Scrambled Eggs Super!
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
|Preceded by||If I Ran the Zoo|
|Followed by||Horton Hears a Who!|
At the beginning of the story, Peter T. Hooper brags to a girl, Liz, in his mother's kitchen about how good of a cook he is. He tells the story of how, when he became fed up with the taste of regular scrambled eggs using hen's eggs, he decided to scramble eggs from other birds. He tells of how he travelled great distances and discovered a variety of exotic birds and their eggs. He explains his criteria for choosing some eggs, because of their sweetness, and avoiding others. He takes the eggs home but decides that he still needs more, and he calls on the help of some friends he knows from around the world, including a "fellow named Ali". After each bird Peter finds he states the famous phrase..."Scrambled Egg Super Dee Dooper Dee Booper Special Deluxe a la Peter T. Hooper".
It also received positive reviews from Chicago Sunday Tribune and The New York Herald Tribune for Seuss's illustrations of the birds.
Phillip Nel, in the book Dr. Seuss: American Icon, wrote that Scrambled Eggs Super! was one of Seuss's less politically oriented books.
- Barlow, Ruth C. (30 July 1953). "Keeping Up With the Juniors". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
- Fensch, Thomas. The Man Who Was Dr. Seuss: The Life and Work of Theodor Geisel. New Century Books. pp. 196–197. ISBN 0-930751-11-6.
- Nel, Phillip. Dr. Seuss: American icon. Continuum International. pp. 148–149. ISBN 0-8264-1708-6.
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