Totally Suessical!

Daisy-Head Mayzie - Dr. Seuss

Out of all of Dr. Suess' extraordinary books, this one is definitely one of my favorites. Mayzie is just like any ordinary girl in her class. Well, until she sprouts a daisy out of her head one afternoon. Poor Maizie is mortified, along with her teacher and principal. No one knows what to do. Specialists come in and try to get rid of it, but nothing works. After Mayzie is asked to be on television, she becomes famous. When everyone that Mayzie loves decides to not be her friend anymore, she realizes that love is more important than fame and fortune. I love the message that this book communicates to students! Trust me, you do not want to miss out on this fun Dr. Suess book. It may not be as well known as his other books, but it certainly is worth your time!


Use in the classroom: I would read this book on Read Across America day, instead of one of the more common books. I would have a discussion with students about the importance of love and friendship in life. For an activity after reading, I would have the class create their own daisy to wear on their head for the day. 


Target grade: I would read it to kindergarten-4th