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Living Books Dr. Seuss's ABC (Read to Me Version)

Dr. Seuss's ABC is the first Dr. Seuss Interactive Living Book, and it was the tenth Living Books PC CD-Rom from 1995, and now it was based on the 1963 storybook.

Released on September 18th, 1995.

StoryEdit

The story isn't exactly too much a plot as it is Icabod and Izzy going through the alphabet and starting what begins with each letter. The click points mainly comprise of them stating what else begins with each letter, and occasionally there's a musical click point. The running gag in the story is a fastest yellow Zed named "Qunituple-Question-Mark", who keeps his name a secret until the third-last page of the storybook.

Plot Edit

The ABC Was A Tricky Book

Even The A To Z Was A Way

To ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Quotes Edit

Icabod: [first lines] Hi, I'm Icabod.
Izzy: And I'm Izzy.
Goo Goo Googles: Greta give me a great gift.
[Grinch walks, and Goo Goo Googles shakes the gift, then the Grinch saw Goo Goo Googles, and the Grinch grabbed the gift]
Goo Goo Googles: The Grinch grabbed my gift.
Girl: Greedy guy.
Izzy: A is for apple.
[alligator eats the apple]
Izzy: [to Annie] Annie! Albert the alligator ate my apple.
Aunt Annie: [to Izzy] Oh my! Albert's appetite is atrocious! [to Albert] Albert? Apologize.
Alligator: [to Izzy about eating her apple] I am sorry.
Aunt Annie: Alligators are most agreeable, aren't you, Albert?
I: E is for earth.
Boy: [blows a big bubble, then popping] Boy, that was big.
[the baby starts crying]
Barber: [puts a bow on] Bow?
[the baby continues crying]
Barber: [takes the bow off] No bow.
Zed: [getting out of the big I, then falling on the ground, causing a dent] I almost injured myself. [runs away]
Izzy: He's hard to ignore.
Icabod: I wish he'd identify himself.
[moves the arrow to click the bottom of the dent with water drops to form back the line]
Jerry Jordan: Jenny and Jill are joking jays.
[the jay birds walk by]
Jenny: I just got a ticket.
Jill: What for?
Jenny: Jaywalking!
[they all giggle]
Jenny: Surely you just!
[the jay birds leave while giving an applause]
Jerry Jordan: [the jam causes a splat on the shirt] Jumpin' jiminy, jam on my jersey. [he wipes it off]
Zed: Let's learn about L's. [switches the sentence to "Left lollipop. Lazy lion licks a leg.", then getting off of the sentence, then jumping on the lion]
Icabod: "Lazy lion licks a leg"?
[the lion licks the leg three times, then tickling, laughing, then yawning, then switching the sentence back to "Left leg. Lazy lion licks a lollipop."]
Zed: [winking, then getting out of the word "little"] I'm not a mouse. What I am is a mystery. [puts a question mark on his head, then running away]
Izzy: Look, there's Otto the otter!
Icabod: Hi!
Otto: Hi. I've got onions in my overcoat. Onion?
Icabod: No. No, thank you.
[Otto gives the onion to Otis, then swallowing, then gulping, burping, then crying]
Otto: Okay, I'm off to the office.
[Otto leaves, and they all wave good-bye]
Zed: [popping out of the pink pot, drawing a big P] P!
Izzy: Who was that pink person?
Icabod: He popped out of the pink pot.
[the big P disappears]
Both: Peculiar.
Icabod: Pretty purple.
Both: Until next time, Uncle Ubb.
Uncle Ubb: Until then.
Icabod: What else begins with V?
Izzy: Volleyball.
[they both begin to play volleyball, then bouncing around the screen, then falling down on the head, and then came disappearing]
Icabod: [again] What else begins with V?
Izzy: Vibraphone. [he begins playing on the vibraphone]
Zed: [last lines] The end. I'm not done yet, but I'm going to play with some more words. Bye, see you later!

