Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Yes, I like green eggs and ham...

March 2nd (Thursday) is the birthday of Dr. Seuss.

Don a striped top hat and break out your best rhymes to celebrate. And then read something. Even better, read with a child.

Amazing Child and I will be reading my personal favorites, Horton Hears a Who and The Cat in the Hat. Then we're going to have green eggs and ham for lunch.

Have a great day!

(March 2nd is also Read Across America Day...I don't think it's a coincidence.)


Angel said...

Drama Queen took Hop on Pop to school today. Tomorrow they get to wear their pjs to school. Lots of fun!


Playground Monitor said...

When my sister and I were young, we received How the Grinch Stole Christmas one year as a gift. That's still my favorite. I also remember reading about the many hats of Bartholemew Cubbins and about McElliot's Pool (those may be spelled wrong). My boys had lots of Dr. Seuss and the books are packed in my "grandma" box to be shared with future generations.

Too bad I don't have a red Dr. Seuss hat. Tomorrow is my Red Hat Society lunch day and we wear red hats anyway. *g*

Problem Child said...

I forgot all about Bartholemew!!! Must go find the book.

Remind me to tell y'all the story one day of why I call ol' Bart "Dad."


AC will get to wear her pjs on Friday for "curl up with a book day!"

Instigator said...

My favorite was Marvin K Money Will You Please Go Now and One Fish Two Fish. I love Dr. Seuss.

Sweet Pea doesn't get to wear her pjs to school this week - that would have been an excellent idea - mommy could have slept in just a little longer :-D


Smarty Pants said...

I read most of my Dr. Seuss in spanish, oddly enough. I had read them as a kid, but I sort of blasted through that reading level and went on to other things (like Harlequins at age 10). When I got into high school, though, my spanish class would read Dr. Seuss because, well, that was our spanish reading level. Mi favorito en Espanol es "Eres tu mi mama?" pero mi favorito en Engles es The Bread Butter Battle. Green Eggs & Ham ranks up there pretty high too.

Warning: Smarty Pants Trivia Moment...I heard he wrote that as the result of a bet that he couldn't write a whole children's book using only 50 words.


Playground Monitor said...

You can take a Dr. Seuss trivia quiz here. I scored 7 out of 10.

I forgot about "My Book About Me." One of my boys had it and we had such fun filling everything out. I'd highly recommend it to encourage kids to write. I need to find that book and give it to the son it belonged to (believe it was #1 son). It would be fun to see what he wrote then. OTOH, it might be good blackmail material for when his kids are older. *beg*

Jennifer Y. said...

Aww...I love Dr. Seuss!! I remember one day in elementary school when we had green eggs and ham and wore goofy hats in memory of him because he had just passed away.

I don't know if I have a favorite of his books...I love them all (especially The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham). Over the years I have found some great quotes from him and his work too that have made me smile and inspired me a bit...including the following (not sure what they are from though):

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."

"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!"

Hugs! Read Across America Day is a great idea!

Problem Child said...

I heard somewhere that the Butter Battle was about nuclear war?

I love Are you my mother? too, but I thought that was by someone else. Hmmm, must go check AC's bookshelf.

Ahh, heck, who am I kidding...I love em all!!!