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The Cat in the Hat ©1957, 1985 Dr. Seuss Enterprises
Horton Hears a Who ©1954, 1982 Dr. Seuss Enterprises
How the Grinch Stole Christmas ©1957, 1985 Dr. Seuss Enterprises
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? ©1973 Dr. Seuss Enterprises
The Lorax ©1971 Dr. Seuss Enterprises
Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories ©1950, 1951, 1958, 1977, 1979, 1986 Dr. Seuss Enterprises
Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose ©1948, 1975 Dr. Seuss Enterprises
Horton Hatches the Egg ©1940, 1968 Dr. Seuss Enterprises
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back ©1958, 1986 Dr. Seuss Enterprises
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Contrary to what a previous reviewer said, the individual books all have chapter markers so you can jump directly to a particular book if you know the chapter number.
We downloaded this for a Thanksgiving week 1600 mile road trip with a four and two year old. I thought they wouldn't enjoy the stories without the pictures in front of them, but they couldn't get enough. Definitely helped to fill the time, and entertained the adults enough, too.
No, it's not a substitute for the books with pictures, but definitely worth it for travel. Also a good value for the number of books on this program.
The source material is unquestionably good; the readings are *mostly* very good; the music is intrusive, superfluous, and frankly, grating. Dustin Hoffman is the best of the bunch, showing incredible class and demonstrating that he is an Actor (capital A) even when reading "Horton Hears a Who". Not bad for a car trip, but you'll miss the pictures.
I bought this audiobook for a car trip to disney, but ended up using it daily. There are enough stories to keep them interested and the length is perfect for the longer errands around town.
I bought this (these) book(s) for ME! Used to read them to my children when they were younger than my grandchildren are now. Dr. Seuss is the Man! Good listening for all ages. You can't grow up until you understand all the messages he presents to be a better human being. I still listen...what fun is growing up anyway?!
Why spoil great reading and a wonderful book with loud silly music throughout? Someone has been watching too much bad video. Dr. Seuss did not write this with background music.
There is some distracting music in the background that takes away from the story. This book would have been better if it was accompanied by pictures from the books. No pictures and the mismatched music take away from the value and limits the applicable age ranges.
It goes without saying the books are great but I don't care for the format. My son is four and knows which book he wants to hear. This format does not allow you to skip to a specific book.
While the performances by the readers here are great, the incidental background music which sounds like it's all produced by a cheap and nasty 80's synthesiser ruined almost every story. The Lorax was rendered quite unlistenable. Such a shame!
"Great if you have the books"
A large part of the appeal of Dr Seuss books is the strange and fantastic pictures that accompany the rhymes. Obviously you are not going to get these with an audio book. I would therefore recommend this only once you have got the books. That way your child and you can really enjoy the thorough nonsense of the Seuss phenomenon.
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