One of the things that you have to love about Dr. Seuss is that he can make a story out of anything – or even out of nothing! When you first think of Dr. Seuss, many people think of the Cat in the Hat, a delightfully charming and odd fellow who appears in many of the good doctors works and on the cover of many childrens books. In the book I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today!, the extended family of the Cat comes into play, as the reader is told three tales about each of the relatives that are short and to the point and yet which have, each of them, their own little moral tale to tell.
One story is about King Looie Katz, who was so proud of his royal tail that he decides that his tale must never touch the grand, and assigns Fooie Katz to keep his tale from dragging. This means that everyone starts copying him, except one. The title story in I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! Is all about a young fellow who says that he can, in fact, lick 30 tigers in a day. He realizes, however, that he’s “bit off more than he can chew”, or rather, lick, when it comes to that statement.
The third story is The Glunk that Got Thunk, one of the wordiest stories to come out of I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! or any Seuss book. The entire book is filled with fun and lessons that children, and parents, will adore.