ham is a children's book by Dr. Seuss, first published on August 12, 1960; as of 2016, the book has sold 8 million copies worldwide. The story has appeared in several adaptations starting with 1973's Dr. Seuss on the Loose starring Paul Winchell as the voice of both Sam-I-am and the first-person narrator; the story follows an unnamed character who does not like green eggs and ham and his adversary Sam-I-Am who wants him to eat it. The story becomes a refrain as Sam persistently follows his rival through an assortment of locations and dining partners; the character gives in and tries the dish, just to make Sam “let him be”, finds it quite tasty responding, "I do so like green eggs and ham. Thank you. Thank you, Sam-I-am." Green Eggs and Ham is one of Seuss's "Beginner Books", written with simple vocabulary for beginning readers. The vocabulary of the text consists of just 50 words and was the result of a bet between Seuss and Bennett Cerf, Dr. Seuss's publisher, that Seuss could not complete an entire book without exceeding that limit.
The 50 words are: a, am, anywhere, are, be, box, could, dark, do, eggs, goat, green, here, house, I, if, in, like, may, me, not, on, or, Sam, see, so, that, them, they, tree, will, would, you. Green Eggs and Ham was published on August 12, 1960. By 2001, it had become the fourth-best selling English-language children's hardcover book of all time; as of 2014, the book has sold 8 million copies. In 1999 the National Education Association conducted an online survey of children and teachers, seeking the 100 most popular children's books; the children ranked Green Ham third, just above another Dr. Seuss book, The Cat in the Hat; the teachers ranked it fourth. Teachers ranked it fourth again in a 2007 NEA poll. Scholastic Parent & Child magazine placed it #7 among the "100 Greatest Books for Kids" in 2012; that same year, it was ranked number 12 among the "Top 100 Picture Books" in a survey published by School Library Journal – the first of five Dr. Seuss books on the list; the book has become sufficiently ingrained in the cultural consciousness that U.
S. District Court Judge James Muirhead referenced Green Eggs and Ham in his September 21, 2007 court ruling after receiving an egg in the mail from prisoner Charles Jay Wolff, protesting against the prison diet. Muirhead ordered the egg rendered his judgment in the style of Seuss. Senator Ted Cruz read the book on the floor of the United States Senate during his filibuster over the funding over Obamacare. Musician will.i.am has stated. On September 29, 1991, following Dr. Seuss' death earlier that week, the Reverend Jesse Jackson recited an excerpt of Green Eggs and Ham on Saturday Night Live during a special tribute segment. Green Eggs and Ham is the third of the three Geisel stories that were adapted into the television special Dr. Seuss on the Loose, which featured a connecting narration by The Cat In The Hat, in 1973; the character appeared in Fox in Socks with a few changes to him, such as no hat. The song "Green Eggs and Ham" was recorded by the band Moxy Früvous on their 1992 independent debut album Moxy Früvous and is a rap treatment of the famous story.
The book was made into a Living Books adaptation for the PC and there were similar differences to reflect the new media such as Sam-I-Am sings his opening lines. An upcoming animated television series based on the book, Green Eggs and Ham, will premiere on Netflix in 2019, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, A Very Good Production, A Stern Talking To, Random House Children's Entertainment and Gulfstream Television and distributed by Warner Bros. Television; the book was featured as one of the segments brought to life via live-action in a stage-play fashion in the 1994 TV film In Search of Dr. Seuss. In VHS/DVD, The book had included two other stories, The Tooth Book & Ten Apples Up On Top. לֹא רָעֵב וְלֹא אוֹהֵב Huevos verdes con jamón Groene eieren met ham 火腿加綠蛋 Prosciutto e uova verdi Virent ova! Viret perna! Kto zje zielone jajka sadzone? Les œufs verts au jambon Lynda. How Dr. Seuss Created Green Eggs and Ham
The Sneetches and Other Stories
The Sneetches and Other Stories is a collection of stories by American author Dr. Seuss, published in 1961, it is composed of four separate stories with themes of tolerance and compromise: "The Sneetches", "The Zax", "Too Many Daves", "What Was I Scared Of?". Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children." In 2012 it was ranked number 63 among the "Top 100 Picture Books" in a survey published by School Library Journal – the fifth of five Dr. Seuss books on the list; the first two stories in the book were adapted, along with Green Eggs and Ham, into 1973's animated TV musical special Dr. Seuss on the Loose: The Sneetches, The Zax, Green Eggs and Ham with Hans Conried voicing the narrator and both Zaxes and Paul Winchell and Bob Holt voicing the Sneetches and Sylvester McMonkey McBean respectively; the first story in the collection tells of a group of yellow bird-like creatures called the Sneetches, some of whom have a green star on their bellies.
