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I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories (Classic Seuss) by [Dr. Seuss]
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From the Inside Flap

Illus. in full color. The Cat in the Hat tells us three zany stories-in-verse about his son, his daughter, and his great-great-grandfather.

From the Back Cover

A Chunky Book® with an added surprise--a punch-out piece to play w

Everyone loves Dr. Seuss! A true original, he wrote and illustrated over 50

classic children's books with total sales of more than 100 million copies. For

children of all ages.





Product Details

  • File Size: 42143 KB
  • Print Length: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; 1st edition (October 22, 2013)
  • Publication Date: October 22, 2013
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ESF292U
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By The Invisible Pam TOP 500 REVIEWER on February 29, 2008
Format: Hardcover
"I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today!" is a fun Dr. Seuss book which contains three stories and 1365 words. The book's Accelerated Reading designation is given as 2.9 which means the text is suitable for children reading at an advanced Second Grade level. [2.9 translates as a book that an "average" child should be able to read when in the 9th month of 2nd Grade. It can be enjoyed by people of any age, of course.]

At our house the stories were met with almost universal praise from both the 6 and 8 year old. And what's nice about Seuss books, besides the rampant craziness, is the fact that children often forget how many words they are reading as they work away at finding out what happens.

Summary ::: A fun Seuss reader which contains three stories. The AR designation is 2.9 but the word-magic of story and rhyme makes this book appropriate for non-reading children as well.

Pam T~
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Format: Hardcover
This book (or books, since there are 3 complete stories within the covers) is a fantastic journey into the extended family of the Cat in the Hat. His great great great grandfather learns a lesson about hubris. His son learns the dangers of overconfident bragging. His daughter learns the value of teamwork, and why families need to stand up for one another. The language is delightfully silly for children, yet parents will recognize friends, family and foes in Seuss' wise and deadly accurate characterizations. I got this book c.1970 and it was my favorite, now my 3-year old daughter has me read it every day. NOTE: As a four year old, I found the Glunk a little scary. My daughter doesn't seem to have that apprehension! A pleasure to read that children will love!
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Format: Hardcover
"I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories" presents a trio of stories told in verse and illustrated by Dr. Seuss in 1969. Each story makes a simple point. The title story is about a young fellow who looks like a smaller version of the Cat in the Hat (there is reason to believe he is part of the next generation) who declares that he can lick thirty tigers today. However, as soon as he see the thirty tigers he starts finding reasons to whittle down that number, which should indicate to young readers the problems of biting off more than you can chew (pick whatever phrase that expresses this idea you like even if it is your eyes are bigger than your stomach).
"King Looie Katz" is about the fancy cat named Looie who was the King of Katzen-stein and who was so proud of his royal tail that not only did he wash it every morning in a ten-gallon golden pail. In fact, King Looie is so proud that he decides that his tail should never be allowed to touch the earth and he made Fooie Katz follow him around and keep from dragging on the ground. When Fooie notices his tail is sagging he makes Kooie Katz lift up his tail. Soon all the cats in Katzen-stein are walking round and round keeping each other's tails from dragging on the ground. All the cats, that is, except one in this simple story about being more "demo-catic."
Finally there is "The Glunk that Got Thunk," which has the distinction of being the wordiest Dr. Seuss story I have ever read. The sister of the small cat we met in the first story likes to go upstairs after supper and use her Thinker-Upper. Usually she thinks up friendly little things with smiles and fuzzy fur. But one night she decides to go for go for something more fun and discovers she has thunked a Glunk.
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By A Customer on September 4, 1998
Format: Hardcover
The best part of this book is "The Glunk that Got Thunk." Back in July 1969 this story was printed in Woman's Day Magazine prior to the book's publication. My mother (even though this was 3 years before I was born!) cut out the pages and but them into plastic protectors in a folder to keep. I still have that "book" from almost 30 years ago, and I have been thrilled to hear my son laugh out loud as I read it to him! I can't wait till my daughter is old enough to enjoy it too!
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By A Customer on November 24, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I loved reading this book to my little sister and I could do it again evn though I'm in college now. It is not one of the most well known Dr. Seuss books but it's great. The stars of most of the stories are two cute little cats who are apparently the Cat in the Hat's children. The best story is the crafty glunk who got thunk which is a great read and a great lesson about letting your imagination run away with you and working together. How else could the brother and sister kick out that nasty Glunk than by using their unthinkers TOGETHER!!
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Format: Hardcover
This book contains 3 separate Dr. Seuss stories.

I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today is about a cat in the hat character who plans on beating up 30 tigers, but he realizes he can't do it and begins sending tigers away until he gets down to just one tiger. Then he says, "I'll beat you up right after lunch."

King Looie Katz is about a king cat who loves his tail so much that he puts someone in charge of holding up his tail all day long. Then that person wants the same service and so on until one big line is formed. But the last cat in line feels cheated and quits the job which inspires everyone else to become more "demo-catic."

The Glunk that Got Thunk is about a little girl who dreams up soft fuzzy little things every day after dinner. But one day she wants more so she dreams bigger. But that dream become much too much for her and her brother must come along and save her.

I was disappointed in the quality of the verse in stories 2 and 3 and the messages in stories 1 and 3. One tells us about beating up tigers, and the final story says little girls should just keep on dreaming warm fuzzy little girl dreams because they can't handle more.

I love Dr. Seuss, but I do not feel these stories live up to those of his that send good messages like The Lorax or The Sneetches or those stories that are absurdly entertaining like One Fish Two Fish and Fox in Socks.
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