- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow & Co (1987)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0688065481
- ISBN-13: 978-0688065485
- Package Dimensions: 9.3 x 8.1 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #908,909 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Tough Coughs as he Ploughs the Dough: Early Writings and Cartoons by Dr. Seuss Hardcover – 1987
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From Library Journal
Here's a real treat for those who spent their formative years reading about the Cat in the Hat and the Grinch. Marschall has compiled 60 cartoon essays, 20 articles, and 30 cartoon fantasies of early Seuss. Included are the solutions to such earthshaking problems as "How To Eject a Cow from Your Apartment," and notes on how to "Punish Your Offspring Scientifically." Then there's the cartoon series of advertisements for Flit insecticide ("Quick Henry! The Flit!"). Here's college humor at its bestsheer silliness, outrageous characters, and fine writing. Marschall's introduction offers a background on Seuss's development as a writer, as well as a glimpse at college humor of the 1920s and 30s. Recommended. Carol Spielman Lezak, General Learning Corp., Highland Park, Ill.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Many of the essays are written under the pen name of Dr. Theophrastus Seuss, which would later be shortened to Dr. Seuss. There is a long piece where Uncle Theophrastus explains to his nephew Quackenbush "The Facts of Life." Another delightful story tells of a corporation that decides to forego profit to manufacture items of the highest "Quality."
A series of one-page Little Educational Charts attempt to explain the most absurd aspects of things like the importance of Simplified Spelling (see the book's title for a sample) and other one-page essays on imaginary uses of birds and beasts and whimsical word meanings were obviously humorous magazine pieces. The book ends with a series of ads for a spray insecticide called FLIT that all contain the catchphrase, "Quick Henry, the Flit."
While the writing has suffered a bit from the passage of time, the artistic humor of Geisel's drawings remains, and provides good background for those who only know his children's books.