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    Celebrating Seuss

    “You can find magic
    wherever you look.
    Sit back and relax,
    all you need is a book.”

    ― Dr. Seuss

    “When you think things are bad,
    when you feel sour and blue,
    when you start to get mad...
    you should do what I do!
    Just tell yourself, Duckie,
    you're really quite lucky!
    Some people are much more...
    oh, ever so much more...
    oh, muchly much-much more
    unlucky than you!”

    ― Dr. Seuss, Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?

    Tomorrow, March 2, marks what would have been Dr. Seuss' 109th birthday. Bubby's class celebrated all things Seuss this week, topped off by a day of dress-up and green eggs and ham.

    Dr. Seuss celebration

    Bubby posed with his teacher, whom he loves and adores, then ate (or pretended to eat) the obligatory green eggs. Bubby's not a fan of eggs in general, and I'm not so sure even the prospect of them being green — his favorite color — made him change his mind.

    (Food for thought: In the photo above that Megan texted me, the eggs don't seem to me to be all that green. When my girls were little, green eggs for our annual green-eggs-and-ham breakfast — on St. Patrick's Day because that's the way we rolled — were pretty much a Technicolor affair ... and scrambled. Go figure.)

    In honor of Dr. Seuss, March 2 was designated a while back by the National Education Association and Random House as the official Read Across America Day. If you're looking for celebration ideas (and printables for some special fun), head on over to Seussville.

    “You're off to Great Places!
    Today is your day!
    Your mountain is waiting,
    So... get on your way!”

    ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

    Today's question:

    Of Dr. Seuss' 46 children's books, which is your favorite?

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    Reader Comments (12)

    I've always been partial to One Fish, Two Fish. However, my beginner reader Granddaughter has been reading The Lorax out loud to me, so it's quickly turning into a favorite.

    Thanks for the info about Seussville!

    March 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNonnieKelly

    I've always liked Sam I am, Green Eggs and Ham! Of course, all my little ones have been Big Ones for so many years now, it's been quite a while since I've been to Seussville.

    March 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    My favorite memory of Seuss is reading The Cat in the Hat to my eldest, and having him say, "I'd never do that!" when the children let the cat in the house while their mother's away.

    March 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGinger Kay

    NonnieKelly: I can't believe your granddaughter is already reading to you. Yes, Lorax all the way, then!

    Ann: Maybe your animals would enjoy a little One Fish, Two Fish. Or Green Eggs and Ham — in the literal sense, for both! :-D

    Ginger Kay: Ah, what a sweet boy. That made me smile.

    Update on Bubby's green eggs: Megan informed me they didn't have real eggs for their celebration but cookies decorated to look like eggs. No wonder they didn't look like eggs to me!

    Green Eggs and Ham. Loved reading it to my sons when they were little, and my grandsons as well. I would always read it in some weird character-voice that would produce lots of giggles out of the boys. Fun fun times!

    March 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTerri Sonoda

    The Cat in the Hat has always been my favorite and I LOVE the Cat in the Hat movie with Mike Myers and Alec Baldwin.

    Love the idea of cookies instead of eggs!

    March 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    My oldest sons name is Sam. Read him Green Eggs and Ham and he thought a book had been written about him. I will be forever grateful to Dr. Seuss for that moment's look on his three year old face.

    March 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrown and Flown

    Easiest question so far! "The B Book"! the one where Big Brown Bear and Beautiful Ballerina Biking Backwards Bumped Baby Baboon's Banana Cart and Broke -(somebody's, I forgot!) Big Blue Balloon! Best Bedtime story ever!
    Cute pictures of Bubby!

    March 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce

    Hand, Had, Fingers, Thumb was always my favorite. All of my older grandchildren have had fun celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday at school.

    March 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeanie

    I love Dr Seuss. Right now my granddaughter's kindergarten class is reading Green Eggs and Ham too. She was telling me about the story, (which I am sure I have read to her at least a few times) and I shared parts of the story when she forgot some...she was so surprised that I knew the story, lol. I told her that my grandma read it to me too...back in the olden days!

    I am not sure which story would be my favorite one...there are so many great ones, but if I had to pick it might be "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish".

    March 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

    My favourite Dr Suess book is "Oh, the places you'll go!" Has a wonderful moral that you can do and be anything you want. A must read for all children. Even Bella at 15 loves to read it.

    March 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSally Kabak

    This and the pictures are just adorable!!! :)

    March 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdebra
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