Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
Every year, I am overcome with a need to remind people of the genius of the good Dr. Seuss. For rhythm, unobtrusive (but very worthwhile) messages and sheer, flipped out, wacky fun, the doctor always makes for an unbeatable read. I won’t bore you with all the talk about the rhymes creating important pathways and recognition in pre- and early readers’ minds, or the art serving as an incomparable springboard for young imaginations. I will tell you that the early childhood classes are getting a dose of Seuss during library periods right now and that there will be a display of Seuss books up on the shelves for the next week or so (before we make way for Black History Month).
You may well know all about the Cat in the Hat or Thidwicke the Big-hearted Moose, but have a look at something like Too Many Daves (in the Sneetches Collection) or I had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew. I promise, your kids won’t be the only ones enjoying it.