Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Dr. Seuss What Pet Should I Get? - Release and #Giveaway 8/10 CLOSED

Disclosure - free sample provided.

I am a huge fan of all Dr. Seuss books.  I honestly have some of my copies still from when I was a child.  I have given these to my children, and we have tried to pick up the other Dr. Seuss books that we did not have.  Dr. Seuss books are a great way to get your child excited about reading.  They are great for early readers.  Dr. Seuss truly knew how to make reading fun.  Dr. Seuss books are also great for older kids.  My son still loves to sit down and read one of his fun books when he wants to read something light.

Did you know that a new Dr. Seuss book is being released?  A manuscript was found for a book that was never published.  It was found in his house.  This book will be released, and I am so excited.  I cannot wait to check it out.  What Pet Should I Get? will be the first Dr. Seuss book that will be released since 1990.  This book will feature the brother and sister from One Fish, Two Fish.  This really is an exciting event!

ABOUT WHAT PET SHOULD I GET?  (copy provided)
In the Fall of 2013, an original manuscript with accompanying sketches by Dr. Seuss, aka Ted Geisel, was discovered in the La Jolla, California home of the late beloved children’s author. That complete manuscript was for the picture book, WHAT PET SHOULD I GET?, and will be published by Random House Children’s Books on July 28, 2015. It is the first original new Dr. Seuss book since the publication of the last book of Dr. Seuss’s career, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! in 1990. WHAT PET SHOULD I GET? captures the excitement of a classic childhood moment—choosing a pet—and features the brother and sister characters that Dr. Seuss drew inOne Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.

ABOUT DR. SEUSS (copy provided)
Theodor “Seuss” Geisel is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. His long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot’s PoolIf I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys and a Peabody. Geisel wrote and illustrated 45 books during his lifetime, and his books have sold more than 650 million copies worldwide. Though Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading. For more information about Dr. Seuss and his works, visit Seussville.com.

Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose - Review

I received a copy of one of our favorite Dr. Seuss books to help celebrate the release of his new book  Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose is an adorable story that my children love.  The book features the fun drawings of Dr. Seuss.  The book also is loaded with the sing songy rhyming that Dr. Seuss is so famous for.  The art and rhyming always make his books even more fun.  This book is written with simple text that even early readers can attempt.  The book is about Thidwick who is up at Lake Winna-Bango.  He is looking for moose moss to munch!  He continues to search for moose moss, and on his way he meets some very interesting creatures.  Thidwick meets a Bingle Bug, Tree-Spider, Zinn-a-zu Bird, and many more.  These silly creatures seem to climb on top of Thidwick's horns.  Thidwick is burdened by all the creatures on top of his head, but he doesn't want to say anything.  More and more creatures climb on top of his horns until they are completely covered.  Thidwick also encounters some danger in the book.  There are some hunters that want to try and shoot him.  Thidwick has to escape with 500 pounds on his horns!  Thidwick escapes!  He is still burdened by the heavy weight of all the creatures on his horns though as his journey continues.  Then something happens.  Thidwick loses his horns.  New horns will grow back eventually.  He then tells the creatures on his horns that they can have them!  He sets off to the other side of the lake to munch on moose-moss.  Thidwick is a nice moose, but has a hard time speaking up.  This book really teaches a fun lesson while reading.  It teaches children the importance of speaking up if you do not like something.  

In honor of the release of What Pet Should I Get? Random House Kids is going to give away one 
copy to one lucky reader!  

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Enter to win a copy of What Pet Should I Get?

Open to US residents 18 years of age and older.  The giveaway will end on 8/10/15 at 8:59 PM PST.  The winner will be chosen randomly.  The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to contact me back to claim their prize.  Mommie of 2 is not responsible for lost prizes or prizes that are not received.  Bloggers reviewing for this company and participating in the tour are not eligible.  You are only eligible to win one prize per household regardless of how many blogs you enter on.

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.  

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Please make sure you check out all of the other blogs and Youtube pages in this tour.  Each page or Youtuber will be posting a different review of a great Dr. Seuss book!

Dr. Seuss 44 Classic Book Celebratory Tour
  1. And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, 1937 – The Young Folks.com
  2. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, 1938 – Bookish Antics
  3. The Seven Lady Godivas, 1939 – The Eater of Books
  4. The King’s Stilts, 1939 – On Starships and Dragonwings
  5. Horton Hatches the Egg, 1940 – The Book Cellar
  6. McElligot’s Pool, 1947 – Media Mikes
  7. Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose, 1948 –Mommie of 2
  8. Bartholomew and the Oobleck, 1949 – Nonperfect Parenting
  9. If I Ran the Zoo, 1950 – Live to Read
  10. Scrambled Eggs Super! 1953 – Word Spelunking
  11. Horton Hears a Who! 1954 - Bookiemoji
  12. On Beyond Zebra! 1955 - Jessabella Reads
  13. If I Ran the Circus, 1956 – Book Hounds
  14. The Cat in the Hat, 1957 – The Bookbag
  15. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 1957 – Nightly Reading
  16. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, 1958 – Winter Haven Books
  17. Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories, 1958 – Alice Marvels
  18. Happy Birthday to You! 1959 – Chapter by Chapter
  19. Green Eggs and Ham, 1960 – Poland Bananas
  20. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, 1960 – Once Upon a Twilight
  21. The Sneetches and Other Stories, 1961 - The Mod Podge Bookshelf
  22. Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book, 1962 – Good Books and Good Wine
  23. Dr. Seuss’s ABC, 1963 – The Irish Banana
  24. Hop on Pop, 1963 – Mundie Moms
  25. Fox in Socks, 1965 – Page Turners
  26. I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, 1965 – Book Rock Betty
  27. The Cat in the Hat Songbook, 1967 – Giveaway Train
  28. The Foot Book, 1968 – I Am A Reader
  29. I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! And Other Stories, 1969 – Cuddlebuggery
  30. I Can Draw It Myself, 1970 – The Children’s Book Review
  31. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? 1970 – Curling Up with a Good Book
  32. The Lorax, 1971 - Elizziebooks
  33. Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! 1972 – Reading with ABC
  34. Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? 1973 – Me, Myshelf, and I
  35. The Shape of Me and Other Stuff, 1973 – Paperback Princess
  36. There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! 1974 – Presenting Lenore
  37. Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! 1975 – YA Books Central
  38. The Cat’s Quizzer, 1976 – Lille Punkin’
  39. I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! 1978 – Confessions Of A Vi3tbabe
  40. Oh Say Can You Say? 1979 – Ex Libris
  41. Hunches in Bunches, 1982 – No BS Book Reviews
  42. The Butter Battle Book, 1984 – Novel Novice
  43. You’re Only Old Once! 1986 – Dad of Divas
  44. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! 1990  - Jesse the Reader


  1. My daughter's favorite Dr Seuss book is Hop on Pop

  2. My kids like Wacky Wednesday.

  3. When my daughter was a little, her favorite was The Foot Book.
    Thank you!

  4. My kids love the classic Green Eggs and Ham.

  5. The Cat in the Hat is my favorite book!

  6. My favorite Dr. Seuss book is Daisy-Head Mayzie.

  7. Our favorite is Green Eggs and Ham, thanks!

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