Daisy-Head Mayzie

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Daisy-Head Mayzie
Daisy Head Mayzie.jpg
Author Dr. Seuss
Country United States
Language English
Genre Children's literature
Publisher Random House
Publication date
January 11, 1995
Media type Print (Hardcover and paperback)
ISBN 0-679-86712-0
OCLC 30353431
[E] 20
LC Class PZ8.3.G276 Dai 1994
Preceded by Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Followed by The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss

Daisy-Head Mayzie is the last children's book officially written by Dr. Seuss, although he did not illustrate it, nor was it published until 1995, after his death.


The book is about a human 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 is seen serving as the narrator to this story who 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.


In earlier Dr. Seuss lore, the name "Mayzie" is also given to a bird: a lazy acquaintance of Horton the Elephant who also has a role in the musical Seussical.


In 1995, prior to its actual publication, the book was adapted into a special for television on TNT. The special, which was produced by Hanna-Barbera, can be found as a bonus feature on the Horton Hears a Who! Deluxe Edition DVD.

In 2011, Daisy-Head Mayzie was made a meetable character at Seuss Landing at Universal's Islands of Adventure.


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