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Name That Trauma :: Reader Burgen on a Scary Dr. Suess Book

September 19th, 2010 by aunt john · 4 Comments

Hey there Kindertrauma,

I was wondering if you could help me figure out a book that scared me for years.

O.K., all I remember is it was a Dr. Seuss book, the cover was different shades of dark blue.

My cousin used to bring it out to freak me out (gotta love relatives).

I have no idea what it was called but it was something about “Scary.”

I’ve looked everywhere to find this book but nothing.

I figured someone who loved Dr. Seuss as a kid might remember it???

Wish there was more info. to go on.

It’s always bugged me.

Keep up the trauma,


UNK SEZ: Burgen, based on your description I think you are looking for “What Was I Scared Of?” by DR. SUESS. It’s blue for sure and has “scared” in the title! Turns out you are not alone with this trauma, we got a traumafession on it once before HERE!

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jamisingsNo Gravatar // Sep 19, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Oh God! NOT THE PANTS WITH NOBODY INSIDE! I’m 34 and that story STILL creeps me out! A pair of men’s pants following around a little boy…. *shudders*

  • 2 bjkatcherNo Gravatar // Sep 19, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Used to scare the hell out of me, too. This story is usually part of ‘The Sneeches and other Stories’ so that’s why you couldn’t find it.

  • 3 eugeniepetiteNo Gravatar // Sep 20, 2010 at 9:15 am

    ACK!  the pale green pants with nobody in them!!

  • 4 BurgenNo Gravatar // Sep 20, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    OMG! you found it UNK! I was so sure no one would know and they would think I was a nutter 🙂 Thank you so much. Now maybe I can look at a D.r Seuss book cover and not cringe.  I looove your site. Nice and twisted..but in a good way ;p

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