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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Dr. Seuss Classic Tour {review and giveaway}


I'm so excited to be a part of this tour celebrating both the classic books of Dr. Seuss and the new one releasing today! In the Fall of 2013, an original manuscript with accompanying sketches by Dr. Seuss, aka Ted Geisel, was discovered in the La Jolla, California home of the late beloved children’s author. That complete manuscript was for the picture book, WHAT PET SHOULD I GET? 

On each stop of this tour, a different classic Dr. Seuss book will be reviewed. Below you can read my review of Scrambled Eggs Super, learn more about What Pet Should I Get?, and enter to win a copy...


Scrambled Eggs Super
by Dr. Seuss
March 12, 1953
Random House
An eggs-cellent way to start the day! Breakfast will never be the same, thanks to Dr. Seuss’s classic rhyming picture book Scrambled Eggs Super!When Peter T. Hooper tires of traditional scrambled eggs, he sets out on a quest to find the rarest and most exciting eggs so he can make the amazing breakfast he craves. Featuring zany egg-layers such as the Sala-ma-goox, the Tizzle-Topped Grouse, and the Bombastic Aghast, Scrambled Eggs Super! will hit the spot and leave readers wanting seconds. 

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Like most kids, I grew up loving Dr. Seuss books and their fun, clever stories and unforgettable characters. When choosing which Dr. Seuss book to review for this celebration tour, I wanted to pick one that I was unfamiliar with, but that sounded super, so of course I went with the 1953 classic, Scrambled Eggs Super...and it is most definitely eggs-cellent!

In Scrambled Eggs Super, one ambition little boy, Peter T. Hooper, goes on a wild, culinary adventure around the world to find the best, most unique eggs to make his delicious Scrambled Eggs Super-Dee-Dooper- Dee- Booper,Special de luxe a'-la-Peter T. Hooper! Peter T. Hooper is tired of simple scrambled eggs from a hen, so the wee chef goes in search of a variety of amazing eggs from equally amazing birds.

Like all Dr. Seuss books, Scrambled Eggs Super is full of irresistible, imaginative rhymes that are both wonderfully whimsical and undeniably clever. Seuss’ sing-song, lyrical way of writing is still has captivating for me now as it was when I was little. I love Peter T. Hooper’s enthusiastic, endearing, and amusingly exaggerated voice and storytelling. Young readers will have a blast exploring unusual places and meeting extraordinary, never-before-seen birds, from the Ruffled-Necked Sala-ma-goox to the country dwelling Mop-Noodled Finch and the giant egg laying Pelf and every other kind of wondrous bird in between,  with young Peter.

In Scrambled Eggs Super, Dr. Seuss uses reds, blues, yellows, black, and white to create the bright, funny illustrations. Peter, his sister Lizzie, and each stupendous bird, are vividly captured and brought to life. Little readers will really enjoy looking at the pictures and discovering all the excellent details.

my final thoughts: Everything we love about Dr. Seuss- his remarkable storytelling, endless imagination, fun illustrations, unique way of capturing nature, etc- is present in Scrambled Eggs Super. Both long time Seuss fan and those just discovering him will have a super-dee-dooper time reading this book!


What Pet Should I Get?
by Dr. Seuss
July 28, 2015
Random House
In the Fall of 2013, an original manuscript with accompanying sketches by Dr. Seuss, aka Ted Geisel, was discovered in the La Jolla, California home of the late beloved children’s author. That complete manuscript was for the picture book, WHAT PET SHOULD I GET?, and will be published by Random House Children’s Books. It is the first original new Dr. Seuss book since the publication of the last book of Dr. Seuss’s career, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! in 1990. WHAT PET SHOULD I GET? captures the excitement of a classic childhood moment—choosing a pet—and features the brother and sister characters that Dr. Seuss drew in One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.
Theodor “Seuss” Geisel is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. His long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot’s PoolIf I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys and a Peabody. Geisel wrote and illustrated 45 books during his lifetime, and his books have sold more than 650 million copies worldwide. Though Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading. For more information about Dr. Seuss and his works, visit Seussville.com.

