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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

I'm headed over to EC's school later on today to read to the kids. I'm not exactly sure why Middle Schoolers need a parent to read to them, but it sounded like fun anyway.

I'm reading from my favorite, Horton Hears a Who!

"This," cried the Mayor, "is your town's darkest hour!
The time for all Who's who have blood that is red
To come to the aid of their country!" he said
"We've GOT to make noises in greater amounts!
So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts"


Thus he spoke as he climbed. When they got to the top,
The lad cleared his throat and he shouted out, "YOPP!"
And that Yopp...
That one small, extra Yopp put it over!
Finally, at last! From that speck on that clover
Their voices were heard! They rang out clear and clean.
And the elephant smiled. "Do you see what I mean?...
They've proved they ARE persons, no matter how small.
And their whole world was saved by the Smallest of All!


I took the kids to the library for story hour last night, and they listened to a couple of Dr. Seuss stories (I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! and Daisy-Head Maisie) and made a red and white striped hat in his honor. This morning, I walked Lil Q to daycare, and made a stop at Starbucks on the way. 3 or 4 people there commented on the hat - which she had insisted on wearing. Then we literally stopped traffic on our way to her school - a lady stopped her car, rolled down her window and shouted "I love her hat!"

Favorite Dr. Seuss books anyone? Leave 'em in the comments...

Comments:
Favorite, bar none, "Oh The Places You'll Go!" I have a copy on my shelf and read it whenever the mood strikes. As a kid I knew all the words and pictures and would insist upon it four hundred times a week, making my mother absolutely insane.
 
The Quandary house is currently in the Madeline cycle. I swear I'm about to throw all of those books right out the window.

I'm back from reading, and realized...Horton is probably the longest Dr. Seuss book there is!

Mr. Q gave me a copy of "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" when I started my Masters program. Isn't he the coolest?
 
It's not really a readable book but I had one from when I was a kid that you filled in things about yourself. I still have it somewhere. It's hilarious to see my old answers.
 
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