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Mary

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  • The Lorax

  • By: Dr. Seuss
  • Narrated by: Ted Danson
  • Length: 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

Long before saving the earth became a global concern, Dr. Seuss, speaking through his character the Lorax, warned against mindless progress and the danger it posed to the earth's natural beauty.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A classic, but...

  • By Erin on 11-19-09

A Dr. Suess for all times - especially these times

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-08

I always recoomend Dr Seuss books for young readers. The rhythmic, repetition of rhyme and sounds help students appreciate the sound of written language. The imaginative and poignant stories also help children fall in love with books. The Lorax, in particular, gives an important message for families to talk about. In this age of global climate change and environmental awareness, this book will captivate children and give adults a way to talk about issues that kids are aware of in a way that childen can access.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Hop on Pop

  • By: Dr. Seuss
  • Narrated by: David Hyde Pierce
  • Length: 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 40

Hop on Pop read by David Hyde Pierce.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helping them love language

  • By Mary on 03-16-08

Helping them love language

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-08

I recommend all Dr. Seuss to help new readers enjoy reading and build fluency. The clever silly words, rhyme and repetition are all the more powerful when students can hear them and repeat them. Dr. Seuss has helped so many readers enjoy the sound and rhtyhm of our language. Hop on Pop is a particularly good starting place for kids as it's language is simple to master.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Clifford the Big Red Dog

  • By: Norman Bridwell
  • Narrated by: Stephanie D'Abruzzo
  • Length: 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

This is how it all began - in 1963, Norman Bridwell published his very first Clifford book, and kids have loved Clifford ever since. He's an adorable dog whose well-meaning bumblings have great kid appeal. Clifford is Emily Elizabeth's, and everyone's, favorite big red dog!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Early Readers!

  • By Mary on 03-16-08

Great Early Readers!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-08

These are great first listens for emerging readers. They are short enough for children who aren't used to audiobooks and I find that kids ask to listen to them several times. I find the Clifford recordings also work well when children listen and read along at the same time.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful