In honour of the role he has played in my and my children's lives, we are celebrating the birthday of Theodore Geisel on Friday, March 2nd, with Seuss Week!
On Monday, we read the very first of Dr. Seuss' children's books, And To Think That I saw it on Mulberry Street. He had to write that story, because he was driving his wife crazy with muttering this rhyme over and over again to himself as they sailed home from Europe in 1937: And that is a story that no one can beat, And to think that I saw it on Mulberry Street...
Mr. Geisel had a very hard time getting that dear book published, but we are so glad he did. All 4 of my readers, cut their teeth on Dr. Seuss beginner books, as their father and I did before them. My littlest 2 are well on their way with a love of verse and being read to. Three year old Zed is already asking, "What's this word say?" and reciting these well loved rhymes to himself as he 'reads'. What a blessing to our home!
For the rest of our Monday, we also read Oh the Places You'll Go and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. The kids made lovely pastel drawings of their own crazy things that they saw on our street!
Tuesday was our celebration of The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham. I doubt there are many parents out there who couldn't recite both of those books from memory and maybe cringe just a little when their small ones appear with those books in hand. We read the stories, listened to them on the iTouch and even had a special dinner to celebrate these favourites. The Sneetches and Mr. Brown Can Moo also made the list yesterday, our toddlers love Mr. Brown!
Our meal was inspired by this Pinterest post.