Book Review: Dr. Seuss’ I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories

Posted October 8, 2016 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews, Children's

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Book Review: Dr. Seuss’ I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories

I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories


Dr. Seuss

picture book that was published by Random House for Young Readers on September 12, 1969 and has 72 pages.

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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, Scrambled Eggs Super!, 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 Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Three short stories in true Seussian tradition.

The Stories

I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today!” is a cute bit of bravado with the Cat in the Hat bragging on how many tigers he can beat up, with that brave front leaking away as he comes up with excuses as to why he can’t lick quite that many. Today.

King Looie Katz” is all about the royal tail…and how the attitude wends its way down the line until one doesn’t get it.

The Glunk That Got Thunk” is all about Sister’s Thinker-Upper and her UN-Thinker. And how dangerous it can be to think too hard and too long. Lucky for Sister, her brother, the Cat-in-the-Hat, was there!

The Cover and Title

The cover has a white background with an ambush of tigers glaring from the top of a green hill up which the Cat in the Hat is striding with complete confidence. The title is sprawled across the top in red with the author’s name at the bottom in yellow.

The title is the first story in the book, I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories.