July 28, 2015

Dr. Seuss Classic Celebratory Tour: Review – Happy Birthday to You!

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In the Fall of 2013, an original manuscript with accompanying sketches by Dr. Seuss, aka Ted Geisel, was discovered in the La Jolla, California home of the late beloved children’s author. That complete manuscript was for the picture book, WHAT PET SHOULD I GET?, and will be published by Random House Children’s Books on July 28, 2015. It is the first original new Dr. Seuss book since the publication of the last book of Dr. Seuss’s career, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! in 1990. WHAT PET SHOULD I GET? captures the excitement of a classic childhood moment—choosing a pet—and features the brother and sister characters that Dr. Seuss drew in One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.

In celebration of this publication, a whole slew of bloggers are reviewing different Dr. Seuss books!  

We will be reviewing Happy Birthday to You! published in 1959 (WOW!)

You can check out what other bloggers are reviewing by the list at the end of the post!

You can also find out more about What Pet Should I Get after the review!

What was your favorite Dr. Seuss book?  Are you feeling nostalgic yet?

Happy Birthday to You

Bigger than New Year’s, the Fourth of July, and Halloween all rolled into one, birthdays are for celebrating with Dr. Seuss in his first all-color picture book, Happy Birthday to You! Fly with the Great Birthday Bird in this fantastical commemoration of YOU! And make the most of your special day, which only comes once a year!
“Today you are you! That is truer than true!
There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”
The ultimate birthday gift for ages one to 101—from the one and only Dr. Seuss!

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MaryAnn-2015I remember reading Dr. Seuss books as a child, and I remember having them read to me (which was probably the best thing of all). I remember how engrossed I was with each word, each page, each picture, each story. Every book different than the last…

And now as a mom, I was able to watch the same reactions in my children (twice!). There’s nothing like a Dr. Seuss book to transport you back in time to when times seemed a whole lot easier.

Happy Birthday to You! Is no exception. From start to finish, I was smiling. Why? Because this book is a celebration of you! It’s YOUR birthday! It’s YOUR day! Celebrate YOU because YOU are what makes this world all that more better!

It was an explosion of words that would make anyone feel like they were the most important person in the world on their birthday. The best cake, the best gifts, the best party…the best everything because it’s YOUR day!

How could you not smile after reading this book? I am going to start a new tradition. I’m reading this book to my kids on their birthday…I don’t care how old they are…AND I’m going to read this book to my grandkids. The words and rhymes in Happy Birthday to You! will, no doubt, leave the birthday boy or girl feeling special beyond words.

What I wished while reading Happy Birthday to You! was that someone was reading it to me. The best part of listening to a Dr. Seuss book was looking at the pictures while listening to the words. It made the world of Dr. Seuss all that more magical!

I recommend Happy Birthday to You! by Dr. Seuss to readers everywhere! I think it would be a wonderful addition to any birthday celebrations you may have. But I can’t only recommend one Dr. Seuss book! I encourage you to explore as many as you can, and get swept up in a world created for kids and for those of us who are young at heart.

What Pet Should I Get

A never-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss!

This never-ever-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss about making up one’s mind is the literary equivalent of buried treasure! What happens when a brother and sister visit a pet store to pick a pet? Naturally, they can’t choose just one! The tale captures a classic childhood moment — choosing a pet — and uses it to illuminate a life lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but sometimes you just have to do it!

Told in Dr. Seuss’s signature rhyming style, this is a must-have for Seuss fans and book collectors, and a perfect choice for the holidays, birthdays, and happy occasions of all kinds.

An Editor’s Note at the end discusses Dr. Seuss’s creative process, his interest in animals, and Seussian creatures throughout his work.

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Publication Date:  July 28, 2015
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books

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Dr. Seuss 44 Classic Book Celebratory Tour
  1. And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, 1937 – The Young
  2. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, 1938 – Bookish Antics
  3. The Seven Lady Godivas, 1939 – The Eater of Books
  4. The King’s Stilts, 1939 – On Starships and Dragonwings
  5. Horton Hatches the Egg, 1940 – The Book Cellar
  6. McElligot’s Pool, 1947 – Media Mikes
  7. Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose, 1948 –Mommie of 2
  8. Bartholomew and the Oobleck, 1949 – Nonperfect Parenting
  9. If I Ran the Zoo, 1950 – Live to Read
  10. Scrambled Eggs Super! 1953 – Word Spelunking
  11. Horton Hears a Who! 1954 – Bookiemoji
  12. On Beyond Zebra! 1955 – Jessabella Reads
  13. If I Ran the Circus, 1956 – Book Hounds
  14. The Cat in the Hat, 1957 – The Bookbag
  15. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 1957 – Nightly Reading
  16. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, 1958 – Winter Haven Books
  17. Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories, 1958 – Alice Marvels
  18. Happy Birthday to You! 1959 – Chapter by Chapter
  19. Green Eggs and Ham, 1960 – Poland Bananas
  20. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, 1960 – Once Upon a Twilight
  21. The Sneetches and Other Stories, 1961 – The Mod Podge Bookshelf
  22. Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book, 1962 – Good Books and Good Wine
  23. Dr. Seuss’s ABC, 1963 – The Irish Banana
  24. Hop on Pop, 1963 – Mundie Moms
  25. Fox in Socks, 1965 – Page Turners
  26. I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, 1965 – Book Rock Betty
  27. The Cat in the Hat Songbook, 1967 – Giveaway Train
  28. The Foot Book, 1968 – I Am A Reader
  29. I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! And Other Stories, 1969 – Cuddlebuggery
  30. I Can Draw It Myself, 1970 – The Children’s Book Review
  31. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? 1970 – Curling Up with a Good Book
  32. The Lorax, 1971 – Elizziebooks
  33. Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! 1972 – Reading with ABC
  34. Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? 1973 – Me, Myshelf, and I
  35. The Shape of Me and Other Stuff, 1973 – Paperback Princess
  36. There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! 1974 – Presenting Lenore
  37. Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! 1975 – YA Books Central
  38. The Cat’s Quizzer, 1976 – Lille Punkin’
  39. I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! 1978 – Confessions Of A Vi3tbabe
  40. Oh Say Can You Say? 1979 – Ex Libris
  41. Hunches in Bunches, 1982 – No BS Book Reviews
  42. The Butter Battle Book, 1984 – Novel Novice
  43. You’re Only Old Once! 1986 – Dad of Divas
  44. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! 1990  – Jesse the Reader

1 Comment

  1. I absolutely LOVE dr. Seuss! when I heard a new book from him was found, I was beyond excited! I think this blog tour idea is awesome. I am having so much fun re-visiting all of my favorite books from him. I think everyone needs to read dr. Seuss.

    Great post! Thanks for sharing ;)

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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