Usually my daughter demands that Mommy tuck her in and read books to her in the evening. Thankfully, my son usually wants me to join him for a few stories before turning out the lights. But I do retain one special power that inspires my little girl to bond with me and share those all-too-precious bedtime moments. I announce the reading of The Cat in the Hat. She likes the way I voice the phrases and rhymes, and she usually chimes in with key words on every page.
I fondly remember spending time with this book – and other Seussian classics – when I was a kid. Dr. Seuss is an undisputed master in the children’s book genre and a man of great wisdom. Here are a few selections from his highly imaginative and always enjoyable tales:
“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.”
“If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.”
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.”
And my favorite: “So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.”