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  • Written by Tish Rabe
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Au revoir, Pluto! In this newly revised, bestselling backlist title, beginning readers and budding astronomers are launched on a wild trip to visit the now eight planets in our solar system (per the International Astronomical Union’s 2006 decision to downgrade Pluto from a planet to a dwarf planet), along with the Cat in the Hat, Thing One, Thing Two, Dick, and Sally. It’s a reading adventure that’s out of this world!
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Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising. His advertising cartoons, featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!, appeared in several leading American magazines. Dr. Seusss first children's book, And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street hit the market in 1937, and the world of children's literature was changed forever! In 1957, Seuss's The Cat in the Hat became the prototype for one of Random House's best- selling series, Beginner Books. This popular series combined engaging stories with outrageous illustrations and playful sounds to teach basic reading skills. Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped kids learn to read.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and two Academy Awards, Seuss was the author and illustrator of 44 childrens books, some of which have been made into audiocassettes, animated television specials, and videos for children of all ages. Even after his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss continues to be the best-selling author of children's books in the world.
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"There is a big gap between 'concept' books written for preschoolers and nonfiction that requires fluent reading skills. The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library books introduce beginning readers to important basic concepts about the natural world. They provide the critical foundations upon which complex facts and ideas can eventually be build. In addition, The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library shows young readers that books can be entertaining and educational at the same time. This is a wonderful series!"
-- Barbara Kiefer, Associate Professor, Reading and Literature
Teachers College, Columbia University
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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Blast off for educational fun! Beginning
readers and budding astronomers are launched—
via Seussian sorcery—on a wild trip to visit the
nine planets in our solar system, along with the
Cat in the Hat, Thing One, Thing Two, Dick,
and Sally.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

OBJECTIVE: Students will be able to observe
the moon’s shape and draw what they see,
keeping a daily log. Students will be able to
compare their results with the newspaper’s
diagrams of the moon.
MATERIALS: moon-watch log sheet, current newspaper
DIRECTIONS:
1) Have students “moon watch” each night for a two-week period,
keeping a journal of their thoughts, questions, and comments.
2) As part of the moon watch, have children draw the moon as it
appears to them every night during this two-week period to gain
an understanding of the moon’s regular phases. It works best if
they observe the moon from the same location.
3) Using a current newspaper, compare the students’
drawings with the pictures in the paper. This is a
good cross-reference and a way to introduce parts of
the newspaper.
AFTER THE TWO WEEKS:
Have students discuss or write
a comparative essay about the
phases of the moon answering the
following example questions:
What was the moon’s shape on the
first night? What was its shape a week
later? What was its shape at the end of
the two weeks?

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Teaching ideas provided by Kristi Weikel, classroom teacher, and Denise Barbazette, classroom teacher.

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