Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!

Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!

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Started by Dr. Seuss, finished by Jack Prelutsky, and illustrated by Lane Smith, Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! is a joyous ode to individuality starring unsinkable teacher Miss Bonkers and the quirky Diffendoofer School (which must prove it has taught its students how to think--or have them sent to dreary Flobbertown). Included is an introduction by Dr. Seuss's longtime editor explaining how the book came to be and reproductions of Dr. Seuss's original pencil sketches and hand-printed notes for the book--a true find for all Seuss collectors!nbsp; Jack Prelutsky and Lane Smith pay homage to the Good Doctor in their own distinctive ways, the result of which is the union of three one-of-a-kind voices in a brand-new, completely original book that is greater than the sum of its parts. For all of us who will never forget our school days and that special teacher, here is a book to give and to get.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c1998.
ISBN: 9780679890089
0679890084
Characteristics: v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Prelutsky, Jack
Smith, Lane

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berthajeanj
Apr 19, 2015

A very fun book by Seuss, hooray

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mmcbeth29
Nov 18, 2014

This book about the "differenter" school called Diffendoofer is actually not 100% written by Dr. Seuss. This is his story concept, but he never completed it. After he died, the publisher brought in poet Jack Prelutsky and illustrator Lane Smith to finish it.

The story is wacky as you would expect from both Dr. Seuss and Prelutsky. It is written in silly rhyme. The illustrations are a mixture of the new (Smith), and the old (Dr. Seuss) pasted in, which gives it the feel of a tribute to Dr. Seuss. I enjoyed the silliness about this school where they learn "lots of things not taught in other schools." Although the rhyming is at times forced, it is still a lot of fun.

Great for all ages.

JewelMcLatchy Sep 26, 2012

Although not really written by Dr. Seuss, the feeling of a Seuss book is still there. A very fitting and touching tribute to all the wonderful teachers who encourage students to think outside the box.

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mmcbeth29
Nov 18, 2014

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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JewelMcLatchy Sep 26, 2012

Miss Loon is our librarian, / She hides behind the shelves, / And often cries out, "Louder!" / When we're reading to ourselves.

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