Denise Mealy | The Children’s Book Review | January 19, 2015
Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories
By Dr. Seuss
Age Range: 4-8
Hardback: 56 pages
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books 2014
What to expect: Humor, rhyming, silly animals and people.
This exciting release of HORTON AND THE KWUGGERBUG AND MORE LOST STORIES has Dr. Seuss fans, young and old, heading to the bookstore. The characters are familiar: Horton, who’s been known to hatch an egg, meets a Kwuggerbug who offers him a prize that sounds too good to be true. The Grinch is back, selling green string, Marco is telling even more outlandish tales, and poor Officer Pat has to save the whole town. This series of stories has sat, unpublished, for sixty years since their original magazine appearance.
This delightful edition includes an introduction by Seuss expert Charles D. Cohen, complete with interesting Seuss facts and the story of this lost Horton book. Adult Seuss fans will enjoy putting their favorite Seuss characters in historical context provided by Mr. Cohen.
The illustrations for all four stories are bright and colorful, enhanced from their original magazine publication. Children will, as always, delight in the rhymes and silly stories that Seuss blends so magically. And if they learn a few lessons along the way, parents certainly won’t mind.
HORTON AND THE KWUGGERBUG AND MORE LOST STORIES is a fantastic edition to any young readers library. And if it makes an appearance on Mom and Dad’s bookshelf, no one would call them a Grinch. Visit our Dr. Seuss Books for Kids page for more timeless classics from Dr. Seuss!
Add this book to your collection: Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories
About the Author
THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL–aka Dr. Seuss–is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss’s long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot’s Pool, If 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.
About the Contributor
Contributor CHARLES D. COHEN is a graduate of Haverford College and the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and has been a practicing dentist for over twenty-five years. Dr. Cohen first became enchanted with the works of Dr. Seuss as a child and he began purchasing early edition of Seuss books in college. Today, Dr. Cohen’s trove of Seussiana is likely the most comprehensive private collection in the world. It is his hope to create a museum to preserve the full Seuss legacy by protecting the pieces for posterity. He is the author of the The Seuss, the Whole Seuss, and Nothing But the Seuss.
Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories, by Dr. Seuss, was reviewed by Denise Mealy. Follow along with our articles tagged with Dr. Suess Books and our Rhyming Books category to discover more great picture books.
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