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Hardcover On Beyond Zebra! Book

ISBN: 0394800842

ISBN13: 9780394800844

On Beyond Zebra!

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For use in schools and libraries only. An imaginative excursion through the alphabet, led by Conrad Cornelius O'Donald O'Dell, a very young boy with unusual spelling abilities. This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Make this one of the many Dr. Seuss books you own and read.

It's sad how our woke/politically correct society has resorted to flagging and labeling books as inherently racist, when this is not factual. "On Beyond Zebra" is a fantastical children's book. I own this along with "Scrambled Eggs Super!," "If I Ran the Zoo," "McElligot's Pool," "The Cat's Quizzer," and "And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street." I would readily read each one of these to my children without any hesitation. I literally shake my head at what is labeled as "acceptable" in today's society and what is labeled "unacceptable." Don't believe the lies and half-truths about these resources; buy them and enjoy the creativity that Dr. Suess brought to children of different ages. Lastly, note the majority of reviews for this resource are from the earlier part of the 2000s; they are positive, not negative: I think this is telling for myriad reasons.

Dr. Seuss was a prophet of unfettered imagination

If I were to start my own religion, this would probably be the most sacred text. Dr. Seuss possessed powers of pure imagination unequaled in all of children's literature, and this book is the most inspiring, mind-expanding example of his divine gift. Even more important than Cat in the Hat or The Lorax, every baby born into this world should be given a copy of On Beyond Zebra. Buy it and give it to a child you love today!

Quite possibly Dr. Seuss's greatest work

"On Beyond Zebra" was my favorite of Dr. Seuss's books when I was a child, and as an adult I appreciate the insight and humor of this classic even more. The concept of the book is simple: the narrator introduces young Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell to the weird and wonderful letters that come after "z" (yes, AFTER "z"), and provides the wide-eyed child with a marvelous bestiary of the Seussian creatures whose names begin with these letters. Actually, Seuss's post-"z" letters appear to constitute a syllabary rather than a true extended alphabet, but why quibble over technical details? The letters/syllabics and their accompanying creatures represent Seuss at his most delightful. And best of all, he leaves the door open for readers to create their own extension to the alphabet/syllabary!More than mere whimsy, "On Beyond Zebra" is a truly mind-expanding book. Through fantasy and humor, Seuss challenges us to open our minds to new possibilities; he encourages us to tear down artificial walls that restrict our intellectual and creative growth. This book would be as useful in teaching pedagogical theory to college students as it is for entertaining children. "On Beyond Zebra" is a triumph.

A Shining Example of the Imagination of Dr. Seuss

I remember this book as a kid. When I first tried reading it, "On Beyond Zebra" provided a serious challenge as a beginning reader. Only Dr. Seuss could have come up with the idea of this book and the characters and names which populate it. His "outside the box" imagination was a major influence in my creative development, and "On Beyond Zebra" is my personal favorite Dr. Seuss book. I haven't seen a copy of this book in years, but I'll never forget it!

This is my favorite children's book!

When I first discovered On Beyond Zebra, more than 40 years ago, it changed my way of thinking forever. Then I was still a child, but to this day I'm indebted to this remarkable book for opening my heart to the limitless possibilities life presents. My children and grandchildren love it. Every parent will enjoy reading it again and again.
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