NEW Paperback Picture Book & CD Set : The Cat in the Hat 50th Birthday Edition by Dr. Seuss
Theodor Geisel, writing as Dr. Seuss, created The Cat in the Hat in response to the May 25, 1954 Life magazine article by John Hersey, titled "Why Do Students Bog Down on First R? A Local Committee Sheds Light on a National Problem: Reading."
Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991) was an American writer and cartoonist most widely known for his children's books written under the pen name Dr. Seuss. He was not an official doctor, but his prescription for fun has delighted readers for more than 60 years.
Here we go again - down the list of the Top 100 Children's Books of all Time as voted by Junior magazine readers. I personally love The Snail and the Whale - both the book and the song written by Julia Donaldson. Shirley Hughes has written a series of books featuring Alfie and one of them is on the list.
Shrek is a fictional character from the children's book Shrek! and the Shrek films. He is the main protagonist of the book and the films. The name "Shrek" is derived from the German and Yiddish word "Schreck"/"Shreck", literally meaning "fear, terror."
Nick Butterworth was born in Kingsbury, North London. He has worked as a graphic designer for major London design consultancies. Nick then moved into freelance graphics and illustrations, working in partnership with three others, including Mick Inkpen.
Tomie dePaola was born on September 15, 1934 in Connecticut. He grew up there with his parents and his brother and sisters, Joseph, Judie and Maureen.
Tomie developed a love for books at an early age probably because his mother loved books and read to Tomie every day. At the age of four, Tomie told anyone who would listen that he wanted to write stories and draw pictures for books and to sing and tap dance on the stage when he grew up.
Long before multicultural characters and themes were fashionable, Ezra Jack Keats crossed social boundaries by being the first American picture-book maker to give the black child a central place in children’s literature.
Ezra Jack Keats was born in 1916, to impoverished Polish immigrants of Jewish descent.
It was evident early on that Jack was an artistically gifted child.
Roald Dahl was born in Wales on September 13th 1916. His parents were Norwegian. His writing career started in 1942 when he first wrote an article for the Saturday Evening Post.
For the first 15 years of his writing career, Dahl concentrated on writing for adults. His short stories are classics of the storyteller's craft. His stories were initially published in New Yorker, Harpers and Atlantic Monthly before being collected in book form.
The time has come to finally announce the results :
Um.... but before that.... if you are wondering what the illustration above is, it's from one of my favourite children's author/illustrator : Maurice Sendak.... from his book : Pierre - A cautionary tale in 5 chapters and a prologue.
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