Dr. Seuss's ABC


September 18, 1995


Icabod, Izzy, Mr. Zed






The Berenstain Bears Get in a Fight


Sheila Rae, the Brave

Dr. Seuss's ABC is the first Dr. Seuss Interactive Living Books video released on September 18, 1995. It is based off the 1963 children's story and written by Dr. Seuss.


The story isn't exactly too much a plot as it is a big brother named Icabod and his younger sister named Izzy (Ichabod and Izzy; two yellow anthropomorphic dogs) 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.


Ichabod: [first lines] Hi! I'm Ichabod.
Izzy: And I'm Izzy.
Both: Welcome to Living Books!
Izzy: We're gonna have fun with the alphabet! Want to come?
Ichabod: What else begins with A?
[an apple appears]
Izzy: Apple.
[Albert eats the apple]
Izzy: [to Annie] Annie, Albert ate my apple.
Aunt Annie: [to Izzy] Oh my! [then about Albert the alligator's appetite] Albert's appetite is atrocious! [to Albert] Albert?! Apologize.
Albert the Alligator: [to Izzy about eating her apple] I'm sorry.
Izzy: What else begins with A?
Ichabod: Ape, and Art.
[the ape drops down from the vine and paints a picture, then the ape takes the picture and swings away on the vine]
Aunt Annie: Alligators are almost always agreeable, aren't you, Albert?
Albert the Alligator: Absolutely.
Aunt Annie: Albert, away! [Ichabod leaves and Aunt Annie and Albert begin to leave] Adieu! I've been dancing! Adieu! I'm being hears today!
[Aunt Annie and Albert disappear to the right]
Izzy: [turns to the camera] Bye! [leaves]
Boy: [blows a big bubble, then popping] Boy, that was big.
[The baby babbles, and starts crying]
Barber: [puts a bow on] Bow?
[The baby continues crying; she cries because she doesn't like it when a bow is in her hair]
Barber: [he unties the baby's bow] No bow.
[The baby, she babbles happily.]
Both: Bye!
[the barber and boy wave good-bye]
Baby: Bye-bye.
Izzy: I know some other words that start with C. [a blue couch appears on the floor] Couch, [a cuckoo clock appears on the wall] Clock, [a cactus appears in the corner] and Cactus in the Corner.
Clyde: I'm Clyde the camel, as you can see. My feet and where my hands should be. Some call me crazy, but I'll say, "I'm very comfortable this way!" [giggles] Yup?
Ichabod: [couch turns green and crooked] Crooked couch.
Izzy: [couch turns colorful] Colorful couch.
Ichabod: [couch turns pink that's cozy with cushions] Cozy cushions.
[couch turns back to blue and regular]
Ichabod: [a clown comes in] Clown begins with C. [the clown opens his plate cover, revealing a can] A can!
[the clown closes his plate cover and opens it again, revealing a cup]
Izzy: A cup! [the clown closes his plate cover again and then reopens it one more time, revealing a cake] A cake!
Both: Mmm!
[the clown then tries to blow his candles, but blows himself back out instead]
Ichabod: Careful!
Both: Come on! Let's see D!
Ichabod: Can I have duck-dog do the dainty dance?
Izzy: Dreadful.
Ichabod: Earth.
[The elephant changes into a planet earth.]
Izzy: Ethel the elephant eats exploding eclairs!
[The elephant eats and explosions until stops, burps]
Ethel the Elephant: Excuse me.
Ichabod: Fiff's fast fingers fly on the fancy flute.
[the musical flute plays, and applause softly first, then put her flute away]
Fiffer-Feffer-Feff: Farewell, friends! [waves]
Both: Farewell!
Goo Goo Goggles: Greta gave 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 Goggles: The Grinch grabbed my gift.
Girl: Greedy guy.
Ichabod: How about a hug?
Izzy: How nice.
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.
Ichabod: I wish he'd identify himself.
[moves the arrow to click the bottom of the dent with water drops to form back the line]
Izzy: Igloo.
[outside the igloo meeting is the igloo-man]
Igloo Man: It's icy, I'd rather be indoors.
[the igloo-man waving good-bye first, then igloo-man inside the igloo]
Izzy: I have an incredible invention!
[Izzy reveals an itch scratching machine, and Ichabod and Izzy use it to get the itches off]
Both: Aww!
[the invention dissappears]
Jerry Jordan: My name is Jerry Jordan,
my job is a making jam.
It makes me feel so joyful,
how proudly glad of who I am.
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]
[shows jam on Jerry Jordan's finger]
Jerry Jordan: I'm going jogging!
[Jerry Jordan jogs to the right]
Mother Kangaroo: Kindly King Kevin Kerplotski the third.
Plays with worst kazoo, and you will ever heard!
King Kevin Kerplotski III: [music plays loudly king's kazoo] Thank you. Thank you. Thank... you.
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]
Ichabod: "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]
One of the 9 bears: [Each bear with a necktie turns into a number all the way to 9] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. [the numbers turn back into bears wearing neckties]
