On Beyond Zebra!

ISBN: 0394800842
ISBN 13: 9780394800844
By: Dr. Seuss

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About this book

If you think the alphabet stops with Z, you are wrong. So wrong. Leave it to Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell (with a little help from Dr. Seuss) to create an entirely new alphabet beginning with Z! This rhyming picture book introduces twenty new letters and the creatures that one can spell with them. Discover (and spell) such wonderfully Seussian creations as the Yuzz-a-ma-Tuzz and the High Gargel-orum. Readers young and old will be giggling from beginning to end . . . or should we say, from Yuzz to Hi!

Reader's Thoughts

Sham Issa

مضحك، ممتع، ومبدع. مواضيعه أكثر من مجرد قصة أطفال، رغم أنهم سيكونون الأكثر استفادة حتماً.

Candace Ryan

Dr. Seuss proves he's the Einstein of kidlit with this book. It took a while for the world to "get" E=mc², blowing the roof off Newtonian physics. Dr. Seuss blows the roof off the alphabet and language itself with this book.Cool kidlit scholar Philip Nel writes in Dr. Seuss: American Icon, "...On Beyond Zebra is Seuss's Finnegans Wake." 'Nuff said?

Brett Hollinger

It's Dr. Seuss! What more can you say? Inspirational, appropriate and fun for any age.

Joshua Kennedy

THNAD is for Thandners And oh, are they sad, oh! The big one, you see, has the smaller one's shadow. The shadow the small Thnadner has should be his.I don't understand it, but that's how it is. A terrible mix-up in shadows! Gee-Whizz!


This is a fabulous book with wonderful rhyme. I think this must have written by a genius - even though it is not necessarily written for my age level, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I think it will hold the attention of many children as they learn the 'new letters' past z.

Stephanie Tuell

lots of big funny words

Jill Collins

Another book surfaced from the depths of my bookcase. I can see my mother's preferences reflected the concept, the way it encourages the child to think of all the letters beyond after you've mastered A though Z. When I was a kid all her games were to stretch the imagination, to get you outside of the box. "How many ways can you gather a bouquet of flowers?" The sillier your answer, the better. The "new" letters along with the creations are simply delightful. I'm glad I've held on to this book.


"And GLIKK is for Glikker who lives in wild weedsAnd spends his time juggling fresh cinnamon seedsWhich he's usually able to find in great numberExcepting, of course, in the month of SeptUmberWhen cinnamon seeds aren't around in great number.So that month he juggles with seeds of cucumber.


Fantastic book for kids! So imaginative and creative. Easy read that children will find delightful!Dr. Seuss is always brilliant! His stories and rhymes are fun and entertaining! Some of my all time favorites!! Such a great way to entertain children and get them interested in reading!


The 3rd book in my Dr. Seuss's challenge, the greatest so far. I see a lot of people suggesting books about thinking out-of-the-box but this is better. This book will lead a journey beyond the letter Z where most people stop! I'm so excited to have children to just read this book to them!

Jack Kirby and the X-man

An interesting take on the typical alphabet book - why do most people only learn the first 26 letters? What about the rest of them?Like all Seuss rhyme and rythmn are really important - and these are destroyed by non-US pronunciation of Z (ie zed, not zee) and zebra. Pronounciation difference have caused issues for me with Seuss before - but never in such a prominent and repeated way.


Introducing the letters beyond Z. Nonsense galore in black and white pictures with highlights of red and blue. Following the story, the letters are listed like in a dictionary and a final challenge is presented on the last page where a new letter is introduced and the reader is asked what it should be called.

Kelley Beatty

The cover of this book was very dated. This book was interesting because it is all about imagination. So if you had either a class with a great imagination or a class that was a little lacking you could use this to either show them that imagination is great or to introduce them into realizing that imagination is great.

Stephanie Martin

Picture Book 7: Dr. Seuss is definitely my favorite children's author. I enjoy the rhyming and they are always fun to read. This book is good for children because it teaches them the alphabet without them even realizing it. This book makes learning fun and reading as well. I thought it was clever that at the end of the book he asked what this letter should be called, which really gets the audience/children involved. Also, the pictures like all dr.seuss books are great and all in all this book is good.

Eric Maher

A childhood favorite of mine.Why should there only be 26 letters in the alphabet??

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