I have loved Dr. Seuss and his adorkable books for…well, forever, it seems. I loved them when I was a kid, and I loved them when my kids were little kids and I read them aloud, and I think I may love them even more, now that I write for kids. Theodore Geisel was genius–is genius–and as soon as I have fifteen free minutes, I’m dashing to the bookstore to read What Pet Should I Get?
I won’t even care if it’s not up to the usual Seussical brilliant standards. After all, if he’d wanted to publish it, I suspect he would have. But more Seuss in the world–even so-so Seuss–is cause for celebration. And, I think, inspiration. You can read for yourself if you have a minute to dash over to The Muffin for “Green Eggs and Inspiration.”
I promise that I didn’t wax too poetic over there…
Okay, that’s a bald-faced lie. I did wax a little poetic. I mean, I just love Dr. Seuss. And I would read him here or there, I would read him in a chair, or with a bear or on a dare.
I do so love that timeless guy. Thank you, thank you, Dr. Seuss. *sigh*
Today kicks off the Sequester. (Blech.) But it’s also the kick-off for NEA’s Read Across America Day. (Yay.) So if you’re feeling a little glum, sequester yourself at your local library and read a couple of whimsical Dr. Seuss books to your favorite littlest ones.
Or just read them to yourself. You’re never too old for the Whos down in Whoville. (Who, now that I think about it, were a pretty political group of characters with their bitter butter battles and their anti-commercialism at Christmas and their person’s-a-person-no-matter-how-small rhetoric. Holy Seussical! How did I miss all that?)
Um…I may need to sequester myself in the shower and think for awhile about children’s literature. (Have a Fun Friday, anyway.)
Today is Read Across America Day! It’s also Dr. Seuss’ birthday!
I LOVE reading and I LOVE Dr. Seuss’ books. I’m particularly partial to Green Eggs and Ham, mostly because I have such sweet memories of reading that book to the Junior Halls. But also because I loved reading it as a wee child.
And because reading Dr. Seuss makes me feel like a wild and crazy 8-year-old, I think that’s how I’ll celebrate today. How about you?
Will you read here or there?
Will you read everywhere?
Will you read up or down?
Will you read all around?
Will you read in your chair?
Will you read on the stair?
Will you read with a friend?
Will you read to the end?
I do so love to read, you know.
Thank you, Seuss– and off I go!