Book Review: Dr. Seuss’ Scrambled Eggs Super!

Posted June 11, 2016 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews, Children's

I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Dr. Seuss’ Scrambled Eggs Super!

Scrambled Eggs Super!


by

Dr. Seuss


This fantasy, picture book is a hardcover edition that was published by Random House for Young Readers on March 12, 1953 and has 64 pages.

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five-stars

Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Sneetches and Other Stories, Horton Hatches the Egg & Horton Hears a Who!, Green Eggs and Ham, The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories, The Lorax, Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!, Daisy-Head Mayzie, Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose, The King's Stilts, Bartholomew and the Oobleck, Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories, You're Only Old Once!, My Many Colored Days, McElligot's Pool, If I Ran the Circus, Sleep Book, I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories, I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

A standalone picture book for children about exploring outside the box.

My Take

It amazes me how well Seuss rhymes his stories. They’re so easy to read as he tosses in the odd frizzle of a word to make us laugh.

Reading of the ingredients Peter throws into his eggs make me wonder and gag. A good topic to explore and laugh about with the kids. Definitely get them imagining good ingredients and icky ones. It might inspire you and the kids to get into the kitchen and try out your own combinations. Cooking with the kids encourages them to try out new things and learning a skill is always good for one’s self-esteem. Just think of the great memories you’re building with your kids!

That ending surprised me. I had expected one reaction and got something completely different…and very, very good! Hopefully it will be as encouraging for your own Scrambled Eggs Super!

The Story

Peter T. Hooper wonders why no one ever scrambles eggs using more exotic varieties, and he’s determined to hunt down all the many different kinds of eggs he can possibly find.

The Characters

Peter T. Hooper is quite the ambitious lad with a hankering to try scrambling with more than chicken eggs. Liz is the friend to whom he is bragging.

Friends in Fa-Zoal use a Katta-ma-Side to paddle beyond the North Pole. Ali lives near the jags of Mt. Strookoo.

The exotic eggs include those from a Sala-ma-goox, a Tizzle-Topped Grouse, the sweet ones of the Kweet, the pin-sized eggs of a Kwigger, a Long-Legger Kwong, Grice whose eggs need to be caught up with a Squitsch, that of the three-times bigger than the Pelf, Single-File Zummzian Zuks, Mt. Strookoo Cuckoos, the three-eyelashed Tizzy, the South-West-Facing Crane, the Grickily Gractus who lays in a cactus (it’s understandable she’d have a grim look on her face!), the bluff-dwelling Zuffs, a Moth-Watching Sneth, the very small Dawf, layers who live in Zinzibar-Zanzibar trees, and finally the egg of the Bombastic Aghast.

The ones that weren’t laying that day included the Mop-Noodled Finch, a Beagle-Beaked-Bald-Headed Grinch, a Shade-Roosting Quail, a Spritz, and a Flannel-Wing Jay.

You want to avoid the eggs of Twiddler Owls and Stroodels.

The Lass-a-lack allows quail to roost under his tail. Wogs are the world’s sweetest frogs because they eat bees who only eat blossoms off Beezlenut Trees. One can ride a Ham-ikka-Schnim-ikka-Schnam-ikka Schnopp. A Jill-ikka-Jast is quite fast.

The Cover and Title

The cover has a bright blue background with with text in a bold white font as the black-and-white Seuss-like bird juggles red-and-white polka-dotted eggs in the air.

The title is Peter T. Hooper’s plans for a Scrambled Eggs Super!.

five-stars

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