Hunches in Bunches

Hunches in Bunches

Book - 1982
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A boy has a difficult time making decisions even though there is a vocal bunch of Hunches to help him.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c1982.
ISBN: 9780394855028
0394855027
9780394955025
0394955021
Call Number: SEUSS
Picture Book Fiction
Characteristics: [44] p. : chiefly ill. ; 26 cm
Subjects: Decision making -- Juvenile fiction.
Stories in rhyme -- Juvenile fiction.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Nov 02, 2020

Hunches in Bunches, by Dr. Seuss, is a very cute and enjoyable story. I thought that it was very relatable, and liked the advice that it gives. I think that kids will be able to connect to the main character, who just can’t make up his mind, and has so many opposing hunches, as kids often have millions of ideas bouncing around in their heads. The story line delivery was very engaging, and fun to read, which is also ideal for younger audiences! This is one of my favourite Seuss creations, and I would definitely recommend it to other readers! @PenelopeScriptor of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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dylankemp
Feb 09, 2017

Dr Seuss looks at how we all have many different ideas bouncing around inside our heads. Good book to start discussions about making good choices. Or, for older kids, how we all have internal conflicts. Or, you know, just a bit of fun.

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mmcbeth29
Feb 21, 2015

A young boy is having a difficult time deciding what to do with his time. Suddenly he is bombarded with hunches. And they come in bunches. Each hunch is telling him something different to do. Some of the things they tell him make sense but others do not. In the end, the boy decides to simply go to the kitchen and eat hot dogs.

The illustrations are fun and colorful. Each hunch has a different and silly hat.

The story concept is a good one. But it is not executed with Dr. Seuss' typical bouncy and fast flowing style. Many of the rhymes do not flow well. And worst of all, the words dumb and stupid appear which should never belong in a book for young children. Dr. Seuss' books usually are written in an uplifting manner, but this one brings you down. The hunches are pointing their finger hats at the boy making him feel pressured which is why in the end he decides to eat instead of following any of the other's advice.

This book is written on a 2.9 reading level. It would be good for 2-3 grade independent readers, but not young emerging readers.

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mmcbeth29
Feb 21, 2015

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 9

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