In Honor of Dr. Seuss

In a recent attempt to organize our crowded family bookshelves, I’ve spent delightful hours going from one book to another. Each one of them telling me of a family moment.

In the end what I had predicted happened: I was unable to part from most.

Among the ones I couldn’t give away: the complete collection of Dr. Seuss.

All of my children loved his books, but one of them taught herself how to read with Dr. Seuss when she started kindergarten.

It was probably meant to be that one of my first public events related to the publication of my novel happened last year on Dr. Seuss’s Day, also called Read Across America Day.

Enjoy today. Read a book.

dr.seuss

Comments

  1. Sisyphus47 says:

    Great read! 🙂

  2. Our daughter taught herself to read with Dr Seuss books. She’s almost 30 and we still remember some of the stories by heart. Different things will get us started on “Did I ever tell you that Mrs McCave…” or “Through three cheese trees…” A few weeks ago, we txted back and forth the saga of the Zax 🙂 – Thanks for making me realize that we are not alone!

    • This is a nice coincidence. I’m sure many kids have done the same since the books are so perfect in terms of repetitions, which are so useful in the process of learning how to read. Thank you for visiting my blog, again.

  3. How wonderful! I wish we had a Dr Seuss Day too. And an Enid Blyton Day and a AA Milne Day and a CS Lewis Day …

  4. Oh if there is an Enid Blyton Day, let me know, Stella! I read each of her books when I was a little girl. In French of course. The Five were Le Club des Cinq.

    • That makes them sound like some sort of trendy night club!

      • Because of “Club” probably. I had no idea the books were initally written in English. When we are kids we don’t care about that, only about the story. I began to write because of Enid Blyton and made my own little books for my sister who didn’t like to read. I figured she would prefer mine. I had no fear back then!

  5. Ha, I tried to go through a similar exercise recently, and just couldn’t part with my children’s old books… especially the favorites we’d read again, and again, and yet again. And we DEFINITELY kept all the Dr. Seuss. Adore those books.

    • It’s hard, isn’t it? I had managed to pack some picture books but my daughters wanted them back on the shelves. Secretly, I’m happy to see how connected they feel to the books we read together when they were little. And Dr. Seuss’s books are to stay.

  6. D’accord! Dr. Seuss books are keepers forever!

  7. Keepers, definitely.

  8. The Many Hats of Bartholomew is my most favorite! Although, I really do like them all!

    Linda
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    ♬♬♬ Happy Saint Patrick’s Day ♬♬♬

  9. I loved my Dr. Suess books! I wish I still had all of them.

  10. Lovely post and oh so true – so many lessons are there for the taking from Dr. Suess. I can’t part with any of my books either.

  11. Thank you so much for stopping by and adding your personal comment. This weekend another one of my daughters was home. We spoke about the books that mattered most when she was a little girl. And once again Dr. Seuss’s name came up. He definitely created special books.

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