March 3, 2012

"These things are fun, and fun is good." -Dr. Seuss


Devin totally made fun of me today when talking to a friend, saying "Claire wants to watch a Dr. Seuss movie tonight.  It's Dr. Seuss's birthday - she thinks it's a holiday."  (This was in the middle of making green eggs)   
I'LL SHARE A SECRET WITH YOU: when making green eggs, don't add green, add blue!  When combined with the yellow of the eggs, it makes the perfect green color.  You can thank the preschool for that little tip :)

What can I say?  It's hard not to be excited about something so fun when you're around kids and reading silly things like One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish all day!  I just love celebrating something that has created and promotes joy in reading, rhyming, and having an imagination. 

Fun facts
-To pen the name "Dr. Seuss", he used his middle name and his father's dream. Seuss was his middle name and he put Dr. in front of it because his father had always wanted him to be a doctor.

- He used 220 words in "The Cat in the Hat". His publisher heard that 1st graders were having trouble learning to read because the books were boring so he thought he would send Dr. Seuss a list of 400 words. He asked him to narrow it down to 250 and Dr. Seuss narrowed it to 220 words.

-"And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street" was his first book. 

I'm so glad he chose to be a writer instead! Here are some of his fantastic words to live by:
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1 comment:

  1. I love celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday! It IS a holiday when you have kids :P