A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this book.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that the story visits one comically horrible situation after another, dandily illustrated by Dr. Seuss' wacko artwork and with lots of eccentric word inventions.
What's the story?
You think you've got it bad? asks Dr. Seuss. Consider then Gucky Gown or the Green-bearded Schlottz or the Brothers Ba-zoo, who all are "muchly much-much more unlucky than you!" Believe it; Dr. Seuss introduces a whole company of unluckies--from humans to Irish ducks to left socks--all in shimmeringly hapless circumstances.
Is it any good?
The best way to give bad medicine is to sweeten it with humor, and Seuss does that with style. Here is a humble piece of advice that, like the best humble pieces of advice, is the product of considerable enlightenment: There is solace in knowing you may have it bad but others have it worse.
Seuss's unfortunates may be unfortunate, but not scarily so. They're the kind of folks who can actually see the grass growing in the wake of their lawn mower, or can't throw a shadow, or break their poogle-horns at all the wrong times. Still, who wants a fractured poogle-horn when the Prince of Poo-Boken is expecting a serenade?