Dr. Seuss’s ABC

With Dr. Seuss as your guide, learning the alphabet is as easy as A, B, C.

About the author

“A person’s a person, no matter how small,” Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, would say. “Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and delighted.”

Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped millions of kids learn to read.

Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 2, 1904. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1925, he went to Oxford University, intending to acquire a doctorate in literature. At Oxford, Geisel met Helen Palmer, whom he wed in 1927. Upon his return to America later that year, Geisel published cartoons and humorous articles for Judge, the leading humor magazine in America at that time. His cartoons also appeared in major magazines such as Life, Vanity Fair, and Liberty. Geisel gained national exposure when he won an advertising contract for an insecticide called Flit. He coined the phrase, “Quick, Henry, the Flit!” which became a popular expression.

Geisel published his first children’s book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, in 1937, after 27 publishers rejected it.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, an Academy Award, three Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and three Caldecott Honors, Geisel wrote and illustrated 44 books. While Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading.

  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Lexile Measure: NP
  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Brdbk edition (November 26, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679882812
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679882817
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.5 x 5.8 inches

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Reviews:Jackie on Amazon wrote:

When I worked as a toddler teacher , this was my favorite book to read to the children ! And theirs as well. I read it so often I have memorized the whole thing. Now I read it with my kids and frequently quote the letter rhymes when working on reading and writing with my kindergartner. The rhymes are extremely catchy and fun. It gets to a point with toddlers that they only have the attention span if it rhymes. I strongly prefer the board book version to the larger paper hard back version. The board book version is slightly shorter but in a way that makes it a more fun read.


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