Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories

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Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories are a set of short works that first appeared in Redbook Magazine during the 1950s. Dr. Charles Cohen, author of The Seuss, the Whole Seuss, and Nothing but the Seuss, discovered these stories that, as he states, “were tossed out when the next month’s issue arrived, and the stories were largely forgotten.” This almost-forgotten compilation is replete with lessons to be learned.

Following in his typical anapestic-tetrameter style and laced with his inimitably recognized illustrations, Seuss’ stories feature the beloved Horton (from the Horton stories), who is confronted by a patronizing bug with his “a deal is a deal” reminder in ‘Horton and the Kwuggerbug.’ Another much-loved character, Marco (from the ‘Mulberry Street’ stories), has a great story to explain why he’s late for school in ‘Marco Comes Late’. In ‘How Officer Pat Saved the Whole Town,’ Officer Pat (also from the ‘Mulberry Street’ stories) foresees a disastrous chain of events, while a surprisingly mild mannered Grinch — a fresh twist to the bad tempered one — succumbs to a conniving salesman in ‘The Hoobub and the Grinch.’

Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories is a wonderful addition for Seuss book collectors.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 56 pages
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2014-Sep-09
ISBN 9780385382984
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Issue November 2014
Category Children's


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