Hallie has a love for reading Dr. Seuss. Her favorite is Green Eggs and Ham but she’s also a fan of Fox in Socks. (Not one of my favorites!) And surprisingly despite it’s tongue twister story line – she reads it quite well. We had a collection of Seuss books in Wisconsin which have since been boxed up and moved to storage. I pulled out just three books to bring with me so she could have them. I should’ve grabbed a couple more. Although she can read them multiple times a day, they’re getting a little long for me! I need some more Seuss variety.
My first recollection of Seuss was when my little brother got a book for Christmas, “The Butter Battle Book.” I remember thinking at the time that the illustrations weren’t great, but the story was fun. I’ve since grown to admire those quarky and odd illustrations and admire the witty poetry.
I know the core Seuss collection really well – but he has many books I’ve never even heard of. I’d never heard of Horton Hears of Who until it became a movie. Sad I know. I’ve now made an effort to read more his books. Some are better than others. There’s a reason why I know his core books!