Did you know March 2nd would have been the 104th birthday of Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel)?
I've always loved Dr. Seuss books. I have a very distinct memory of my mom reading a giant version of "If I Ran the Circus" to my brother and me when I was about 8 years old.
It was a library book and I loved it so much. We were in the process of packing up and moving back to Dallas from Mississippi at the time and I guess in all the moving confusion the book somehow got packed in our moving boxes.
When we were unpacking in my room and I found it, I was so thrilled and also guilt-ridden that we had kept it. I thought we would have to drive back to Mississippi to return it and dreaded the long drive!
I don't actually remember what happened to that book. I guess my mom probably mailed it back. To be honest, I kinda wish we still had it (which makes me feel a little guilty).
The very first book my oldest son ever read to me was "Green Eggs and Ham". I will never forget that. I was so enamored by how he emphasized the words, "I Do Not like them, Sam-I-Am!" as he was reading. I remember thinking what a fabulous reader he was going to be. And now at almost sixteen he reads books to his little brother with that same dramatic voice.
My all time favorite Dr. Seuss book is "Horton Hears a Who". I see some distinct spiritual correlations there...which I know sounds crazy, but I do. Maybe I'll blog about it sometime.
I haven't seen the movie yet, I'm a little nervous that they've ruined a perfectly good story, but we'll see.
I love Dr. Seuss so much I actually taught a scrapbook class about how to add "Seuss" style to your layouts. It was one of my favorite classes and I thought it would be a fun theme for the very first issue of my reborn e-zine "heART & Soul"!
I hope you are signed up for it! The first issue
goes out today (!) went out today and includes a printable pattern and tutorial for a mini book that could be used for scrapbooking, lapbooking, and homeschooling as well as links to great Dr. Seuss sites and a collection of my favorite Dr. Seuss quotes! (all for free -yippee!)
So what's your favorite Dr. Seuss story? Do you have any special memories of his books as a child or maybe with your own children? I'd love to hear them! And if you're a homeschooler or lapbooker I'd *love* to hear about any fun Seuss projects you've done!
See you later today for Ten on Tuesday!
P.S. I didn't know this when I first wrote this post, but Janice at Everyday Education is hosting the 115th Carnival of Homeschooling this week and guess what the theme is?? "Oh the Things That You'll Do"! And she invited me to participate! So head over there and check out some of the other great posts this week!
"I'm thanking you, God, from a full heart, I'm writing the book on your wonders. I'm whistling, laughing, and jumping for joy; I'm singing your song, High God."
-Psalm 9:1 (the message)