Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dr. Seuss' And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, Now An App

App books are a great way to keep kids busy especially when you really need them to be occupied like waiting rooms, school assemblys, doctor visits, etc.,

Dr. Seuss's first children's book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, instantly captivated parents and children when it arrived in bookstores in 1937. Now celebrating its 75th anniversary, you can enjoy this pivotal story as an interactive omBook (Oceanhouse Media digital book). It's available for both Apple and Android devices for the special introductory price of $2.99.

Marco walks to school along Mulberry Street keeping his eyes peeled for interesting sites to share with his dad. But today all he sees is a boring old horse and wagon. "That's nothing to tell of, that won't do, of course". . . so Marco envisions much more exciting events, each more elaborate than the last. The horse and wagon turn into a zebra and charioteer, then to an elephant with a sleigh as Marco's imagination goes on a wild ride down Mulberry Street.

"But now I don't know . . .
It still doesn't seem right.
An elephant pulling a thing that's so light
Would whip it around in the air like a kite.
But he'd look simply grand
With a great big brass band!"

Here are some fun facts about And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street:

• The manuscript was rejected by 27 publishing houses for being too fantasy based and different.
• The rhymes were written to the rhythm of chugging engines on the M.S. Kungsholm while Dr. Seuss was on vacation.
• The original title of this book was "A Story That No One Can Beat".

1 comment:

  1. I love this story...I used to read it to my little brother as a bedtime story. I can't picture doing it with an app. Waiting room...great idea, but bedtime stories just need to real books. :)


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