Horton Hears a …

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!

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    I think a Dr. Suess book under the tree this year will be a great addition to the family library! The topic of bullying is a hot one and something parents are always facing at one time or another with children. This book sounds like it will be another easy way to talk about a big issue for kids. We could only hope there would be many of these Dr. Suess books under the trees of families across the nation. Unfortunately there is such a need!

  2. The world would have been a much sadder place without Dr. Suess! I imagine we all learned to read from his funny and beguiling books. I still remember the pride I felt when I finished reading my first book at age 4 , ” the Cat in the Hat” ofcourse. Looks like this new compilation will be a winner !

    • MaryJane says:

      I have buckets of Black Cherry Toms that I’m going to save the seed from by doing my paper towel rub/dry/store routine. Last year (for what I grew this year) that’s how I saved the seed. I can’t for the life of me figure out why I should ferment them first. What are your thoughts?

      • Well MaryJane, from the standpoint of someone who saves seeds for a business/living, fermenting is the best way to kill pathogens,fungus and disease that the seeds may carry from possibly affected plants. I couldn’t in good conscience sell my seeds saved any other way. They also will have the best fertility as the seed coat is partially broken down giving mine 99.9% viability and germination. But for a home seed saver your method is fine in small quantities.

        • MaryJane says:

          I want to grow enough to sell fresh tomatoes in town. My plants haven’t show any disease at all. In fact, this variety is mighty impressive all around. Prolific is too tidy a word for what this plant does. It explodes tomatoes, plus they never split, and when stored in the fridge, they last FOREVER. Can you tell I’ve found MY tomato? If I had to choose just one …

          Also, don’t you think you could dip the loaded paper towels in a very diluted bleach solution and accomplish the same thing?

          • It might. I actually was gonna try your method for a few types ( and also my method) just to compare. I often do side by side comparisms on plants anyway. The “Bible” on seed saving, ” Seed to Seed” by Suzanne Ashworth, and nearly every other reputable seed saving source suggests the fermenting method.
            Also, if you want easy and prolific try the Riesentraube tomato ( so sweet they make wine with it in Germany). Or try my personal favorite for small ,easy and tasty, the 1868 Hartman’s Yellow Gooseberry tomato- ( just throw the seeds on the ground and they take over!) And, don’t forget the taste test winner of all time, Matt’s Wild Cherry tomato. I can send you some of all of these seeds this winter for you to start. You will love them and the grandchildren will adore them too.

          • MaryJane says:

            Since I’ve done lots of experimenting in the past, I think next summer I want to roll out just one ‘mater and stay focused. You know, the SQUIRREL!!!! problem.

  3. Molly Welsh says:

    Oh my ! What a wonderful thing. We shall look into getting ti right away!

  4. Wow, your squirrels eat ‘maters? That’s the one thing mine don’t but we have grey squirrels- maybe you have the mean red ones? Now, my deer and coons, well, that is another thing ! Ok , I won’t bombard you with tomato seeds.

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