At the beginning of the story, Sneetches with stars shun those without. An entrepreneur named Sylvester McMonkey McBean appears and offers the Sneetches without stars the chance to get them with his Star-On machine, for three dollars; the treatment is popular, but this upsets the original star-bellied Sneetches, as they are in danger of losing their special status. McBean tells them about his Star-Off machine, costing ten dollars, the Sneetches who had stars pay the money to have them removed in order to remain special. However, McBean does not share the prejudices of the Sneetches and allows the starred Sneetches through this machine as well; this escalates, with the Sneetches running from one machine to the next... "...until neither the Plain nor the Star-Bellies knew whether this one was that one... or that one was this one... or which one was what one... or what one was who."This continues until the Sneetches are penniless and McBean departs as a rich man, amused by their folly. Despite his assertion that "you can't teach a Sneetch", the Sneetches learn from this experience that neither plain-belly nor star-belly Sneetches are superior, they are able to get along and become friends.
"The Sneetches" was intended by Seuss as a satire of discrimination between races and cultures, was inspired by his opposition to antisemitism. In The Zax, a North-going Zax and a South-going Zax meet face to face; because they stubbornly refuse to move to get past each other, the two Zax become stuck and think that the world would stand still. The Zax stand so long that they realize that the world didn't stand still, a highway overpass is built around them; the story ends with the Zax still standing there "unbudged" in their tracks. "Too Many Daves" is a short story about a mother, Mrs. McCave, who named all 23 of her sons Dave; this causes minor problems in the family, the majority of the story lists unusual and amusing names she wishes she had given them, such as "Bodkin Van Horn," "Hoos Foos," "Snimm," "Hot-Shot," "Shadrack," "Stuffy," "Stinky," "Putt-Putt", "Buffalo Bill," "Oliver Boliver Butt," "Biffalo Buff," or "Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate". The story ends with the statement that "she didn't do it, now it's too late."
"What Was I Scared Of?" Tells the tale of a character who encounters an empty pair of pale-green pants in dark and spooky locations. The character, the narrator, is afraid of the pants, which are able to stand despite the lack of a wearer. However, when he screams for help, the pants start to cry and he realizes that "they were just as scared as I!" The empty pants and the narrator become friends. This is one of the few Seuss works in verse, not anapestic tetrameter. In 1998 NATO translated the collection into Serbo-Croatian and planned to distribute 500,000 copies to children in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as part of a campaign to encourage tolerance. 1995 NATO bombing campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina
A hardcover or hardback book is one bound with rigid protective covers. It has a sewn spine which allows the book to lie flat on a surface when opened. Following the ISBN sequence numbers, books of this type may be identified by the abbreviation Hbk. Hardcover books are printed on acid-free paper, they are much more durable than paperbacks, which have flexible damaged paper covers. Hardcover books are marginally more costly to manufacture. Hardcovers are protected by artistic dust jackets, but a "jacketless" alternative is becoming popular: these "paper-over-board" or "jacketless hardcover" bindings forgo the dust jacket in favor of printing the cover design directly onto the board binding. If brisk sales are anticipated, a hardcover edition of a book is released first, followed by a "trade" paperback edition the next year; some publishers publish paperback originals. For popular books these sales cycles may be extended, followed by a mass market paperback edition typeset in a more compact size and printed on shallower, less hardy paper.
This is intended to, in part, prolong the life of the immediate buying boom that occurs for some best sellers: After the attention to the book has subsided, a lower-cost version in the paperback, is released to sell further copies. In the past the release of a paperback edition was one year after the hardback, but by the early twenty-first century paperbacks were released six months after the hardback by some publishers, it is unusual for a book, first published in paperback to be followed by a hardback. An example is the novel The Judgment of Paris by Gore Vidal, which had its revised edition of 1961 first published in paperback, in hardcover. Hardcover books are sold at higher prices than comparable paperbacks. Books for the general public are printed in hardback only for authors who are expected to be successful, or as a precursor to the paperback to predict sale levels. Hardcovers consist of a page block, two boards, a cloth or heavy paper covering; the pages are sewn together and glued onto a flexible spine between the boards, it too is covered by the cloth.
