Back by Popular Demand, the Colorful Characters From Dr. Seuss’s Beloved One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Return to Help Celebrate World Oceans Day Worldwide
NEW YORK, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Random House Children’s Books, The Ocean Project, and the Associations of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) have partnered again to celebrate World Oceans Day (http://worldoceansday.org/), held annually on June 8th. For the second year in a row, hundreds of aquariums, zoos, schools, and other organizations will host fun-filled “1, 2, 3 and the Seas: Counting on You” family events inspired by Dr. Seuss’s One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Each year, World Oceans Day brings local attention to the global issue of climate change and its impact on ocean and animal life.
Inspiring young people to care for our oceans with One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish!
By reaching children through Dr. Seuss’s beloved classic, the celebrations help to build enthusiasm for caring for our environment from an early age. Participating locations will host events on or near June 8th, drawing on Dr. Seuss’s tale of whacky fish and other silly creatures with the goal of encouraging children of all ages to creatively examine how numbers and counting play an important role in protecting our oceans. Children will also discover the importance of inventorying different species through activities using number and identification skills.
For more information about World Oceans Day, Seuss-themed resources, and to find events near you, visit http://worldoceansday.org/?page_id=33.
ONE FISH, TWO FISH, RED FISH, BLUE FISH (Random House / 978-0-394-80013-4 / April 27, 2010 / $8.99 / Ages 5-8 / 72 pages) was originally published in 1960, remains a beloved Dr. Seuss favorite and has sold over 10 million copies to date. With fantastically funny creatures, this Beginner Book teaches the concept of reading with easy rhyme and identifiable illustrations. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish takes children on a wildlife adventure and, like all of Dr. Seuss’s books, makes learning to read fun. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the book’s publication, Random House released a special foil-covered Party Edition in January 2010, which remains available for a limited time.
The Ocean Project (http://www.theoceanproject.org/) advances ocean conservation in partnership with zoos, aquariums, and museums and leads efforts to promote and coordinate World Oceans Day worldwide. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of accredited zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting an institution dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats. For more information, please visit www.aza.org.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises LP protects the integrity of the Dr. Seuss books while expanding beyond books into ancillary areas. This effort is a strategic part of the overall mission to nurture and safeguard the relationship consumers have with Dr. Seuss characters. Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) said he never wanted to license his characters to anyone who would “round out the edges.” That is one of the guiding philosophies of Dr. Seuss Enterprises. Audrey S. Geisel, the widow of Dr. Seuss, heads Dr. Seuss Enterprises as President.
Random House Children’s Books is the world’s largest English-language children’s trade book publisher. Creating books for toddlers through young adult readers, in all formats from board books to activity books to picture books, novels, ebooks, and apps, the imprints of Random House Children’s Books bring together award-winning authors and illustrators, world-famous franchise characters, and multimillion-copy series. The company’s website, Kids @ Random (www.randomhouse.com/kids) offers an array of activities, games, and resources for children, teens, parents, and educators. Random House Children’s Books is a division of Random House, Inc., whose parent company is Bertelsmann AG, a leading international media company.
About Dr. Seuss
Theodor “Seuss” Geisel is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. The 44 books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under pseudonyms such as Theo. LeSieg) have been translated into 30 languages and have sold hundreds of millions of copies. Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents and, to this day, his beloved books make learning to read fun for kids everywhere. Dr. Seuss’s long list of honors includes the Pulitzer Prize, eight honorary doctorates and three Caldecott Honors. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody. For more information about Dr. Seuss and his works, visit www.seussville.com.
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