Get ready to have a marvelous time with your kids, while you read "Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!" to them. This children's book brings to you a tale by poet Jack Prelutsky and artist Lane Smith. With all the characteristics of a classic Dr.Seuss, "Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!" highlights the value of individuality and thinking for yourself. Bags of wacky rhyme and humor coupled with intrepid and vivid artwork, make this children's book a joyful experience. Interestingly, the characters and storyline of this book were developed by Dr.Seuss, shortly before his death in 1991. That's not all- "Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!" brings you original sketches and handwritten notes by the author.
For 30 years, Jack Prelutsky's inventive poems have inspired legions of children to fall in love with poetry. His outrageously silly poems have tickled even the most stubborn funny bones, while his darker verses have spooked countless late-night readers. His award-winning books include Tyrannosaurus Was a Beast, The Dragons Are Singing Tonight, The Random House Book of Poetry for Children, and The Beauty of the Beast. While attending a Bronx, New York, grade school, Prelutsky took piano and voice lessons and was a regular in school shows. Surprisingly, Prelutsky developed a healthy dislike for poetry due to a teacher who -left me with the impression that poetry was the literary equivalent of liver. I was told it was good for me, but I wasn't convinced.- In his early twenties, Prelutsky spent six months drawing imaginary animals in ink and watercolor. One evening, he wrote two dozen short poetry verses to accompany each drawing. A friend encouraged him to show them to an editor, who loved his poems (although not his artwork!) and urged him to keep writing. Prelutsky listened and he is still busy writing.Jack Prelutsky lives on Mercer Island in Washington with his wife, Carolynn.