Daisy-Head Mayzie By Dr. Seuss

    When Maizie sprouts a daisy on her head, she soon finds stardom. But will fane and fortune prove a substitute for friends and family?

    By combining the funniest stories, craziest creatures and zaniest pictures with his unique bland of rhyme, rhythm and repetition, Dr. Seuss helps children of all ages and abilities learn to read.

    'Daisy-Head Mazie' is narrated by the watching Cat in the Hat. Daisy-Head Mayzie

    Years before I had kids, I taught a class on children's literature. In preparation for that class, I went out and bought copies of every Dr. Seuss book ever written.

    Since then a decade has passed. I've had kids and read many Seuss books to both of them, many many times.

    So imagine my surprise when I was looking through our bookshelves today and there, among all the Seuss, I saw this: A Seuss book I don't remember *ever* reading.

    So I pulled it down and started reading it to my youngest boy, Cutie. (Not his real name. He's a little under 2).

    The first thing that struck me as odd was the art. It looked similar to Seuss, but it was... flatter. Cleaner. The lines were straight and precise. I shrugged it off, thinking to myself that maybe it was one of his later books, and his style was more polished then. Or maybe he was trying something new....

    But as I kept reading, the words weren't right either. Rhyme and meter as flawless as Seuss's are delightfully easy to read, but they are a nightmare to write. I know. And while some pages were fine solid others were just... odd. They had bad lines in the middle of good lines. The number of syllables would change randomly from stanza to stanza. Or things would stop rhyming entirely.

    About five or six pages in, I actually closed the book to look at the cover to see if it really said, By Dr. Seuss or if I'd been tricked by one of those goddamn abhorrences in book form that pretends to a book by a certain author, but really it's based on the the author's work. Or inspired by the work. That is bullshit behavior.

    But no. It said By Dr. Seuss right on the cover.

    So I kept reading it. Cutie liked it well enough, but then again, it's not that hard to impress a 20 month old.

    It got worse and worse as I continued. And after I finished it, I did a little research and found out that this book was published several years after his death. It was discovered as a draft in 1994. It was doubtless finished by someone else, and the art was done by someone else based on some of the sketches discovered with his draft.

    So, simply said, this is only By Dr. Seuss in the very roughest sense.

    Here are my problems with the book:

    1. The language is bad. The rhyme, meter, and word choice are neither consistent nor good. I could probably go through this book and highlight the parts that Seuss actually wrote.

    If this weren't posing as a Seuss book, this would be less of an issue. But Seuss was a master of the language. To present this is as Seuss though.... It's like going into a restaurant and ordering a bowl of soup and getting a bowel of soap instead. Close, but no. It's not really close at all, is it?

    2. The art isn't the same. It's similar in style, but really not the same in terms of feel.

    3. The message/moral/plot is... strange/confusing/messy/nonexistent.

    So is this book painful? Is it like eating broken glass or having a nail driven into your eye? No. Not really. And honestly, if it was just a random kid's book, it would rank a solid 'Meh' from me. Maybe a Meh-minus.

    But this isn't being pitched as a random kid's book. It's supposed to be Dr. Seuss. And this isn't. It *very* isn't. And reading it is like picking up your glass expecting a mouthful of orange juice and instead getting milk. Or a bowel of soap. Not what you signed up for *and* startlingly unpleasant.

    So yeah. Don't squander your money on nostalgia like this. You're much better off re-reading a different Seuss. Or, if you're looking for something new, then try out a new kid's book by a struggling new author. That way, at least, you have the chance of finding a new favorite. Here all you're going to find is the sad, dim room, empty except for a worn chair where a great man used to sit. Hardcover Daisy-Head Mayzie, Dr. Seuss

    The book is about a 12-year-old warmhearted schoolgirl named Mayzie who one day suddenly sprouts a bright white daisy from her head. It causes alarm in her classroom, family, and town, until an agent makes her a celebrity. The Cat in the Hat who serves as the narrator to this story helps Mayzie to understand her problem and persuade her to go back home.

    The book has a mini-song titled Daisy-Head Mayzie which her classmates chant.

    تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز دوازدهم ماه ژوئن سال2008میلادی

    عنوان: می زی گل به سر؛ نویسنده: زئوس (تئودور سوس گایزل، نامدار به دکتر سوس، تلفظ نام ایشان در زبان آلمانی «زویس» است)؛ مترجم رضی هیرمندی؛ تهران، افق، فندق، سال1386؛ در36ص؛ مصور؛ شابک9789643694180؛ چاپ دیگر تهران، افق، سال1392؛ در41ص؛ شابک9789643699055؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان ایالات متحده آمریکا - سده20م

    می‌ زی دارد با بقیه‌ ی بچه‌ های کلاس، به درس گوش می‌دهد، که یک دفعه...؛ / این گل خوشگل درست روی سرش درمی‌آید؛ همه دست به کار می‌شوند تا مشکل «می‌ زی» را حل کنند؛ از خانم معلم و مدیر مدرسه گرفته، تا دکتر و شهردار و اهالی محل و...؛ / اما انگار مشکل «می‌ زی» بدجوری بیخ پیدا کرده است!؛

    تاریخ بهنگام رسانی 10/01/1400هجری خورشیدی؛ 05/12/1400هجری خورشیدی؛ ا. شربیانی Hardcover ★ 4 stars
    [read with my little brother] Hardcover Daisy-Head Mayzie is about a girl who suddenly sprouts Daisy on her head and she is made fun of. This is my least favorite book in The Cat in the Hat series because the strange cat makes an appearance too late. Also the story wasn't that impressive.

