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*Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? (Bright & Early Books)* by Dr. Seuss writing as Theo. LeSieg, illustrated by Roy McKie

 
Also by Dr. Seuss:

The Lorax Pop-Up!

The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories

Oh, the Place You'll Go! (Party Edition)

Oh, Baby! Go, Baby! (A Cat in the Hat All-by-Myself Beginner Book)

The Big Green Book of Beginner Books (A Cat in the Hat All-by-Myself Beginner Book)

Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! (Bright & Early Board Book)

Happy Birthday to You! (Party Edition)

Happy Birthday, Baby (Dr. Seuss Nursery Collection)

The Cat in the Hat (Party Edition)

McElligot's Pool

Up, Up, Up with the Cat (Dr. Seuss Nursery Collection Rag Book)
Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? (Bright & Early Books)
by Dr. Seuss writing as Theo. LeSieg, illustrated by Roy McKie
Ages 4-8 36 pages Random House January 2008 Hardcover    

Book reviews for Dr. Seuss books are challenging to write - who really has anything but accolades for his classic stories? Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? is one of many books in the Bright and Early Books series designed as a starting point for novice readers. The text is simple, the print is large, and the rhythm will roll off the tongues of young readers just like the dozens of its Seussian predecessors.

The story revolves around whether the reader would rather be one thing or another from usually two equally appealing or equally unappealing choices. It starts with the basic question, asking for a decision relating to whether the reader would prefer to be a dog or cat, or a bullfrog or butterfly, with both questions begging a quick response.

The questions become more descript, escalating to the choice between a Bloogle Bird who flies around and sings or a bumblebee that flies around and stings. The question of whether you would prefer to be a soda or piece of smelly cheese, or a dollar bill or a pile of change, will likely elicit a laugh, as will whether you would prefer to have six feet or one hundred and sixty-four.

Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? is a great introduction to reading and to the world of Dr. Seussóboth of which are well-deserving of this elaborate entry.
 
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