Author(s): Bonnie Worth
What's the story today? Funny that you should ask. We're going to take on a whale of a task! Join the Cat in the Hat as he introduces beginning readers to whales, dolphins and porpoises. This title and others form part of a series of books that takes an off-beat look at nature and natural sciences through a fun combination of Seussian rhymes and zany illustrations. Aimed at early readers -- from four to seven year olds -- the books are designed to bridge the gap between concept books written for preschoolers and more formal non fiction titles that require fluent reading skills. By presenting the facts in a lively and rhythmic manner, they provide the critical foundation upon which complex facts and ideas can eventually be built.
Dr Seuss books never disappoint, and this one is no exception. Easy and fun to read, this one playfully introduces beginner readers to the wonderful world of cetaceans with tons of facts about whales, porpoises and dolphins. The rhymes are terrific and the illustrations are beautiful. Kids will love it. Paul, The Book Grocer
Theodor Seuss Geisel -- better known to millions of his fans as Dr. Seuss -- was born the son of a park superintendent in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1904. After studying at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and later at Oxford University in England, he became a magazine humorist and cartoonist, and an advertising man. He soon turned his many talents to writing children's books, and his first book -- And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street -- was published in 1937. His greatest claim to fame was the one and only The Cat in the Hat, published in 1957, the first of a hugely successful range of early learning books known as Beginner Books.