    I too like a lot of other people think that this wasn't written by Dr. Seuss because the rhyming wasn't that great. It felt off but still the pictures aren't bad.

    3 stars Hardcover 3/5 stars

    Having read the previous books in the cat and the hat series, it felt like something was off with the writing. It didn't click to me like Dr. Seuss'. Later that night, I got to know through one of my friends that it was one of the last works of his before his death. It was in 'unfinished draft' stage which was later finished by her daughter.

    It shows in the writing. It wasn't playful, it wasn't whacky. But still, not a bad work. I enjoyed it, just not more than others, to say the least.

    Review Posted: 28 Mar 2022. Hardcover


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    4 stars & 4/10 hearts. Ah, why haven’t I heard of this one before? It was very funny and full of great rhymes, and I particularly love the way it slipped in the theme of ‘no one loves me’:

    Mayzie McGrew ran night and day,
    Nowhere to go, nowhere to stay.
    Because she was sure that everyone must
    Have written her off in total disgust,
    Over and over again in her head,
    These are the words that poor Mayzie said:
    “I can never go home. Nobody loves me.
    Nobody loves me. Nobody loves me.”

    Then the daisy pops in… and assures Mayzie she is, indeed, loved…

    Just sweet.

    Hardcover Of course I read this as a teenager, and I'm sure I loved it then, but I just re-read as an adult and it didn't dazzle me or excite me like I expect Dr. Seuss books to do. It was cute, but not cute enough for me. This sounds like a silly complaint, but it had tons of words, lol! Usually Dr. Seuss books are a little long, but each page is kind of short and sweet, kind of a little poem to itself almost. This didn't feel that way to me. The illustrations were good, but I think what I love about Dr. Seuss is the silliness. There are a few silly things, starting with a daisy growing out of the head of Mayzie, but I really like all the weird creatures and inventions of Dr. Seuss, and this didn't have very many. Like I said, it's cute, but not his best, but you still have to read it, it's Dr. Seuss after all! Hardcover I read this to first graders in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday. They thought it was definitely strange to have a daisy growing out of the top of your head! Funny, I remember making daisy chain crowns as a girl to put in my hair.

    After the teacher, principal, Daisy's parents and practically the whole town try to figure out what to do about it, Daisy becomes sort of famous for having this exceptional feature. It is soon obvious that money can't replace friends, and life at the top is lonely. When Mayzie's daisy begins shedding petals one-by-one she wonders if her friends love me (her) or love me (her) not. Of course they love her! As the last petal falls and she realizes she has returned to normal, she assumes life as a regular girl again. Although every now and then when another daisy sprouts up, Mayzie and the other characters now accept this peculiarly. I think it would be cool to have a flower in your hair ... a very pretty accessory. Hardcover The watching Cat in the Hat tells the tale of 'Daisy-Head Mazie' who suddenly sprouts a daisy out of the top of her head.

    Maizie's teacher Miss Sneetcher, thinks Maizie's classmates are playing a trick on her but her classmates' taunts make her think that it is perhaps not so. She rushes off to the school Principal, Mr Gregory Grumm, and between them they decide that it is a genuine daisy.

    They try their best to sort the problem out but without success so they call a doctor, Dr Eisenbart, and a florist, Finch, but before they arrive Maizie runs away when a swarm of bees are attracted to her daisy. Officer Thatcher sorts that little problem out by which time Maizie's mother, Mrs McGrew, is so upset that she doesn't know what to do.

    Then at a meeting hosted by the Mayor in order to try to resolve the problem, a wheeler and dealer, Finagle the Agent, signs Maizie on to be an attraction. Daisy-Head fever suddenly hits the nation as fame knocks on Maizie's door!

    But Maizie has lost all her friends and she begins to think, 'What is money without friends' and she finds she has nowhere to go and nowhere to stay. But the Cat in the Hat steps in, the daisy goes away and Maizie gets back to her studies and her friends. But does the daisy still make occasional appearances …?

    'Daisy-Head Mayzie' is the usual unique combination of zany pictures and riotous rhymes and it
    is vintage Seuss.

    Hardcover This book was published many years after my own personal childhood, so this was another Dr. Suess book I had never read before reading it aloud to my daughter. The story was a bit weird, though the sacrifice of the daisy towards the end was a bit sweet I thought. Because love is what it is all about. Hardcover