Friday, March 02, 2007

I Heart Dr. Suess



Happy Birthday to The Cat in the Hat!


Today is the fiftieth anniversary of a classic - and it all started with Dr. Seuss taking his list of words appropriate for beginning readers and creating a book that kids want to read.

Carrie started Sean's collection of Dr. Seuss books when he was born - and both he and Christian love to hear each one that's been added on holidays and birthdays. What's not to love? Dr. Seuss books ooze with color, crazy characters, silly rhymes. In Seussville, imagination is the law of the land. And who doesn't like to yell out - "I DO like green eggs and ham, Sam I am!"

There are several ways you can celebrate the birth of the Cat - take part in the National Education Association's (www.nea.org) Read Across America Day! Read The Cat in the Hat aloud (to yourself, to your goldfish, to your kids or your neighbor's kids) and be a part of the nationwide read-along. Check out www.seussville.com and send the Cat in the Hat a birthday card - for each card received, Random House is donating a book to the First Book organization (www.firstbook.org).

Every kid deserves to know the thrill of being transported to a new world through the written word...

In the words of the Doctor himself, from the book I Can Read With My Eyes Shut -


Young cat! If you keep your eyes open enough, oh! the stuff you will learn! the most wonderful stuff!

and

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.

2 comments:

Luisa Perkins said...

Hi! I found your blog through 5MfM. We heart Dr. Seuss, too! I am also a writer/mom; it's great to see someone else out there doing what I'm trying to do. Best of luck!

Amy Jane said...

It's sometimes funny to me how popular Dr. Seuss is. He never really jived for me.

I still read Green eggs and ham (though I'm getting more and more uncomfortable with a "no" not being respected...) but really my favorite things to read with my girls are Oliver Pig and Frog and Toad.

And recently my 2 1/2er just *latched* on to Mouse Soup from the Library.

I think she likes the diff voices I give the mouse and the weasel