2009 marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Since its original publication in 1959, it has sold over 650,000 copies and helped readers young and old to celebrate their special day. To honor the 50th anniversary of its publication, Random House has published a Party Edition (Random House Books for Young Readers / on sale January 27, 2009 / $14.95) of the book, featuring a foil cover with its original, luscious, full-color artwork.
In HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Dr. Seuss created a joyous ode to individuality, allowing readers to experience firsthand the thrill of celebrating a birthday as it is done in Katroo. Awakened by the Birthday Bird, the reader is swept out of town on a Smorgasbord's back to begin a day and night of feasting and feting in such Seussian splendor that it will take 20 days to sweep up the mess!
In addition to Happy Birthday to You!, Random House will simultaneously publish the newest edition to the Dr. Seuss Nursery Collection, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BABY! (Random House Books for Young Readers / on sale January 27, 2009 / $9.99), which is based on the 1959 classic. This interactive book is filled with things to smell, touch, and see, and gives babies and toddlers a warm welcome to the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss. Perfect for baby's birthday or anytime, this Seuss-sensational celebratory birthday book will engage little ones from beginning to end.
Just as Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go is given year after year for graduations from nursery up through graduate school, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BABY! are the perfect birthday gifts for friends and family—from baby to grandparents. With their foil covers, colorful rhymes and cheerful illustrations, these two books will find a welcome spot at birthday parties and on bookshelves in homes across the country. What better way to celebrate a special occasion than with a classic gift from Dr. Seuss?
About Dr. Seuss
Theodor “Seuss” Geisel is quite simply the most beloved children’s book author of all time. The 44 books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into 30 languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss’s long list of honors includes the Pulitzer Prize and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody. For more information about Dr. Seuss and his works, visit www.seussville.com.
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