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Oh Say Can You Say? by Dr. Suess
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Oh Say Can You Say? (1979)

by Dr. Suess

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This book does not have a story line to grasp any meaning from. It is filled with may tongue twisters that make the book difficult to read and comprehend for some students, especially at a young age. The illustrations are fun and full of color. It is because of the color and the creativeness of the words, I would use this in my classroom for a fun read aloud and a break from the busy learning filled day. A lot of the words are made up, I think it would be fun to even use this book as a creative writing opportunity. Have students write their own poem or tongue twister making up words or using real words. ( )
  mholtan | Dec 3, 2015 |
OH, SAY CAN YOU SAY? is a children's book that is full of silly tongue twisters that really make children have to slow down to be able to pronounce the words. The book is listed under beginner books for Dr. Seuss. Overall the book goes through different characters all trying to do silly things such as read this book, bakecup cake hats, or pin shin bones on dinosaurs. This book has super silly illustrations that will keep the child wanting to read more if the rhyming fails. Overall I would use this book to help teach pronunciation and use it to help kid who read to fast to slow down and actually look at the words. ( )
  CSpear25 | Oct 27, 2015 |
Dr. Suess of course does an amazing job with this book and I really enjoyed reading it and reading it out loud as well!
  ninaberger | Sep 9, 2015 |
this story is a classic dr. sues tale with a play on words and tongue twisters.
  taylortrost | Sep 8, 2015 |
This isn't a book with a plot but simply a collection of tongue twisters. There's the traditional Seussical flair to the wording and illustrations, but after a while the twisters start to just sound like gibberish. Admittedly, I am not a fan of tongue twisters so I'm not really the ideal audience for this book. If you are a fan of tongue twisters, then this book is definitely for you. If you're a Dr. Seuss fan, you might also enjoy this book, although it's worth noting this title is more in line with a nonsensical Seuss book like Hop on Pop than with a Seuss book with a more traditional storyline such as The Lorax or How the Grinch Stole Christmas. ( )
  sweetiegherkin | Mar 7, 2014 |
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Caution: for advanced storytellers only! The tongue twisters in this book will have your children laughing for hours--and that laughter just might be directed at you! Mixing genuine words with classic Seuss vocabulary, Oh Say Can You Say gets trickier with every page. You'll start off easy with this cautionary limerick:
Said a book-reading parrot named Hooey, "The words in this book are all phooey. When you join them your lips will make slips and back flips, and your tongue may end up in Saint Looey!"
Don't say he didn't warn you. For a truly inspired family gigglefest, this is the top of the charts. (Preschool to early reader) --Jill Lightner

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