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Ahhhh…. The wonderfully silly books by the late and great Dr. Seuss were some of my favorites growing up for several reasons. These books rhymed, they were funny, and included characters such as The Grinch and the folks from Whoville.
Every year, the National Educational Association celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday by sponsoring “Read Across America”. Across the United States, schools invite members of their communities to read a book by Dr. Seuss to students.
This year, I participated for the third time as a reader in one of our local elementary schools. March 2nd was the kick off to “Read Across America” but it’s not too late to participate since it goes on all month. All of our libraries have a great collection of Dr. Seuss books so stop by and pick one up to read to a child in your life, or just for the sake of nostalgia.
Never Too Old
Because I think you’re always at the perfect age to enjoy a Dr. Seuss book, I would like to share a list of some my favorites.
- Green Eggs and Ham Do you really think you would like green eggs and ham if you ate it with a mouse? Or in a house? Or with a goat? Or in a boat? How about here or there? Sam I Am seems to think so.
- Dr. Seuss’s ABC While I love the ABC song, this book makes learning the alphabet very fun. I can’t imagine a duck-dog, red rhinoceros, and quacking quacker-oos not bringing a smile to someone’s face.
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas It might be wrong, but I love the Grinch for his wickedly evil ways. Muahahahahaha! However, I also love how the good citizens of Who-ville can find the joy in life even when times are tough.
- The Sneetches and Other Stories The story of the Sneetches was possibly the first one I ever read or heard. The lesson that all Sneetches are the same stuck with me all the way to adulthood. Let’s not forget the Fix-it-Up Chappie, Sylvester McMonkey McBean who takes advantage of them all.
Which Do You Love?
These are only a few of my favorites. Please share the ones near and dear to your heart. If you would like to know more about Dr. Seuss and Read Across America, visit these websites:
Rebecca A. likes to think that she would have been the perfect librarian for Who-ville.