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Please Try to Remember the First of Octember! (1977)

by Theodore Lesieg, Art Cumings (Illustrator), Dr. Seuss (Author)

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This is a story by Dr.Seuss about a holiday known as the "First of Octember" in which all of your wishes come true. I always enjoy Dr. Suess books and I believe that they are enjoyed by a very large percentage of children. I believe that these books are so enjoyable because of how the text is presented. The stories are written completely in rhyme which become almost like a song for students. I believe that it is easier for young readers to read and follow text that rhymes, and the text itself becomes more memorable for them. I also believe that students will be attracted to this book because it is one in the collection of Dr. Seuss books. I believe that since children will recognize the author and the structure of the book, they will be excited to read a story that is familiar to ones that they have heard before. Lastly, I feel that the illustrations are fun and vivid, which would really attract young readers. I definitely would like to use many Dr. Seuss books in my own classroom. ( )
  jfoti | May 8, 2014 |
Oh how I wish Octember existed! ( )
  Snukes | Jun 14, 2013 |
This is a quick read. I don't object to the silliness of the first of "Octember", but I found the book a little *too* repetitive. Well, even great writers have some duds. ( )
  conuly | Apr 24, 2009 |
This story was about helping children learn the months of the year. The children are suspose to make a list of all the things they want and when October first gets here there will be a celebration. On October first the children will be able to play with everything on their list. This story teaches children to have patience and it also teaches children the months of the year.
  JDHensley | Apr 8, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0394835638, Hardcover)

Question: What do you get the kid who wants everything? Answer: Please Try to Remember the First of Octember!, the wonderfully exaggerated Beginner Book that gently pokes fun at the green-eyed monster in all of us. Reissued with a new cover taken from the interior, this backlist classic is a parent's wish come true!

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Every wish is fulfilled on the First of Octember.

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