Thursday, May 1, 2008

And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street Book Review

By: Dr. Seuss
First Publication: 1937

Marco is in a pickle. His father has instructed him to keep his eyes peeled for interesting sights on the way to and from school, but all Marco has seen is a boring old horse and wagon. Imagine if he had something more to report, say, a zebra pulling the wagon. Or better yet, the zebra could be pulling a blue and gold chariot. No, wait! Maybe it should be a reindeer in that harness. Marco's story grows ever more elaborate as he reasons that a reindeer would be happier pulling a sled, then that a really unusual sight would be an elephant with a ruby-bedecked rajah enthroned on top. "Say! That makes a story that no one can beat, / When I say that I saw it on Mulberry Street." Time and again, Marco tops himself until he is positively wound up with excitement and bursts into his home to tell his dad what he saw on Mulberry Street.(Ages 3-8)

I never read And To Think I saw It On Mulberry Street as a child but love it as an adult. Two words, Wonderfully imaginative. I think this is a great book for children. It helps them learn to read, improve their vocabulary and use their imagination. This book has the sweetest illustrations. A definite recommendation from me. 5 stars out of a 5 star rating.

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