We are so incredibly excited to be taking part in the Dr. Seuss’s celebratory tour! Our blog (along with other 43 other blogs & YouTube channels) are reviewing some of Dr. Seuss’s previous books, as well as spotlighting his BRAND NEW children’s book, ‘What Pet Should I Get?’ (out TODAY)!
Check out my review for Hunches in Bunches, and book info below, and be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom for your chance to WIN a copy of What Pet Should I Get!
Hunches in Bunches by Dr. Seuss
Published by Random House
Published on October 12th 1982
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What’s a person to do when there is so much to do? Dr. Seuss adds his signature spin to the age-old dilemma of indecisiveness in his rhyming picture-book classic Hunches in Bunches. Go outside, play video games, eat a pizza, do homework? Whether you have a “four-way hunch,” a “nowhere hunch,” or an “up hunch,” Dr. Seuss and his unmistakable one-of-a-kind advice will ensure that readers of all ages won’t get “ga-fluppted.”
If I could sum up Hunches in Bunches in four words, they would be: “The struggle is REAL.”
On page one, Dr. Seuss sums up the ‘struggle’ that we oftentimes find ourselves in:
Do you ever sit and fidget when you don’t know what to do…?
Everybody gets the fidgets. Even me and even you.
And today was quite an awful day for me and my poor pup.
My trouble was I had a mind.
But I couldn’t make it up.
Been there, done that.
Throughout the course of the story, we follow this kid and his pup as they aimlessly follow a bunch of ‘hunches’ who are trying to get him to do things. There’s a ‘Happy Hunch’ (trying to get him to play outside), ‘a Real Tough Hunch’ (trying to get him to get his homework done), a ‘Sour Hunch’ (who tries to spoil all the fun), a ‘Very Odd Hunch’ (who thinks going to the bathroom is a good way to go), and also a ‘Nowhere Hunch’ who I think many of us are familiar with…aka, the ‘ADD Hunch’:
Ultimately, he gets all mixed up by all the Hunches (in Bunches, if you will), and he realizes that there is only one Hunch that he should stick with:
This book has all of the tomfoolery we come to expect with a Dr. Seuss tale. This book is a fun read for children of all ages; the Seussian language/terminology will have you giggling whilst getting your tongue in knots.
Here’s all you need to know about Dr. Seuss’s BRAND NEW, never-before-seen book, ‘What Pet Should I Get?‘:
This never-ever-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss about making up one’s mind is the literary equivalent of buried treasure! What happens when a brother and sister visit a pet store to pick a pet? Naturally, they can’t choose just one! The tale captures a classic childhood moment — choosing a pet — and uses it to illuminate a life lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but sometimes you just have to do it!
Told in Dr. Seuss’s signature rhyming style, this is a must-have for Seuss fans and book collectors, and a perfect choice for the holidays, birthdays, and happy occasions of all kinds.
An Editor’s Note at the end discusses Dr. Seuss’s creative process, his interest in animals, and Seussian creatures throughout his work.
Follow the Tour!
Some books you may be familiar with, and some you may not–but I encourage you to relive some of these childhood favorites along with the bloggers/YouTubers below!
Dr. Seuss 44 Classic Book Celebratory Tour
- And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, 1937 – The Young Folks.com
- The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, 1938 – Bookish Antics
- The Seven Lady Godivas, 1939 – The Eater of Books
- The King’s Stilts, 1939 – On Starships and Dragonwings
- Horton Hatches the Egg, 1940 – The Book Cellar
- McElligot’s Pool, 1947 – Media Mikes
- Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose, 1948 –Mommie of 2
- Bartholomew and the Oobleck, 1949 – Nonperfect Parenting
- If I Ran the Zoo, 1950 – Live to Read
- Scrambled Eggs Super! 1953 – Word Spelunking
- Horton Hears a Who! 1954 – Bookiemoji
- On Beyond Zebra! 1955 – Jessabella Reads
- If I Ran the Circus, 1956 – Book Hounds
- The Cat in the Hat, 1957 – The Bookbag
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 1957 – Nightly Reading
- The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, 1958 – Winter Haven Books
- Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories, 1958 – Alice Marvels
- Happy Birthday to You! 1959 – Chapter by Chapter
- Green Eggs and Ham, 1960 – Poland Bananas
- One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, 1960 – Once Upon a Twilight
- The Sneetches and Other Stories, 1961 – The Mod Podge Bookshelf
- Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book, 1962 – Good Books and Good Wine
- Dr. Seuss’s ABC, 1963 – The Irish Banana
- Hop on Pop, 1963 – Mundie Moms
- Fox in Socks, 1965 – Page Turners
- I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, 1965 – Book Rock Betty
- The Cat in the Hat Songbook, 1967 – Giveaway Train
- The Foot Book, 1968 – I Am A Reader
- I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! And Other Stories, 1969 – Cuddlebuggery
- I Can Draw It Myself, 1970 – The Children’s Book Review
- Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? 1970 – Curling Up with a Good Book
- The Lorax, 1971 – Elizziebooks
- Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! 1972 – Reading with ABC
- Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? 1973 – Me, Myshelf, and I
- The Shape of Me and Other Stuff, 1973 – Paperback Princess
- There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! 1974 – Presenting Lenore
- Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! 1975 – YA Books Central
- The Cat’s Quizzer, 1976 – Lille Punkin’
- I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! 1978 – Confessions Of A Vi3tbabe
- Oh Say Can You Say? 1979 – Ex Libris
- Hunches in Bunches, 1982 – No BS Book Reviews
- The Butter Battle Book, 1984 – Novel Novice
- You’re Only Old Once! 1986 – Dad of Divas
- Oh, the Places You’ll Go! 1990 – Jesse the Reader
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