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Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!



Last updated Saturday, July 26, 2014

Author: Jack Prelutsky and Dr. Seuss
Illustrator: Lane Smith
Date of Publication: 1998
ISBN: 0892390506
Grade Level: 5th    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Jun. 2003

Synopsis: Readers young and old are afforded a dazzling glimpse into the genius of Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel. The book is based on 14 rough drawings and verses Geisel's secretary gave to the author's editor, Janet Schulman, after his death in 1991.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Who is your favorite teacher -what makes them special? Make them a card!
•  Create your own teacher for Diffendoofer school - what does he/she teach? Make a bookmark, or write/draw a story.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!