Otis: I'm overjoyed, to play the oboe, at the opera?
[music playing]
Ichabod: Outstanding.
[applause loudly and lights out]
Izzy: Look, there's Otto the otter!
Ichabod: Hi!
Otto: Hi. I've got onions in my overcoat. Onion?
Ichabod: 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?
Ichabod: He popped out of the pink pot.
[the big P disappears]
Both: Peculiar.
Ichabod: What a problem? Poor Papa's planted in the pail. Pull! Push! Pull! Push! Pull! Push!
Queen of Quincy: My queen's crown is quivering. How quaint?
Quackeroo: Quack!
Ichabod: Quill.
Quackeroo: Quack! Quit it, Queenie!
Ichabod: What else begins with R?
Izzy: Radio.
Ichabod: Rhumba!
[radio music plays the rhumba]
Rupert the Red Rhinoceros: Ridiculous?
Ichabod: Sammy's sister, she scowled and scolded. [Sammy's little sister appears. At that Ichabod has "S" words and it's "scowled" and "scolded" which also both begin with "S". Sammy's sister also has "S" words. The words "shocked", "selfish", and "slurped" appear; and all those three words of the said page begin with "S" as well.]
Sammy's Sister: [to Sammy when he didn't share the sodas as he slurped up all of the sodas even though she wanted a soda too] Sammy!? [She on Sammy uses the three "S" words "shocked", "selfish", and "slurped" in complete sentences, and the words highlight as says them one by one] I am so shocked! How selfish can you be!? YOU SLURPED IN ALL THE SIX SODAS! NOW, THERE IS NOTHING LEFT FOR ME!
[Sammy's little sister walks away in disappointment. She is still shocked or "surprised and mad". However, she unwillingly lets Sammy go with that one selfish mistake; claiming she is not going to tell on him. She lets her brother Sammy go with it just this one time. But also, she hopes it never happens again.]
Sammy's Sister: [still disappointed though, she tries to stay calm, she was angry and shocked but ends up being forgiving in the end] ("Well, that's okay. Let it go this time", I say. He can go with it this once. But it can't ever happen again.)
Sammy: [to his sister] I should have shared. [at that, he knows he should share the next time and always promises to share]
Izzy: A sorry sight!
Ichabod: So long, Sammy!
[Sammy waves goodbye]
One of the 10 turtles: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
Ichabod: Time to say "toodleloo".
Both: Toodleloo!
[they both wave and walk away]
[the umbrella falls on Uncle Ubb's foot]
Uncle Ubb: Upside-down.
Both: Until next time, Uncle Ubb.
Uncle Ubb: Until then.
Ichabod: 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]
Ichabod: [again] What else begins with V?
Izzy: Vibraphone. [she begins playing on the vibraphone]
Ichabod: Very nice.
Izzy: Thank you.
Izzy: What else begins with V?
Ichabod: Vines is a various vegetables.
Izzy: Vacuuming violence vegetables?
Willy Waterloo: Worms love to waltz.
Willy Waterloo: Warren, Waldo. Wave!
Fox: I'm the fox with the ax.
Fox #2: I'm the extra fox. Because, he was an accident.
Nixie Knox: Spelling. S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G. Spelling!
Ichabod: Yesterday, the Yolanda's yak. Plus a hint of yards and yarn, from on it's back.
Yak: Yolanda? Please don't yank my hair. For soon, I'm going to have nothing there.
Yolanda Yorgenson: Yes, yak.
Yak: I have a yen for yogurt and yams. Yum! [slurping]
[A frozen yogurt in a cone and a candy yam appears. The yak licks his lips for his thought of yams and yogurt. Then he takes one bite of his think bubble of it and eats it up; as if he had yams and yogurt for real]
Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz: This yellow pet is called a Zed. He has one hair up on his head.
Zed: You bet guess I am he! The only pet that's starts with Z!
Ichabod: So that's who you are!
Izzy: Hi! Happy To Meet You Mr. Zed?
Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz: I love Zizzer-zoof seeds. Ha! I could eat the zillion hour days.
Izzy: A zillion!
Ichabod: Zowie!
[Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz eating and gulping all done.]
Ichabod: The Zazzer's cousin, Zizzer-Zazz... taught had a play, great huge zither jazz!
Izzy: How many "Z's" are in "Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz"? [the 3 big Z's, plus 6 little z's, is nine in counting. Izzy like Zizzer Zazzer Zuzz has '"Z's".] I have counted nine. It's true! My name's Izzy. My name has some "Z's". But I have only two.
Ichabod: Ichabod has zero "Z's". [Since "zero" is a word that also begins with "Z", Ichabod has zero "Z's" in his name even though Izzy has two.]
Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz: Z? Is a really hard letter. It zips... zaps... and zooms! Wow, letter! Couldn't be better?

