Scrambled Eggs Super!

Scrambled Eggs Super!

by Dr. Seuss

Hardcover(Reissue)

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Overview

An eggs-cellent way to start the day! Breakfast will never be the same, thanks to Dr. Seuss’s classic rhyming picture book Scrambled Eggs Super! When Peter T. Hooper tires of traditional scrambled eggs, he sets out on a quest to find the rarest and most exciting eggs so he can make the amazing breakfast he craves. Featuring zany egg-layers such as the Sala-ma-goox, the Tizzle-Topped Grouse, and the Bombastic Aghast, Scrambled Eggs Super! will hit the spot and leave readers wanting seconds.

"Riotous humor in picture and verse as an enterprising Seuss creature hunts uncommon eggs for a super deluxe dish."—Child Study Assn.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394800851
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 03/28/1953
Series: Classic Seuss Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 154,663
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 5 - 9 Years

About the Author

THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL—aka Dr. Seuss—is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss’s long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot’s Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.

Date of Birth:

March 2, 1904

Date of Death:

September 4, 1991

Place of Birth:

Springfield, Massachusetts

Place of Death:

La Jolla, California

Education:

B.A., Dartmouth College, 1925; Oxford University (no degree)

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SCRAMBLED EGGS SUPER 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
krdavis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This isn't my favorite Suess book but it is good nonetheless. Some of his books, like this one and Bartholomew Cubbins are so long. I don't know how many children would sit and listen to the whole story.
rjmcwhorter1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another leisurely Dr. Seuss book that students will find amusing and cute. It doesn't entirely have a lot of lifelong lessons within it, but it provides for a good laugh, and is enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had forgotten how much fun it was to say all the crazy rhymes!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I always loved this book as a child I loved the pictures and how it was! I love this book so I am gonna purchase it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Scrambled Egg Super has been a favorite of mine ever since the first time I held it in my hands. I've always wanted my own 'Scrambled eggs super de dooper, special deluxe a la Peter T. Hooper' I cheered him on every step his adventure, & I can't wait to share it with my grandchildren whenever they arrive.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Peter T. Hooper (of The Cat in the Hat fame) addresses Liz. ' . . . [S]peaking of cooks, I'm the best that there is!' He perceives opportunity. '[I]t's sort of a shame that scrambled eggs always taste always the same.' His recipe is more challenging than the Joy of Cooking's version. Hen eggs just won't cut it. You need hundreds of eggs from different kinds of birds (all that you've never heard of), 99 pans, 55 cans of beans, 2/3 cup of sugar, a small pinch of pepper, a pound of horseradish, some nuts, some ginger, nine prunes, three figs, 22 sprigs of parsley, 6 cinnamon sticks, and one clove. And it's not just any different kinds of eggs. You need eggs from the Ruffle-Necked Sala-ma-goox, Kweet, Tizzle-Topped Grouse, Kwigger, South-West-Facing Crane, Grickily Gructus, Zumm, Bombastic Aghast, and many others. In fact, you have to go to so many places that you need a lot of helpers. When you're done, you've got Scrambled Eggs Super-dee-Dooper-dee-Booper Special de luxe a-la-Peter T. Hooper. And that's what they taste like, too! Reading this book reminded me of all the ways that children like to brag. I remember going to a camp picnic, and seeing that the can of pork and beans I had brought looked better with the top opened than the others. I began waxing eloquently about how carefully I had chosen my can of beans. Then, another boy noted that the only reason my beans looked better was because he had stirred them up with a spoon to bring the beans to the top of the can! I became much more humble about my grocery shopping skills after that experience. Peter T. Hooper hasn't been brought to ground yet. A fun thing to use this book for is to think with your youngster about how favorite dishes could be made even better. Then, you can go on to consider how to add variety to other things that you do. This imagining will expand your child's intellect, and help both of you to lead more purposeful, interesting lives! Be super! Donald Mitchell, co-author of The Irresistible Growth Enterprise and The 2,000 Percent Solution