Great Day for Up (Bright & Early Books)

by Dr. Seuss

Hardcover, 1974



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Random House Books for Young Readers (1974), Edition: 1, 36 pages


Rhymed text and illustrations introduce the many meanings of "up.".

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LibraryThing member Heather19
I haven't thought about this book in forever!! One of my favorite Dr. Seuss books! A very fun read with great rhymes.
LibraryThing member ashtonrice
good book that teaches children about everything that goes up!
LibraryThing member JDHensley
This story was about people, animals, and things being up. The story talks about how everything is up like the sun and things and people are up except one kid says that he is not getting up and he is going to sleep in bed all day. This story teaches children about many things that are up in one day.
LibraryThing member iayork
Dr. Seuss let's somebody else draw his book on "Up": "Great Day for Up" is a unique Dr. Seuss book and you can tell this just by looking at the cover. That is because while the book is written by Dr. Seuss it features the jolly drawings of the English artist Quentin Blake. Until this point every
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time I have read a book written by Dr. Seuss it was also illustrated by Dr. Seuss and when somebody else did the drawings Dr. Seuss used the name Theo. LeSieg (which is "Geisel" backwards). So the fact that this is a real "Dr. Seuss" book drawn by somebody else is pretty special.This Bright and Early Book provides rhymed text and illustrations introducing the many meanings of the word "up" as Seuss and Blake show beginning readers that this is a "Great day for up!" You get the point half way through the book but little kids should be able to hand on longer, especially when they are reading the book for themselves. Besides, by the end of "Great Day for Up" we get to the point where "EVERYONE on Earth is up!" (with one very important and rather ironic exception).
As with all of the Bright and Early Books for Beginning Beginners what you have here is a brief and funny story, where the words are few and easy, there is a catchy rhythm, and the pictures are happy and colorful clues to the text. These are designed for an even lower age group than the Bright and Early Books that followed "The Cat in the Hat," which was the "Harry Potter" of its day when it came to encouraging even pre-schoolers to discover the delights of reading for themselves. This is not one of the most interesting volumes in the series, but overall these books were a delight.
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LibraryThing member dbhutch
The book is about everything getting up , except at the end .. the kid in the bed said he wasn't getting up today.
LibraryThing member klightwi
A great way to teach kids about the different uses and meaning of the word up. It is also a great book for children to practice reading on as it has very few words.
LibraryThing member mhinderlie
Summary: Narrator shows the different meanings of the word through rhyme.

Genre: poetry
LibraryThing member JamieLewis
Love this book and all of Dr. Seuss' books. The rhyming is fun mixed into the story about things that go up! They use many common words mixed with pictures for children to start becoming familiar with daily words.
LibraryThing member RachelHollingsworth
Kindergarten- This book goes through a series of ups. It talks about all the things that go up ans says it really is a good day for up. It ends with a little boy who states that it is a good day for up, except for with him. He has decided that he is sleeping in today.


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9.31 inches


0394829131 / 9780394829135

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