Horton hears a … new collection of stories from our beloved Dr. Seuss? Fans of the children’s author and illustrator can celebrate more fantastical tales bursting with the writer’s hallmark rhyme and invented language in the new collection, Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories.
Compiled from monthly columns that Dr. Seuss (also known as Theodore Geisel) wrote for Redbook during the 1950s, the book features four new stories that add to the characters and themes seen in some of his later works. We visit with favorites like Horton, the Grinch, and little Marco from his very first book, And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street, as well as get to know a not-very-nice bullying insect called a Kwuggerbug, who manipulates Horton into finding beezlenuts for him. Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated 43 children’s books during his career. His learn-to-read simple stories, embedded with morals and told in silly, rhyming cadence, are our favorites, hands-down. I think we’ll find a copy of this under our tree this year for sure!