When little Mayzie sprouts a daisy on top of her head, her world is soon turned upside down. Attacked by a swarm of bees, and harassed by doctors, florists, teachers and wheeler-dealers, Mayzie soon becomes a TV star when daisy-head fever hits the nation. With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr Suess ...
When little Mayzie sprouts a daisy on top of her head, her world is soon turned upside down. Attacked by a swarm of bees, and harassed by doctors, florists, teachers and wheeler-dealers, Mayzie soon becomes a TV star when daisy-head fever hits the nation. With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr Suess has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Dr. Seuss is a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide. As part of a major rebrand programme, HarperCollins is relaunching Dr Seuss's best-selling books. In response to consumer demand, bright new cover designs incorporate much-needed guidance on reading levels. The standard paperbacks divide into three reading strands - Blue Back Books for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. This is a Yellow Back book.
Publishers Weekly, 1995-01-30 More than three years after his death comes a new work from bestselling and beloved Seuss (Theodor Geisel). While fans are sure to be tickled by the prospect of Seussian entertainment, they are likely to be disappointed in the ``also-ran'' flavor of this picture book, adapted from an animated TV special. The Cat in the Hat, jaunty-looking as ever, introduces and narrates the tale of young Mayzie McGrew, who one day mysteriously sprouts a daisy from her head. The phenomenon is followed by a lengthy and predictable scramble of adults rushing in to solve the problem. The attendant media buzz makes a celebrity of Mayzie and her daisy, and she learns the hard way about the high cost of fame. While the premise and concluding moral are all Seuss, the posthumous execution falls flat. Much of the text lacks the snap and panache of standard Seuss verse, and the artwork-extrapolated from Seuss sketches-seems off-kilter too. The economy of line of his best work gives way here to clutter, and the colors combine heavily and sometimes even harshly. One great success is the daisy itself, which conveys much human emotion through its stalk, leaves and petals. Ages 4-8. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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