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OH, THE THINKS YOU CAN THINK!

Author: Dr. Seuss

Illustrator: Theodor Seuss Geisel

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Publisher: Collins, and Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,

Material: hard cover

Summary: With silly pictures and rhymes, Dr. Seuss explains all of the things a reader can think about. Water is blue and birds are blue, then he asks "what would you do if you met a Jaboo?" The story pushes the reader to think about all sorts of things, real and imagined. This is a combination picture book easy reader that helps kids see that you can think about / imagine anything.

Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, read aloud book, learning to read, easy reader

Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 6 and up

Interest Level: 3 to 8

Reading Level: 1.8

Age of Child: Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™

Young Reader Reaction: One of the all-time favorite author's of early reading children's book demonstrates that you have the power to think about all kinds of things. I like how the book encourages the children to ask questions about all of their thoughts. I would definitely recommend this book for beginning readers and to be read aloud to the toddler just learning to speak, or pre-school group reading. The brings out laughter of the imagination of what you are able to think about.

Adult Reader Reaction: Every Dr. Seuss book I've ever read has made me laugh and celebrate the power of imagination. I would definitely count Oh the Thinks You Can Think among his best.

Pros: Bright colors, silly words, and rhymes come together in this testament to imagination. This is great to share one-on-one or in small groups with young children.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. This is a book that is great for preschoolers and high schoolers, too!

If You Liked This Book, Try: What's Out There, Maisy Goes to Preschool, Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site THE GOING TO BED BOOK   WHAT'S NEW AT THE ZOO; An Animal Adding Adventure   MR. BROWN CAN MOO! CAN YOU? DR. SUESS' BOOK OF WONDERFUL NOISES

Educational Themes: Many of the stories written by Dr. Seuss are to help children learn to read. This is a particularly good choice when you're looking for books that focus on letter sounds and how words come together.

Notes: A Reading Tub® volunteer submitted this review. He borrowed the book from the local library.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, rhyme

Date(s) Reviewed: February 2013

Other Reviews: See Critics' Reviews and reader feedback at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.




                 

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