A paper wrapper, or dust jacket, is put over the binding, folding over each horizontal end of the boards. Dust jackets serve to protect the underlying cover from wear. On the folded part, or flap, over the front cover is a blurb, or a summary of the book; the back flap is. Reviews are placed on the back of the jacket. Many modern bestselling hardcover books use a partial cloth cover, with cloth covered board on the spine only, only boards covering the rest of the book. Bookbinding Paperback
Fox in Socks
Fox in Socks is a children's book by Dr. Seuss, first published in 1965, it features two main characters, Fox who speaks entirely in densely rhyming tongue-twisters and Knox who has a hard time following up Fox's tongue-twisters until the end. The book in some ways bears a resemblance to Green Ham, another book by Dr. Seuss. Both stories contain two main characters: one, stubborn and wants to be left alone; the book begins by introducing Knox along with some props. After taking those four rhyming items through several permutations, more items are added, so on; as the book progresses the Fox describes each situation with rhymes that progress in complexity, with Knox periodically complaining of the difficulty of the tongue-twisters. As the Fox gives an extended dissertation on tweetle beetles who knock out with paddles while standing in a puddle inside a bottle on a noodle-eating poodle, Knox interrupts him, stuffs him in the bottle and ends the conversation with a tongue-twister of his own: When a fox is in the bottle where the tweetle beetles battle with their paddles in a puddle on a noodle-eating poodle, THIS is what they call......a tweetle beetle noodle poodle bottled paddled muddled duddled fuddled wuddled fox in socks, sir!
Knox strolls away, thanking the speechless Fox for the fun. The tweetle beetle skit was featured in a 1975 CBS television special. Here, the skit was part of a job: that of a "famous tweetle beetle statistician". If you took on this job, "you could be the world's greatest authority on tweetle beetle battlistics, if you study tweetle beetles and their ballistic characteristics." It ended by cutting back to the base, with Mr. Hoober-Bloob waving his arms around, covering his ears, yelling, "Stop it! Stop it! I can't stand it! That world is a vastly cruddy, bloody bore!" The dissertation was read by Bob Holt, the voice of Mr. Hoober-Bloob, using a German impression similar to Ludwig von Drake; the story appears on RCA "Music Service" 33 1/3 RPM Stereo record number R 110329. The following is a transcript of the labels on the record itself: Side A Dr. Seuss Presents "Fox in Socks" A1 Fox in Socks A2 Fox in Socks Marvin Miller Music composed and directed by Marty Gold Side B 1B Green Eggs and Ham 2B The Rabbit, the Bear, the Zinniga-Zanniga Marvin Miller 1.
Music under the direction of Shelly Manne 2. Music composed and directed by Marty Gold Original Producer: Brad McCuen On the Dr. Seuss Presents... Audio CD Series, the story was narrated by Marvin Miller; the entire book was translated by the Israeli author and lyricist Leah Na'or into Hebrew as "בא עם גרבים". Some emendations were made to the original text for better rhyming; the translator wrote a new tongue-twister to fit the existing artwork. This version of the book was published in 1980 by Keter Publications in Jerusalem
Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday to You! is a 1959 children's book by Dr. Seuss, the first all-color picture book, it deals with a fantastic land called Katroo, where the Birthday Bird throws the reader an amazing party on their special day. It consists of a running description of a fantastical celebration, narrated in the second person, of the reader's birthday, from dawn to late night; the celebration includes fantastical and colorful gifts, foods and a whirl of activities all arranged by the Birthday Bird for the reader's birthday. It focuses on the reader's self-actualization and concludes with the happy and exhausted reader falling blissfully asleep. A popular Seuss paragraph in this book reads: "Today you are you, truer than true. There is no one alive, youer than you." Although Happy Birthday to You! was not directly adapted, The Birthday Bird appears in an episode of The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss; the book is dedicated to the author's "good friends" and "The Children of San Diego County."