Story Time with Sara: McElligot’s Pool by Dr. Seuss


McElligot's PoolMcElligot’s Pool
written by Dr. Seuss
published by Random House Books for Young Readers, 1947

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Did I enjoy this book: 
We all really enjoyed this classic Dr. Seuss book! I had never even heard of it—we just happened to see it in the Dr. Seuss section at the library one week and decided to take a chance on it. It turned out to be a great choice!

Some of the other classic Dr. Seuss books (If I Ran the Circus and The Sleep Book) are fun, but they go on and on (and on and on). McElligot’s Pool is on the longer side, but not so long you need a nap before the end. The illustrations are fun and embody that classic “Seuss” feel, and the rhymes are wonderful and silly just as you would expect!

Both my preschooler and I had fun giggling about the silly species of fish Marco imagined finding in McElligot’s Pool! My son’s favorites are the Cat and Dog Fish, while I enjoyed the THING-A-MA-JIGGER (It’s so big it makes a whale look like a sardine)!


Would I recommend it: If you like Dr. Seuss or imaginary fish, this book will be right up your alley.


About the book – from Goodreads: Imagination runs wild in this Caldecott Honor-winning tale featuring Dr. Seuss’s inimitable voice and hysterical illustrations. The first Seuss title to feature full-color art on every other page, this adventurous picture book tells of Marco-who first imagined an extraordinary parade in And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street-as he daydreams of all the possibilities that await him while he fishes in McElligot’s Pool. Optimistic and exciting, this tale is the perfect bait, and readers young and old will be hooked on this fish-tastic favorite.



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