Book review: Daisy-head Mayzie, by Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss. Daisy-head Mayzie. Random House, 2016. $17.99. ISBN  978-0-553-53900-4. 58 pgs.  Editor’s Notes.  Pre-school – early elementary ages. P9/Q10

seuss-daisy-head-mayzieOriginally released in 1994, this is the classic Dr. Seuss tale of a little girl named Mayzie who suddenly at school sprouts a daisy from her head.  The story tells of how she reacts and how the people react as well to the dilemma of a daisy growing out of a child’s head.  It’s a comical tale that teaches of love and adapting to a sudden situation in a farfetched manner.   The newly published version does have some differences.  The illustrations have changed and the word type is a little smaller.  There are editor’s notes in the back of the book that explain a bit of the history in the creation of the story and some of the differences between the two editions as well as the movie version of the story.

October 2016 review by Helyn Layton.

[Editor’s note: The publisher’s description notes that this edition has “all-new illustrations and a revised plot based on Dr. Seuss’s original screenplay and signature-style sketches.”]


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