Archive for March, 2008

Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss

Monday, March 31st, 2008

I must have been five or six years old and I remember vividly playing school in the family room of my parents home and actually understanding that the letters  “p - o –  p” joined to create the word “pop” and that stood for the father figure in the book. 

I am still impressed by the timelessness of the work.  Dr. Seuss created so much content with such a small vocabulary.  Truly amazing!

Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Marie Downes McDonald, Library Director of West Deptford Free Public Library, shares Bartholomew and the Oobleck as her favorite Dr. Seuss book.  She recalls, “My children enjoyed it, so that’s the one I enjoyed reading to them. ” 

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

Jessica’s fav

This is an awesome book; by far one of the best I recall from elementary school.  It was a great book mainly because we made real green eggs and ham and I found my love of ham at age 5.  On a more literary note this book had a strong rhyming beat, not just the usual beat and rhyme every other line Dr. Seuss is known for.  By the end of the book it was like a song almost.  Plus the book had an annoying stubborn kid, like I was. 

Bottom line: Green Eggs and Ham = Beast book. ‘Nuf said.

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

I can still remember feeling nervous when the kids couldn’t clean up the red stain and the mother was approaching the house. What a relief when the kids and the cat cleaned up just in the nick of time!

Dr. Seuss’ ABC

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

My children loved the silly rhyme and it had one for every letter of the alphabet. My son and I had it memorized and we would chant it together in the car on a long drive.

Are You My Mother by Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

My favorite “Dr. Seuss” book was the french version of “Are You My Mother” by P.D. Eastman, given to me by my grandmother when I expressed an interest in learning french. Gwen