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D is for Dr. Seuss's ABC
No picture book conversation would complete without at least one offering from the classic Dr. Seuss.
Strictly speaking, Dr. Seuss’s ABCs should not be educational. Half of the words are made up, and most of the rest are higher reading level. Yet, the book transcends other more traditional alphabet books. Why?
Because it’s fun!
With his amazing command of language and playful images, Dr. Seuss wrote a book that concentrates more on how the letter sounds than what words the letter starts.
Herein lies the magic.
I couldn’t find a trailer for the book per se, but did find a fun app based on the book.
And I couldn't talk about the Great Dr. Seuss without mentioning Random House's amazing Seussical website
OK, now for the next installment of THE GREAT ALPHABET DISASTER.
When A B and C dropped into D’s page, Detective D was already deducing what the purple dotted line across his domain meant.
“Down, Danger,” D decreed, “Let’s Do some Detective work and Determine what made those.”
Danger was diligently sniffing each dot, and every once in a while tasting them. They were deliciously delectable.
“I’ve lost my Ball,” B told D, “Can you determine where it might have disappeared to?”
“Disappeared, huh,” D repeated smiling, “I Deduce that your missing ball and these Dots are connected.”
“I Cannot Confirm nor deny --” said C.
“But I can,” interrupted A, “And I Agree.”
“Definitely,” replied B, determined to use D’s letter while on his page. “But what do we do about it?”
D was about to decide, when C’s Cat danced onto his page. The Cat distracted D’s Dog, who deserted the delicious dots to chase her.
“Danger!” D decried, dashing after the chase. “You Dwell in this Domicile. You must stay in this Domain! Delay, Delay!”
“Cat!” C called after them. (C had never bothered to name her Cat.)
Soon D and his Dog were out of sight, and C turned back to case at hand.
“Don’t you desire to follow them?” B asked, still trying to think of d words to use.
C shrugged. “Cat can take care of herself,” She declared, as A B and C followed the line of dots onto the next page.
Will A B and C Determine what made those Delicious Dots? Don’t miss tomorrow’s installment of The Great Alphabet Disaster…
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