CharactersEdit

  • Icabod
  • Izzy
  • Quintuple-Question-Mark the Zed [running gag]
  • The Nine Guys in New Neckties
  • The Guy in the Nightshirt
  • Norman the Guy with the Big Nose
  • Oscar and Otis the Ostrich
  • The Orange Owl
  • The Pajamas Pink Painter
  • The Policeman
  • Peter Pepper and Pooch
  • Papa
  • Quick Queen Quinella of Quincy and her Quacking Quacker-oo
  • Rosy Robin Ross and Rupert
  • Silly Sammy Slick
  • The 10 Tired Turtles on the Tuttle-tuttle Tree
  • Uncle Ubb
  • Vera Violet Vinn
  • Willy Waterloo
  • Warren Wiggins
  • Waldo Woo
  • Nixie Knox
  • The Extra Fox with the Axe
  • The Double-Extra Fox
  • Young Yolanda Yorgenson
  • The Yawning Yellow Yak
  • The Zizzer-zazzer-zuzz
  • Harriet the Hen in the Hat
  • The Elephant
  • The Hungry Horse
  • Aunt Annie and Albert
  • The Mumbling Mice
  • Little Lola Lopp
  • The Lazy Lion
  • The Kitten
  • The Kangaroos
  • The Guy Kicking a Kettle
  • The King
  • Jerry Jordan
  • Fiff the Fiffer-feffer-feff
  • Ernie the Guy with the Big Ear
  • Emily the Bird with the Egg
  • David Donald Doo
  • David Donald Doo's Daddy
  • The Duck-dog
  • Clyde the Camel on the Ceiling
  • The Barber
  • The Bumble-bee
  • The Barber's Baby
  • Greta and Gus
  • The Guy in the Goo-goo Goggles and his Grandfather's Grasshopper
  • The Cat in the Hat [cameo]
  • The Grinch [cameo]
  • Iota [cameo]
  • Otto [cameo]

Pages of LettersEdit

  • 1: A
  • 2: B
  • 3: C
  • 4: D
  • 5: E
  • 6: F
  • 7: G
  • 8: H
  • 9: I
  • 10: J
  • 11: K
  • 12: L
  • 13: M
  • 14: N
  • 15: O
  • 16: P
  • 17: Q
  • 18: R
  • 19: S
  • 20: T
  • 21: U
  • 22: V
  • 23: W
  • 24: X
  • 25: Y
  • 26: Z is pronounced ZED/ZEE

Mini-games Edit

  • Icabod & Izzy's Alphabet Song

TriviaEdit

  • Most of the dialogue is spoken either alliteratively or in rhyme.
  • When Izzy says that Acrobat begins with A, an acrobat doesn't appear on the screen. Instead, she does something acrobatic herself.
  • While Icabod was given his name in the original book, Izzy wasn't going to have a name until this software.
  • Other than The New Kid on the Block, this is the only other Living Books game where most of the interaction comes from clicking on the text.
  • Page 1 is the only first letter in the alphabet which only features just Icabod and Izzy.
  • From this title to Arthur's Reading Race, a Living Books Sampler was integrated into each product and the "A Random House/Broderbund Company Limited" byline uses a cleaner font. This byline is also used in the second Living Books Sampler.
  • It has been founded on Adventure Workshop: Preschool-1st Grade, and Tots.
  • In the alphabet sing-along song, there's a hidden Easter egg by clicking, in order, S, E, C, R, E again and T, right after Icabod and Izzy sing the alphabet song. A man in a purple sweater appears and sings the first line of the beautiful alphabet song.
  • When Queen Quinella's queen shoes turned to ballet pointed shoes, she loved them and danced ballet on them.
  • When the mouse clicks on the big rock, it plays Rock-n-Roll music and Icabod and Izzy join in dancing to the music. After the music is done playing, Icabod calls the big rock a "Rock-n-Roll Rock".
  • In a prototype version of this game in the first sampler that was found on The Berenstain Bears Get in a Fight, there were no differences from the real game besides by having no music or sound (which strangely carried into the other samplers with few exceptions) and having a man's voice instead of Icabod's voice announcing the title of the storybook.
  • In letter V, you click on Icabod for the first time, which gives you the volleyball, and click Icabod the second time, which gives the vibraphone.
  • This is the first Living Books game (until D.W. the Picky Eater) to support MHK files.
  • You leave the book when Izzy says, "Okay. Come back and play again soon!".
  • This Living Books game contains "ABC" instead of page numbers at the bottom of the screen.
  • This Living Books CD-ROM marks the first time The Cat in the Hat (from the storybook of the same name) makes a cameo. (He can be seen if you click on the first C as part of "C........c.......C" on page 3.)

DemosEdit

  • Just Grandma & Me
  • Arthur's Teacher Trouble
  • The Tortoise & The Hare
  • The New Kid On The Block
  • Ruff's Bone
  • Little Monster At School
  • Arthur's Birthday
  • Harry & The Haunted House
  • The Berenstain Bears Get In a Fight