Friday, March 05, 2010

 

What's Your Favorite Dr. Seuss Book?

On March 2, Theodore Geisel's birthday continued to be celebrated across the States with Read Across America Day activities.

Growing up, reading a book by Dr. Seuss added a sense of silliness to my day. As I grew older, I used his material to teach rhythm and meter in creative writing classes. And as a competitive speech coach, I'd suggest a few of his works to use in poetry or prose interpretation.

My favorite is Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose. Something about the moose and his antler-nest of unwelcomed guests always makes me laugh. I'd read it to my kids when they were young, complete with different voices for each of the characters.

What is your favorite Dr. Seuss story?

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4 Comments:

Blogger PM27 said...

Two favorites--The Lorax and
Oh the places you'll go--these are the ones I treasured and shared with my children

1:23 PM  
Blogger LuAnn said...

My favorites are The Cat in the Hat and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Dr. Seuss had such a wonderful gift for appealing to children. It's too bad we don't have anyone now to provide these types of stories for this generation of wee ones.

7:55 AM  
Blogger Jon said...

I work for OHDELA and we believe that every child deserves and individualized education. We hosted a great Read Across America Day full of games and prizes open to the public. We read a number of Dr. Suess Books as well as offered many activities for people to participate in. You should check out our pictures from the event as we had a dress like your favorite Dr. Suess Contest. WOW amazing. You can see these on our facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Akron-OH/OHDELA/191364637075?ref=ts

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5:54 AM  
OpenID dustinweishaar said...

My fave book of Dr. Seuss's is Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book

- This book begins with a small bug yawning. This yawn spreads (as yawns are terribly contagious) and then the book follows various creatures, including the Foona Lagoona Baboona, the Collaspable Frink, the Chippendale Mupp, The Oft, and the Krandles, throughout the lands who are sleeping, or preparing to sleep. Towards the end of the book the sleepers in the world are recorded by a special machine ("The Audio Telly O-Tally O-Count"). A Warning is printed on the inside cover of the book that "this book is to be read in bed" as it is intended to put children to sleep. The final line of the book is a simple, unmetered "Good night".

Perfect for my kid's essays. Thanks for the post!

7:34 AM  

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