It's the literary equivalent of buried treasure! The audiobook edition features a cast of celebrity narrators who will bring these stories to life. Readers include:
In an introduction to the collection, Cohen explains the significance these seven stories have, not only as lost treasures, but as transitional stories in Dr. Seuss's career. With a color palette that has been enhanced beyond the limitations of the original magazines in which they appeared, this is a collection of stories that no Seuss fan (whether scholar or second-grader) will want to miss!
©2011 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. (P)2011 Random House Audio
Who doesn't love Dr Seuss? (Well, maybe Grinches.)
I was so excited when I saw that there were new stories out there that I got the audiobook from Audible. (The different celebrity narrators didn't hurt either.)
The stories had all the elements you came to expect in a Dr. Seuss story. The delightful rhymes, the peculiar situations, the strange animals, and the wonderful endings.
The commentary by the "finder" of the stories was also a treat. His description of what educators thought about how children learn words was so ludicrous I found it hard to think anyone felt that way.
For the most part the reading is very good, but there are a number of times where the intended cadence is broken due to the odd mid-sentence changes in what was intended. These changes, to me, are one of the unusual and interesting features of Dr. Seuss's writing, so I was disappointed to hear them missed at times.
It may not bother most people though, and despite that issue I still give it a high overall performance score.
...a PDF of the images from the book would be nice though!
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