The EndEdit

Zed: [reads a sign saying "The End"] The End. I'm not done yet, but I'm going to play with some more words. Bye, see you later! [runs away]


Ichabod: Are you sure you want to quit?
Izzy: [when the user clicks on "No", which the "No" character is the B guy] Let's play some more!
Izzy: [when the user clicks on "Yes", which the "Yes" character is the A guy] Okay. Come back and play again!


  • Ichabod
  • Izzy
  • Aunt Annie
  • Albert the Alligator
  • Papa
  • Uncle Ubb
  • Ethel the Elephant
  • Fiffer-Feffer-Feff
  • The Cat in the Hat
  • The Grinch
  • The Oscar (cameo)
  • Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz
  • Mr. Zed
  • Rupert the Red Rhinoceros

Words IncludeEdit

  • apple
  • alligator
  • agreeable
  • automobile
  • accident
  • ambulance
  • August
  • acorn
  • anchor
  • accordion
  • acrobat
  • airplane
  • ape
  • art
  • barber
  • baby
  • bubbles
  • bumblebee
  • bird
  • boat
  • banana
  • bow
  • bear
  • bike
  • bugle
  • bed
  • banjo
  • bug
  • blue bed
  • calendar
  • carpet
  • camel
  • couch
  • clock
  • cactus
  • cough
  • cold
  • crooked
  • colorful
  • cozy
  • cushions
  • carrot
  • candle
  • cookie
  • clown
  • can
  • cup
  • cake
  • cowboy
  • cook
  • captain
  • cone
  • crazy
  • costume
  • closet
  • conga
  • dollar
  • drums
  • dinosaur
  • dined
  • daddy
  • drink
  • doll
  • doughnuts
  • duck
  • ditty
  • dilly
  • elephant
  • elevator
  • entertainment eagle
  • enters
  • exits
  • Earth
  • exploding eclairs
  • eight electric eels
  • Ernie's elastic elbow
  • easter egg
  • Emily
  • enjoys
  • exhibiting
  • enormous egg
  • feather
  • frogs
  • flags
  • flip-flop
  • formation
  • foolish
  • flying
  • football
  • fancy
  • flute
  • flaming feather
  • flashy feather
  • funny feather
  • friendly feather
  • face
  • funny
  • feet
  • funky
  • favorite
  • goat
  • girl
  • goggles
  • gave
  • gift
  • grapes
  • geese
  • guitar
  • grasshopper
  • grandfather
  • goldfish
  • gulping
  • green grapes
  • Grinch
  • grabbed
  • grass
  • guy
  • hungry horse
  • hay
  • hen
  • hat
  • house
  • hamster
  • hug
  • hurry
  • hose
  • hydrant
  • how
  • hug
  • horrible hiccups
  • helicopter
  • idea
  • ice cream
  • ill
  • imagine
  • igloo
  • icy
  • indoors
  • iguana
  • inflate
  • incredible
  • invention
  • injured
  • Iota
  • insects
  • ivy
  • jack in the box
  • jack o lantern
  • jacket
  • juicy
  • jump
  • joy
  • jelly
  • juggling
  • jam
  • jersey
  • joking
  • jays
  • jellyfish
  • January
  • June
  • July
  • kindly
  • kazoo
  • kangaroo
  • keys
  • kitchen
  • kissed
  • kitten
  • kick
  • kettle
  • kite
  • lime
  • lollipop
  • lunch
  • likes
  • limbo
  • low
  • laughs
  • loudly
  • leg
  • looney
  • loop
  • Mario
  • Marvin
  • Minerva
  • Melinda
  • Mary
  • Mike
  • move
  • mambo
  • mathematical
  • master
  • multiplication
  • make
  • magic
  • muffins
  • marmalade
  • magenta
  • mittens
  • mail
  • mouse
  • meow
  • monkey
  • moose
  • nail
  • napkin
  • necklace
  • nest
  • nickel
  • nut
  • naughty
  • noisy
  • nice
  • nose
  • noticed
  • noodles
  • needs
  • numbers
  • nightshirt
  • onion
  • overjoyed
  • oboe
  • opera
  • oily
  • owl
  • offer
  • oatmeal
  • olive
  • omelet
  • Otto
  • otter
  • pizza
  • pickle
  • popcorn
  • paint
  • pretty
  • pictures
  • pay
  • penny
  • parrot
  • palm
  • panda
  • peach
  • puppy
  • play
  • piano
  • purple
  • pirate
  • pull
  • push
  • poor
  • planted
  • pail
  • quartet
  • quarter
  • question mark
  • quicksand
  • quilt
  • quart
  • quail
  • quite
  • queasy
  • quit
  • radio
  • ready
  • release
  • rocket
  • rhubarb
  • rice
  • rear
  • rock-n-roll rock
  • rambling rubber rock
  • rodeo
  • rest
  • sipped
  • sucked
  • swizzled
  • slurped
  • smiled
  • somersault
  • skillful
  • sodas
  • samba
  • sleeping
  • snoring
  • tire
  • television
  • teepee
  • trouble
  • turtles
  • tend
  • tumble
  • Tom
  • tuning
  • trumpet
  • tennis
  • twisting
  • takes
  • talent
  • terrific
  • top
  • tall
  • tilt
  • tattletale
  • tickle
  • utensils
  • undershirt
  • unicorn
  • unicycle
  • uniform
  • upside down
  • utterly
  • unruly
  • ukulele
  • up
  • vines
  • various
  • vegetables
  • volleyball
  • vibraphone
  • vulture
  • Vermont
  • vanilla
  • village
  • volcano
  • villa
  • vigorously
  • vitamins
  • view
  • worms
  • waltz
  • wacky
  • woodpecker
  • wonderful
  • whistler
  • wings
  • water
  • wall
  • whale
  • whipping
  • whirlpool
  • wet
  • what
  • ax
  • extra fox
  • express
  • excited
  • excellent
  • Mexican
  • exercise
  • Nixie Knox
  • x-ray
  • xylophone
  • yak
  • yo-yo
  • yen
  • yogurt
  • yams
  • yoo-hoo
  • you
  • yonder
  • yes
  • yesterday
  • yarns
  • yard
  • zebra
  • zipper
  • zucchini
  • Zed
  • zips
  • zaps
  • zooms
  • zero
  • Zizzer-zoof
  • zillion


