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ISBN13: 9780394551906
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With his unmistakable rhymes and signature illustration style, Dr. Seuss creates a classic picture-book ode to aging in You're Only Old Once! On a visit to "the Golden Years Clinic on Century Square for Spleen Readjustment and Muffler Repair," readers will laugh with familiar horror at the poking and prodding and testing and ogling that go hand in hand with the dreaded appellation of "senior citizen." Though Dr. Seuss is known for his peerless work in books for children, this comical look at what it's like to get older is ideal for Seuss fans of advanced years. In his own words, this is "a book for obsolete children." A perfect gift for retirement, birthdays, and holidays!

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If laughter is the best medicine, then Youre Only Old Once! is a delightful new defense against aging. Anyone who has ever submitted to a battery of medical tests will empathize with Dr. Seusss Everyman as we follow him through his checkup with the experts at the Golden Years Clinic. From the initial Eyesight and Solvency Test through all the stops along Stethoscope Row to finally being “properly pilled” and “properly billed,” Dr. Seuss lightens the aches and pains of growing old with his inimitable wit and wisdom. A perfect gift for anyone over 50!

About the Author

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. Seuss's first children's book, And To Think That 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 three Academy Awards, Seuss was the author and illustrator of 44 children's 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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010lab657, December 6, 2012 (view all comments by 010lab657)
I was unaware of Dr. Seuss writings for the (way more) mature person. This is a "MUST HAVE" for anyone who is bewildered at finding they have become an adult...(OH HORRORS). The good Doctor has penned the reality that you will be expected to live down to.
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010lab657, December 6, 2012 (view all comments by 010lab657)
I was unaware of Dr. Seuss writings for the (way more) mature person. This is a "MUST HAVE" for anyone who is bewildered at finding they have become an adult...(OH HORRORS). The good Doctor has penned the reality that you will be expected to live down to.
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010lab657, December 6, 2012 (view all comments by 010lab657)
I was unaware of Dr. Seuss writings for the (way more) mature person. This is a "MUST HAVE" for anyone who is bewildered at finding they have become an adult...(OH HORRORS). The good Doctor has penned the reality that you will be expected to live down to.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780394551906
Author:
Dr Seuss
Author:
Seuss
Author:
Seuss, Dr.
Publisher:
Random House (NY)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Careers
Subject:
Wit and humor
Subject:
Careers - General
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Series:
Classic Seuss
Publication Date:
19860231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
11.33x8.25x.39 in. .84 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12

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