|Horton and the Kwuggerbug and more lost stories|
A collection of 'lost' stories written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss and published in magazines in the 1950s. Includes an introduction by Seuss scholar Charles D. Cohen.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.70
Points: .5 Quiz: 170293
Kirkus Reviews (06/15/14)
School Library Journal (07/01/14)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 07/01/2014 PreS-Gr 3—Readers will delight in this book of "lost" stories, told in Seuss's signature inventive rhyme. Horton is back and is as bighearted as always. The Kwuggerbug, on the other hand, is decidedly not. The art is classic Seuss and the illustrations perfectly match the text. In "Marco Comes Late," a student explains his tardiness with a grand tale to tell his teacher. And it's almost entirely true! "Officer Pat" is a policeman on the lookout for trouble. When a gnat threatens a cat, Officer Pat begins to imagine how this tiny wrinkle could put the whole town at risk. It's silly and fun, and the rhyme reinforces it all. The last story is not as satisfying as the others due to its abbreviated length. Still, it's good to see the Grinch up to his old Grinchy ways again. The introduction, by scholar Charles D. Cohen, is chock-full of background and offers the provenance of these stories collected from a variety of magazines. Dr. Seuss stories are irresistible, and this collection is no exception.—Joan Kindig, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.