Win a brand new copy of
What Pet Should I Get?
Thanks to Random House, I have one hardcover copy to give away to one winner.
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Visit ALL the stops on this celebration tour:
Dr. Seuss 44 Classic Book Celebratory Tour
  1. And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, 1937 – The Young Folks.com
  2. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, 1938 – Bookish Antics
  3. The Seven Lady Godivas, 1939 – The Eater of Books
  4. The King’s Stilts, 1939 – On Starships and Dragonwings
  5. Horton Hatches the Egg, 1940 – The Book Cellar
  6. McElligot’s Pool, 1947 – Media Mikes
  7. Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose, 1948 –Mommie of 2
  8. Bartholomew and the Oobleck, 1949 – Nonperfect Parenting
  9. If I Ran the Zoo, 1950 – Live to Read
  10. Scrambled Eggs Super! 1953 – Word Spelunking
  11. Horton Hears a Who! 1954 - Bookiemoji
  12. On Beyond Zebra! 1955 - Jessabella Reads
  13. If I Ran the Circus, 1956 – Book Hounds
  14. The Cat in the Hat, 1957 – The Bookbag
  15. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 1957 – Nightly Reading
  16. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, 1958 – Winter Haven Books
  17. Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories, 1958 – Alice Marvels
  18. Happy Birthday to You! 1959 – Chapter by Chapter
  19. Green Eggs and Ham, 1960 – Poland Bananas
  20. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, 1960 – Once Upon a Twilight
  21. The Sneetches and Other Stories, 1961 - The Mod Podge Bookshelf
  22. Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book, 1962 – Good Books and Good Wine
  23. Dr. Seuss’s ABC, 1963 – The Irish Banana
  24. Hop on Pop, 1963 – Mundie Moms
  25. Fox in Socks, 1965 – Page Turners
  26. I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, 1965 – Book Rock Betty
  27. The Cat in the Hat Songbook, 1967 – Giveaway Train
  28. The Foot Book, 1968 – I Am A Reader
  29. I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! And Other Stories, 1969 – Cuddlebuggery
  30. I Can Draw It Myself, 1970 – The Children’s Book Review
  31. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? 1970 – Curling Up with a Good Book
  32. The Lorax, 1971 - Elizziebooks
  33. Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! 1972 – Reading with ABC
  34. Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? 1973 – Me, Myshelf, and I
  35. The Shape of Me and Other Stuff, 1973 – Paperback Princess
  36. There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! 1974 – Presenting Lenore
  37. Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! 1975 – YA Books Central
  38. The Cat’s Quizzer, 1976 – Lille Punkin’
  39. I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! 1978 – Confessions Of A Vi3tbabe
  40. Oh Say Can You Say? 1979 – Ex Libris
  41. Hunches in Bunches, 1982 – No BS Book Reviews
  42. The Butter Battle Book, 1984 – Novel Novice
  43. You’re Only Old Once! 1986 – Dad of Divas
  44. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! 1990  - Jesse the Reader

10 comments:

jag291431 said...

OMG I just wanted to say that I LOVE the new look!! It was a nice surprise coming to one of my favorite blogs!! My favorite Dr. Suess book is Put me in the Zoo. My son loves reading it and I love listening to him read it. OH and then there's Go Dog Go. lol wait! And I once saw it on Mulberry Street! Thank you for the chance!!

Maria Malaveci said...

The Lorax is my favorite!

Carl Scott said...

How nice to see the good Doctor again. My favorite is The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, love that story. Thanks.

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Oh the places You'll go.

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Jillyn said...

Definitely The Lorax

Margie Cortina said...

One Fish, Two Fish and Hop On Pop are just two of many that are big favorites in our home :)

Theresa said...

Hop on Pop.

minibea12 said...

The Cat in the Hat is my favorite.
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Hoshikudaki said...

I really like The Lorax the most!

Deanna Allen said...

My favorite Dr. Seuss book is Daisy-Head Mayzie.