Seuss, Boners and More Boners , "being a collection of schoolboy wisdom, or knowledge as it is sometimes written, compiled from classrooms and examination papers" are the first books featuring the unmistakable work of Dr. The editor, Alexander Abingdon, does not exist. The name was added as a place-holder by the manufacturing manager of the Viking Press and was due to be replaced by a "big name" when one was found to write the introduction. One was not found in time and they forgot to remove the name. Ironically, the good doctor himself would become the Biggest Name in books in just a few years.
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See 1 question about The Pocket Book of Boners…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. I found this second hand somewhere and thought the title was strange enough to be interesting.
When I read it I discovered that it's not great piece of humor, more smiles than laugh out loud, but still entertaining. It is collection of absurd, odd, funny, or strange sentences from student papers and examinations. Sentences like: "Ibid was a famous Latin poet. I don't think it is great book, but I still open it at random now and then to read a couple of lines. What can I say, nonsense can make me smile. Well, this was a lot of fun. It purports to be real things written by students on tests, and a lot of them are pretty funny.
At least a few are pretty clearly from smart-asses rather than just being bone-head mistakes, and some seem just too good to be true, but it doesn't really matter much I guess. I bought this mainly for the Dr. Seuss illustrations, of which there are not enough. Good for a fee laughs, though. Jul 23, Alessandra rated it liked it Shelves: humor , s. A very early Dr. Seuss book of a classic type, a collection of ridiculous things students wrote in exam papers.
The statements are funny and Dr. Seuss' illustrations make them even better. It's interesting to compare it to his later work. I have an earlier, hardcover edition than this pocket paperback.
May 18, Amy rated it it was amazing. I have an original version of this that I found in my parents' barn. It is hilarious and a tribute to the humor that must accompany any good author's work. Go Dr. Wendy Phung rated it liked it Jan 17, Teresa rated it really liked it Oct 25, Erin rated it it was amazing Feb 17, Dan Eggleston rated it really liked it Feb 07, Charles rated it liked it Sep 09, John Irony rated it it was amazing Mar 07, Kim rated it really liked it Jan 19, Nathan rated it it was amazing Sep 09, Jessica J rated it it was amazing Jul 03, Forrest Brinker rated it it was amazing Aug 08, Carli rated it it was amazing Sep 01, Trenton rated it it was amazing Dec 03, Reyna rated it it was amazing Apr 29, Howard Eoff rated it it was amazing May 18, Amer rated it it was amazing Feb 24, Jill Bowers rated it it was amazing Feb 07, Ilze rated it it was amazing Jan 09, Deshawnbuie rated it it was amazing Mar 04, Jenn rated it it was ok Jul 25, Zachary Gibbs rated it it was amazing Mar 25, Gregory rated it it was amazing Jan 08, Sage rated it it was amazing Oct 26, Melissa Matthews rated it it was amazing May 26, Braden rated it did not like it May 24, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
About Dr. He graduated Dartmouth College in , and proceeded on to Oxford University with the intent of acquiring a doctorate in literature. At Oxford he met Helen Palmer, who he wed in He returned from Europe in , and began working for a magazine called Judge, the leading humor magazine in America at the time, submitting both carto Theodor Seuss Geisel was born 2 March in Springfield, MA. He returned from Europe in , and began working for a magazine called Judge, the leading humor magazine in America at the time, submitting both cartoons and humorous articles for them.
Additionally, he was submitting cartoons to Life, Vanity Fair and Liberty. In some of his works, he'd made reference to an insecticide called Flit. These references gained notice, and led to a contract to draw comic ads for Flit. This association lasted 17 years, gained him national exposure, and coined the catchphrase "Quick, Henry, the Flit! Eventually in a friend published the book for him, and it went on to at least moderate success. In May of , Life published a report concerning illiteracy among school children.
The report said, among other things, that children were having trouble to read because their books were boring.
This inspired Geisel's publisher, and prompted him to send Geisel a list of words he felt were important, asked him to cut the list to words the publishers idea of how many words at one time a first grader could absorb , and write a book. Nine months later, Geisel, using of the words given to him published The Cat in the Hat, which went on to instant success. The result was Green Eggs and Ham.
Helen Palmer Geisel died in Theodor Geisel married Audrey Stone Diamond in Theodor Seuss Geisel died 24 September Also worked under the pen name: Theo Le Sieg Books by Dr.
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The Pocket Book of Boners by Dr Seuss
Seuss , originally published as four separate books in —32 by The Viking Press. The Pocket Book of Boners contains 22 illustrations of silly mistakes, drawn by Dr. The rest of the volume consists of short jokes and humorous observations with most being no more than four lines long. It is notable for being an early example of Dr. Seuss ' illustration style.
In 1931, Dr. Seuss Illustrated A Book Called "Boners"
The Pocket Book of Boners: An Omnibus of School Boy Howlers and Unconscious Humor