I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! by Dr. Seuss
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers on September 12th 1969
Genres: Childrens', Picture Book
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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!
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. And so my husband recorded this for your enjoyment!
Be sure to check out the brand new Dr. Seuss book: What Pet Should I Get?
A Little about the book:
In the Fall of 2013, an original manuscript with accompanying sketches by Dr. Seuss, aka Ted Geisel, was discovered in the La Jolla, California home of the late beloved children’s author. That complete manuscript was for the picture book, WHAT PET SHOULD I GET?, and will be published by Random House Children’s Books on July 28, 2015. It is the first original new Dr. Seuss book since the publication of the last book of Dr. Seuss’s career, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! in 1990. WHAT PET SHOULD I GET? captures the excitement of a classic childhood moment—choosing a pet—and features the brother and sister characters that Dr. Seuss drew in One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.
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A never-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss!
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.
Dr. Seuss 44 Classic Book Celebratory Tour
Travel back down memory lane and visit the rest of the tour stops. Each stop covers one of Dr. Seuss’ books. Rediscover the joy of a classic and discover new ones along the way!
- 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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Nope, I’d never heard of I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! either and I read a ton of Dr. Seuss when I was a child. Thanks for the chance to win this new Seuss book.
I LOVED listening to your reading! I must admit I did not grow up with Dr Seuss – it’s not available in my home language, so I only read some Dr Seuss books when I was older, for the fun of it. Anyway, such an awesome reading, and I love your facial expressions too.
No I haven’t read I Can Lick 30 Tigers. My favorite is Hop on Pop.
What a blast from the past! I remember this book (30mumble years or more ago). I was also confused by why he wanted to lick the tigers, but my mum explained it was an Americanism meaning beat them. I remember reading it all the way through & then wanting to go to a zoo to see a tiger. Unfortunately we lived in a small town with no zoo & definitely no tigers!
Ahh, this book looks all kinds of cute 😀 Now I want it too, hih. Thank you for sharing about it Steph. <3
I have not you read I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today. My favorite Dr. Seuss book is The Cat in the Hat.