Dr Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel; 1904-1991) was an American author, most widely known for his popular children's books. The books are characterized by the use of imaginative characters and rhyme. The first best selling one was The Cat in the Hat which became the prototype for the Random House's series, Beginner Books, which included The Foot Book. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and later three Academy Awards. Dr Seuss authored 44 children's books. Since his death in 1991, he still continues to be the best-selling author of children's books.
The Foot Book was intended for younger children and was first published in 1968. As a book it sets out to convey the concept of opposites by depicting different kinds of feet.
Wet foot. Dry foot. Low foot. High foot. Early readers will enjoy marching in time to the beat of many, many feet with Dr. Seuss’ fun exploration of opposites.
With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranking among the UK’s top ten favourite children’s authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with nearly half a million books sold worldwide.
This delightful book forms part of the third stage in HarperCollins’ major Dr. Seuss rebrand programme. With the relaunch of six more titles in January 2004, such all-time favourites as The Lorax, The Foot Book and Yertle the Turtle now boast bright new covers that incorporate much needed guidance on reading levels: Blue Back Books are for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books are for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books are for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. The Foot Book belongs to the Blue Back Book range.
All fetishes aside, The Foot Book is a delightful tribute to the diverse and multifaceted world of feet. Not merely a realm of ankles, arches, and toes--as this self-proclaimed "Wacky Book of Opposites" attests--the podiatry province welcomes all kinds: "Slow feet/Quick feet/Well feet/Sick feet." Dr. Seuss has put his best foot forward here, in a whimsical approach to showcasing opposites. Wet feet contrast dry feet, and low feet contrast high feet. Though hot feet and cold feet aren't specifically referenced, we get the sense that those are okay too. As usual, the rhymes are quick and quirky, and Seuss's illustrations will knock kids' socks off.
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