Friday 29 June 2018


“Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr Seuss, published over 60 children's books over the course of his long career. Though most were published under his well-known pseudonym, Dr. Seuss, he also authored over a dozen books as Theo. LeSieg and one as Rosetta Stone. As one of the most popular children's authors of all time, Geisel's books have topped many bestseller lists, sold over 222 million copies, and been translated into more than 15 languages. In 2000, when Publishers Weekly compiled their list of the best-selling books of all time; 16 of the top 100 hardcover books were written by Geisel, including Green eggs and Ham at number 4, The cat in the hat at number 9, and One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish at number 13, and Dr. Seuss's ABC.” Wikipedia.

I read Dr Seuss to my children when they were young. 

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Melania Trump reads a Dr Seuss book to sick children:

My only complaint is that she doesn’t show them the pictures. I would read to my kids pointing the pages at them the whole time and reading upside down. That would be hard if it’s not your first language, but I suppose she could practice on the plane there. 

Well, look what popped up in our library in Australia:

This book “A Child’s first book of Trump”, by Michael Ian Black and Marc Rosenthal is published by Simon & Schuster and available in many good bookstores and on Amazon. 

It is not a good gift for Trumpsters. It is not a good gift for President Trump, because the language is mostly simple enough for him to understand, except for the word “philanthropic.”

It is a good gift for Trump’s ex wives, and for Hillary Clinton. It is a good gift for anti-Trumpers. 

The book is written and illustrated in the style of the Dr Seuss books, but would not suit actual younger children, as it is a bit mean to call a person a beast. Some points in it are factual, some are not.

“Great verse this book has in both meter and rhyme,

Arrives on the scene at the very best time!

Its jokes and your chortles will find syncopation

As reading you drink in its choice illustrations.

The subject is viewed both in whole and dissection

like a big, orange, hairy insect collection.

You'll laugh and you'll cry, for its joy is sincere,

But we could be living this nightmare next year. “

- BS Detector on Amazon reviews.

“Gallows humor. Needs instruction for emigration to Canada.”

 - Amazon Customer on Amazon reviews

This is a morality book for children, below, though maybe not for very young ones as the ending may upset them.

Don’t tell lies, Lucy written by Phil Roxbee Cox :


Jeanie said...

I am amazed I haven't heard of the Trump book. I think I need to get that.

Running on empty said...

Hehe, I tolerate the library, but I hurry my hubby past bookstores as we have thousands of books and don’t need any more, lol.