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Bartholomew and the oobleck by Dr. Seuss

Bartholomew and the oobleck

by Dr. Seuss

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In prose rather than Seuss's usual wacky verse. Uncharacteristically crappy. I don't know what else to say other than this was ultra disappointing. ( )
  engpunk77 | Aug 10, 2015 |
Reissue of the 1950 Caldecott Honor book. ( )
  Sullywriter | May 22, 2015 |
Classic Seuss. Long, but with an excellent theme of standing up to authority when necessary and doing the right thing. Also, wonderful excuse to make oobleck in science or just for fun. ( )
  kradish | Jun 27, 2014 |
A very creative book for little children. This book is about a boy and a King. The boy observes and notices that the King is sick of the four natural weather patterns that come from the sky, the sunshine, rain, fog, and hail. The king summons the sorcerers to bring down the oobleck which brings frustration to the people of the palace. The oobleck adds to the fun of the story and shows us how it can frustrate something so worthy as a castle. The boy and the king come to a conclusion of apologizing so that the oobleck will go away. I recommend this book for K-3 graders. ( )
  sabdelaz | Apr 26, 2014 |
Good book for teaching students different states of matter, but of course from Dr. Seuss point of view.
  MirandaR | Dec 8, 2013 |
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Bartholomew and the Oobleck easily qualifies as a Seuss classic, first told way back in 1949. And its message--the importance of owning up to your mistakes and saying that you're sorry--is as timeless now as it was then.

Bartholomew Cubbins serves thanklessly as pageboy to King Derwin of Didd, a headstrong man who's decided he isn't satisfied with mere sun, fog, rain, and snow. ("Humph! The things that come down from my sky!") He wants something else, something uniquely his own, so he calls in his royal magicians ("Shuffle, duffle, muzzle, muff. Fista, wista, mista-cuff. We are men of groans and howls, mystic men who eat boiled owls"). Happy to oblige, the magicians tell the king they can make "oobleck" fall from the sky, only nobody--not even the magicians--knows just what oobleck is. But after a night of arcane incantations, everyone in the kingdom gets a taste of the stuff (in the case of the Captain of the Guard, literally!), as the green, gluey goo gums up everything in sight.

Of course, Bartholomew tries to help, but it's up to the king to save the day, as he learns to utter not magic words but simple words with magic in them: "I'm sorry." (Ages 4 to 8) --Paul Hughes

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The King, tired of rain, snow, sun and fog, commands his magicians to make something else come down from the sky, but when oobleck falls, in sticky greenish droplets, Bartholomew Cubbins shames the King and saves the kingdom.

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