  • 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


  • Icabod & Izzy's Alphabet Song



  • Most of the dialogue is spoken either alliteratively or in rhyme.
  • This Living Book is based on a Seussian guest star reading that Matthew suggested to be read by Deborah Norville.
  • 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 still has her name.

    A prototype build of the Options page shows the "QUIT" button, which never made it into the final game.

    In the User Guide booklet for this game, a picture of the Options page shows just the "QUIT" button instead of "Demos" and "Credits" buttons, hinting that this was done while the game was still in development at the time. This "QUIT" button never made it into the final for the Options page, but eventually did in the third Dr. Seuss Living Book– which entirely lacked demos/samplers on the disc.
  • When Queen Quinella's queen shoes turned to ballet pointed shoes, she loved them and danced ballet on them.
  • On letter R, when you click on the big rock-n-roll rock, it plays Rock-n-Roll music and Icabod and Izzy join in to dance to the music. After the music is done playing, Icabod calls the big rock a "Rock-n-Roll Rock".
  • In letter V, when you click on Icabod for the first time, it gives you the volleyball. When you click Ichabod the second time, it gives you the vibraphone.
  • You leave the book when Izzy says, "Okay. Come back and play again!". You might want to keep playing when Izzy says "Let's play some more!". In the "Quit" page, rather than the traditional "No" and "Yes" characters, the characters are a unique character. It's the "B" creature and "A" creature (from the title/front cover of said book). The "B" creature is the one for "No" while the "A" creature is the one for "Yes".
  • This Living Books game contains "ABC" instead of page numbers at the bottom of the screen.
  • This is the first Living Books game to feature a cameo appearance by the Cat in the Hat (from the storybook of the same name). He will appear if you click on the first C as part of "C........c.......C" on page 3.
  • This is the longest Living Book with twenty six pages. Possibly because the alphabet (in reality) has twenty six letters.
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