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Laugh and cry, smile and you follow Mayzie's fate!

  • Sep 11, 2010

Dr. Seuss was a genius! He had an amazing way of stringing together funky, silly, quirky, wonky words while at the same time teaching children valuable life lessons about friendship, happiness and the value of home and family!

Daisy-Head Mayzie (Classic Seuss) is the tale of a little girl named Mayzie (of course) who suddenly sprouts a daisy from the top of her head. Come, join the fun as Mayzie goes from class ridicule to fame and fortune in one of Dr. Seuss's most endearing books. I say "fun" because this beloved children's author had a genius for making his stories fun through the antics of his kooky characters and his wonky word choices. But you will also cry a little over Mayzie's predicament as she romps from one adventure to another as everyone tries to get rid of that troublesome daisy. Along the way, the little girl learns a valuable lesson about what's truly important in life: friends and family.

This book is one of my most treasured possessions that I will pass on to my own beloved great-grandson Devon when he's old enough to take care of it. (I'm actually giving it to him on my next visit so his mother can read it to him before safeguarding it for him.)

I treasure this book more because it's a first edition that I purchased from Book-of-the-Month Club when it came out in 1994, three years after Dr. Seuss's death. His widow discovered the manuscript among his older works written in the 1960s. The illustrations are inspired by the sketches in the original manuscript. Another stroke of genius is that The Cat in the Hat narrates this story. With his usual jaunty flair, he delivers a five-star performance in this five-star book.

Recommended with a big, loopy grin on my face. :>}

Reviewed by Betty Dravis, August 16, 2010
Author of "Dream Reachers" (with Chase Von) and other books
Laugh and cry, smile and you follow Mayzie's fate!

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September 11, 2010
Seuss was indeed one accomplished writer. Thanks for the review, Betty!
September 11, 2010
You're welcome, WOOPY, my dear friend. xo
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Quick Tip by . September 11, 2010
Daisy-head Mayzie was published after Dr. Seuss's death...from a manuscript found by his widow. It's great!
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BETTY DRAVIS was born in Hamilton, Ohio, one of seven children of John and Felda Barger. Her natural writing ability was nurtured by a “great Ohio school system, caring teachers, and a loving family.” … more
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When a daisy suddenly sprouts from the top of Mayzie McGrew's head, she is

faced with her classmates' taunts, her parents' dismay, and a publicity agent's

greed. How poor Mayzie learns that love is more important than fame and fortune

makes an endearing morality tale for our time--and for all ages. Narrated by

the Cat in the Hat, Daisy-Head Mayzie is vintage Seuss!
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ISBN-10: 0679867120
ISBN-13: 978-0679867128
Author: Dr. Seuss
Genre: Children's Books
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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