Hunches in Bunches

Hunches in Bunches

by Dr. Seuss


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What’s a person to do when there is so much to do? Dr. Seuss adds his signature spin to the age-old dilemma of indecisiveness in his rhyming picture-book classic Hunches in Bunches. Go outside, play video games, eat a pizza, do homework? Whether you have a “four-way hunch,” a “nowhere hunch,” or an “up hunch,” Dr. Seuss and his unmistakable one-of-a-kind advice will ensure that readers of all ages won’t get “ga-fluppted.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394855028
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 10/28/1982
Series: Classic Seuss Series
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 160,345
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.34(d)
Lexile: 570L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL—aka Dr. Seuss—is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss’s long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot’s Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.

Date of Birth:

March 2, 1904

Date of Death:

September 4, 1991

Place of Birth:

Springfield, Massachusetts

Place of Death:

La Jolla, California


B.A., Dartmouth College, 1925; Oxford University (no degree)

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Hunches In Bunches (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Children usually do not realize that the internal dialogue in the mind is a source of confusion and distraction for almost everyone. The great strength of this book is to make that psychological reality tangible and to address ways to deal with it. You also give the parent a chance to share her or his perspective on internal voices. The book's key point is that you should consider all the perspectives that occur to you, compare them, and choose a good one to pursue. 'Do you ever sit and fidget when you don't know what to do . . . ?' 'My trouble was I had a mind. But I couldn't make it up.' 'Oh, you get so many hunches . . . .' In the story, the hunches include one to do homework, another to go play video games, yet another to fix the rusting bicycle, while another suggests a bathroom break. As the hunches build, the decision gets harder. Thinking about it just adds more hunches. The key point is: 'Make your mind up! . . . Only you can make your mind up!' The suggested method is to split yourself into several people and to decide what to do by letting each one represent a hunch. To me, that's a variation on the Benjamin Franklin method of putting each choice down on a piece of paper with a list of the pros and cons for each. Then compare the lists. If everyone learned that method at a young age, it would be wonderful! A lot of adults still need to learn this lesson, so don't limit your gift giving of this book to youngsters! After you finish this book, I suggest that you encourage your child to verbalize his or her urges. Then talk to her or him about how he or she is sorting it all out. Take the best choice, rather than the most impulsive one! Donald Mitchell, co-author of The Irresistible Growth Enterprise and The 2,000 Percent Solution
wendyfincher on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a cute story about a small boy who has plenty to do like homework. There are so many things that he could be doing but, he can not make up his mind. The Hunches come to help the boy make up his mind. Soon there are too many Hunches and he is forced to make his own mind up.
yarb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fairly standard Seuss, but still with moments of inspired hilarity.
krdavis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I am really enjoying the Suess collection. I like this book because I frequently find myself with a mixed up mind. So do children. I would love to read this to a 1st or 2nd grade class.