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I Want to Be Somebody New!

Written by Robert LopshireAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Robert Lopshire


· Random House Books for Young Readers
· Hardcover Library Binding · Ages 4-6 years
· May 12, 1986 · $12.99 · 978-0-394-97616-7 (0-394-97616-9)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Spot, the beloved hero of Put Me in the Zoo, is back in another Beginner Book classic. When Spot grows tired of doing tricks in the circus, he decides to turn into another animal. But what kind? An elephant? An elephant is too big. A giraffe? A giraffe is too tall. How about a mouse? Can Spot’s friends help him see that the very best thing to be is himself? I Want to Be Somebody New! is a spot-on tale of individuality and friendship.

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

"Spot changes from elephant to giraffe to mouse, trying to find a new identity, but discovers that every animal shape has its drawbacks. This intelligent, cheerful sequel, with its simple rhyming text, lives up to the reputation of its predecessor."--Publishers Weekly.  

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“This intelligent, cheerful sequel, with its simple rhyming text, lives up to the reputation of its predecessor.”—Publishers Weekly

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Robert Lopshire was the illustrator of numerous children’s books. He died in 2002.

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