I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today!

I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today!

 
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I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today!
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September 12, 1969
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9780394800943
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Dr. Seuss tells three rhyming tales featuring the extended family of the Cat in the Hat in I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! And Other Stories. The Cat’s son shows bravado in “I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today!” while his daughter gets a bit carried away imagining “The Glunk That Got Thunk.” And we look back at one of the Cat’s ancestors for a tale about tails in “King Looie Katz.” This lesser-known collection of classic Seussian silliness will be a welcome addition to the libraries of fans of all ages!

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Sweet Nostalgia

When I was asked to join the the Dr. Seuss blog tour, I had no idea I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! even existed. Dr. Seuss has more books out that I can keep track of and I shamefully have only read his more popular works like The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham. It was the same for my husband, so we sat down together last night and I read him a little bedtime story. It's amazing how no matter how old you get, you can still appreciate the simplicity of a Dr. Seuss book.

I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! features three stories: the book's namesake, King Looie Katz and The Glunk that Got Thunk. Each are told in the same tone you'd expect from Seuss with a good measure of silliness for fun. This isn't an I Can Read! early reader's book, so a really young child would still need assistance with these stories.

I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! showed its age with the main character occasionally saying he could "beat up" the tigers. Would a modern Childrens' book contain something like that today? I'm doubtful. It caused a little confusion because I thought he was trying to lick them, but whatever. Maybe I'm trying to apply too much logic to a Dr. Seuss book which is obviously ridiculous. Still, I ended up enjoying the book as a whole and it brought on some sweet, sweet nostalgia!

My personal favorite of the three was The Glunk that Got Thunk because it's perfect for reading out loud, made up words and all. Recommended for kids and adults of all ages!

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