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We were all thrilled with all the books I have ordered. My son grew up listening to all the amusing stories of Dr. Seuss. Unfortunately all his favorite books were lost in a flood. So now I am sending my son new Dr. Seuss books to read to his young son. I've ordered the first set and the second set Of books. Both book orders have come on time and in perfect condition.
My 2.5 year old has been asking to learn to read and after much research, I thought the two Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collections would be a good place to start. Especially this one, with the ABC book, since he has to recognize all his letters before he can start sounding out words. We've been reading it every night for a week and he is already reciting his ABC's and able to announce which letter comes next before he sees it. Additionally, the books hold his attention, I enjoy reading them too, and the interesting mix of words, rhymes and odd stories seem like a great way to keep kids engaged. Neither of us have any issues with the quality of the books or thickness of the paper. Their the standard size, hardback versions and I'm very happy. Plus, what a great value!
I bought these because, even though he's only 6 months old, my son loves being read Dr. Seuss books. We think it has to do with the colorful pictures and cadence of the rhymes, because he doesn't get anywhere near excited with non-rhyming books. His great aunt got him the first beginner book collection, and after we saw how excited he got over those, we bought these so we weren't reading the same set of books over and over again. My mom has gotten him the Dr. Seuss board books, but they are abridged and very short. And while he likes chewing on the board books, he appears to enjoy looking at the pictures and being read to from the full length books better.
I love “Cat in the Hat” series which is very educational so I purchased this set for my 4 years old. I do like the stories but one thing. There are some words that I am not too comfortable to read for my young child such as “bad”, “kill” and “gun”. (Maybe I am a school teacher and I don’t use these words to my students) Otherwise, this is a good set.
All the kids loved the books as gifts for the holidays. I gave them out individually as add on gifts, as I came to find out each child already had some of the sets so filled in thier collection individually. Thank you Dr Seuss for such fun and interesting stories that have been favorites stretching accross generations of children and cultures.
I never grew up reading Dr. Seuss but a friend bought me his space book for my baby shower and fell in love with it. I bought the first beginner book collection (along with the second). Buyer beware, some of the collections are smaller than average book size so make sure you know that before hitting the 'buy' button. These series are normal book sized however.
All the Dr.Seuss' books are timeless & will always be a staple of the process of learning to read. I purchased these for my granddaughter. She's only 2, & can only look at the pics now, but she already loves them. It wouldn't surprise me if she were to start reading them a year from now.