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A Party for You Know Who! March 30, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Books & Movies, Writing & Writers.

In honor of his Birthday and all the books he wrote . . .

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A party was in order with a favorite poster quote . . .

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Small fans arrived in costume . . . as foxes, fishes, and a goat!

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They decor-ated cupcakes and left with belly bloat.

Aah . . . that’s better!

There’s no end to the things you might know, depending how far beyond Zebra you go. ~ Dr. Seuss

What’s your favorite Seussian book, character, word, rhyme or quote?



1. Maggie - March 30, 2014

Way back in elementary school, they had “Green Eggs and Ham Day,” where all the kids would eat eggs, ham, and a lot of green food coloring. Good times. 🙂

nrhatch - March 30, 2014

I played the Grouch in a local production of Green Eggs and Ham ~ FUN!

2. Tammy - March 30, 2014

I think we read Green Eggs and Ham so many times in this house that the walls know the words.

nrhatch - March 30, 2014

My all time favorite Dr. Seuss book . . . except, perhaps, for The Grinch Who Stole Christmas!

3. Kate @ Did That Just Happen? - March 30, 2014

Oh the Places You’ll Go is still my absolute favorite and I give it to every graduate I know!

nrhatch - March 30, 2014

That’s a FANTASTIC book! If I wrote a book that special, I’d retire and trade in my keyboard for a surfboard.

Kate @ Did That Just Happen? - March 30, 2014

No kidding!! 🙂

nrhatch - March 30, 2014

Or a margarita!

4. Grannymar - March 30, 2014

Dr. Seuss seemed to pass us by, I don’t remember ever having or liking those books as a child. For some reason they were not encouraged in her school.

nrhatch - March 30, 2014

I can’t imagine not having Dr. Seuss in my life. Have you ever seen The Grinch?

Grannymar - March 30, 2014

I don’t actually remember seeing it. I must ask Elly she has a real trunk for a memory!

nrhatch - March 30, 2014

There’s an animated version (30 min.) and a Jim Carrey movie (about 2 hours). We watch both each year at Christmas.

5. diannegray - March 30, 2014

My Favourite:

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
Any direction you choose


nrhatch - March 30, 2014

Yes! Oh, the places you’ll go . . .

6. ericjbaker - March 30, 2014

Anything from “Fox in Socks” or “Oh Say Can You Say.” Sublime rhyme.

nrhatch - March 30, 2014

Seuss had a way with words! And when he couldn’t find the word he needed, he’d make one instead!

7. Pix Under the Oaks - March 30, 2014

Green Eggs and Ham!!!

nrhatch - March 30, 2014

A fantastic book . . . I would not eat them in a box, I would not eat them with a fox.

8. Behind the Story - March 30, 2014

One day when my grandson was about 3 years old, I was reading “Green Eggs and Ham” to him in the dressing room while my daughter tried on clothes. Before long a chorus of customers and clerks were reciting along with me.

nrhatch - March 31, 2014

I love that, Nicki! I would have been reciting along with the rest of them . . . grinning from ear to ear.

9. Nancy Curteman - March 30, 2014

I like The Cat in The Hat. Sometimes I identify with the frustrated fish.

nrhatch - March 31, 2014

Yes! The Cat in the Hat’s “fly by the seat of your pants” antics frustrate that risk averse fish ~ there’s a little of both of them in me.

10. jannatwrites - March 31, 2014

Green Eggs and Ham is my favorite. Luckily it doesn’t get old because I’ve read it many, many times with the kids!

nrhatch - March 31, 2014

I hid other stories from view and put Dr. Seuss on the top of the stack when babysitting because I found them far more fun to read.

11. Booksphotographsandartwork - March 31, 2014

I was never a huge fan of Dr. Seuss. I did read Green Eggs and Ham the other day to my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter. She would say NO! she didn’t like green eggs and ham.

nrhatch - March 31, 2014

I guess Seuss is not everyone’s cup of tea . . .

12. Sandra Bell Kirchman - March 31, 2014

My favorite, probably because I read it to my kids, is … I’ll be darned; I can’t find it after searching the net. I looked because I couldn’t remember the name exactly. It was something like The Dog Tree Party, and the memorable line was “To the tree! To the tree! To the big dog tree.”

Again, I’m not 100% sure of that line, which I thought I would never forget. My kids loved the drama I used to read that line and would often join in.

Now I’m sad, because I think it must be out of print.

My second favorite is Green Eggs and Ham. I read that one quite a lot to my kids. However, the thought of green eggs and ham privately made me a tad queasy.

nrhatch - March 31, 2014

I remember “The Diggingest Dog” and “Do You Like My Hat?” but not The Dog Tree Party.

I love the BOOK Green Eggs and Ham . . . but don’t eat Ham or Eggs, no matter the color.

13. Perfecting Motherhood - March 31, 2014

I’m not going to make any friends by saying this, but I can’t stand most of Dr Seuss’s books. The only ones I really like are Oh, The Places You’ll Go and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. I usually find the rest atrocious to read, especially out loud. And the cheating of rhymes, by making up new words anytime he couldn’t find a rhyme. We could write a lot of rhyming books that way!And I thought I was the exception (especially as a non-English native), until the reading specialist at my kids’ school admitted she doesn’t like his books either for learning to read, especially with ESL students. So I figured out there are books for everyone and Dr Seuss is not for me. 🙂

nrhatch - March 31, 2014

You’re not alone, Milka. And the two you do like are favorites of many. I love Dr. Seuss’s made up words ~ like Truffula Trees and the Whos down in Whoville “banging their tantinkas.”

14. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words - March 31, 2014

One of my favorite authors , which still today I enjoy his books
Thank you for sharing him!
Take Care…You Matter…

nrhatch - April 1, 2014

I feel the same ~ I hope I never get too old to enjoy rhyme time with Dr. Seuss.

15. Three Well Beings - April 2, 2014

When my children were young I didn’t find Seuss all that enjoyable. I don’t know why, but I was a little “snobbish” about that. Over time, my opinion has completely changed. Now when I read the books to my granddaughters I delight right along with them. I can’t say for sure my favorite, but I love the quote, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” 🙂

nrhatch - April 3, 2014

I’ve watched The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (animated version) more times than I can count, way more than any other holiday classic, because his rhymes are mesmerizing. And Boris Karloff singing makes my inner child light up!

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch.
You really are a heel.
You’re as cuddly as a cactus,
You’re as charming as an eel.
Mr. Grinch.

You’re a bad banana
With a greasy black peel.

You’re a monster, Mr. Grinch.
Your heart’s an empty hole.
Your brain is full of spiders,
You’ve got garlic in your soul.
Mr. Grinch.

I wouldn’t touch you, with a
thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole.

16. Barb - April 6, 2014

I loved Dr. Suess day at school. My favorite. How Far You Will Go.

nrhatch - April 6, 2014

Good pick. His books make me happy . . . even when he’s touching upon “serious stuff” (like in The Lorax).

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