Sunday, June 27, 2010

Book Week 26 - On beyond Zebra

On Beyond Zebra

We love Dr. Seuss in our house and one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books is "On Beyond Zebra" in which the young narrators teach Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell that the alphabet doesn't stop at Z.   

...Then he almost fell flat on his face on the floor
When I picked up the chalk and drew one letter more!
A letter he never had dreamed of before!
And I said, “You can stop, if you want, with the Z
“Because most people stop with the Z

“But not me!
“In the places I go there are things that I see
“That I never could spell if I stopped with the Z.
“I’m telling you this ‘cause you’re one of my friends.
“My alphabet starts where your alphabet ends!
He introduces many wonderful new creative letters such as Yuzz  as in the Yuzz a ma tuzz and Humpf for the  Humpf-Humpf-a-Dumpfer.  

The ending letter is left up to the reader to figure out a name for it.   We've reached the ending letter in our normal alphabet and this week marks the halfway point in the year and our quest to read 52 books in 52 weeks.  How are you all doing?   Are you ready to go on beyond Zebra and explore a bit more?  Step farther outside of your reading box and create a new alphabet, dive into some new genre's, authors, stories?   Great! Let's go.......

Link to your reviews.  Perhaps provide a half way there update on where you are in the challenge.   Plus, let's make this a bit easier.    If you have multiple reviews for the week, provide a link to your blog with (multi reviews) in parentheses after your name.  


  1. I may not be halfway just yet because I got little behind on Little, Big, but I am plugging away!

  2. Please email me a picture of the Flunnel. I could find pictures of all the animals online except that one.

    1. What you see if what you get. Sorry!

    2. Oh well. That does it. Where did you get your copy?

    3. Wikipedia -


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