It is almost time to celebrate the birthday of the famous children’s author, Dr Seuss. He was a writer, poet and cartoonist, among other things, in America that wrote funny, zany children’s books. His real name was Theodor Seuss Griesel and was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
What makes this year remarkable is that twenty years after his death, there will be a new Dr Seuss book released in July 2015 called “What Pet Should I Get?”
My little monkeys love Dr Seuss. It is the books that we use as reading practice. I can recite Green Eggs and Ham by heart, because I’ve read it so many times for my children as a bedtime story. When they were old enough to start reading English, it was always their favourite book to read to me. The rhyming words make it an easy first book to read in a second language and my little ones love the funny made-up words.
There are so many life lessons in the Dr. Seuss books. I’m sharing just a few that spoke to my heart.
From The Lorax
This wonderful book encourages young readers to care for the environment and was one of my son’s favourites when he was little.
Happy Birthday to You! is a story of what happens in Katroo on your Birthday. Who does not love celebrating a birthday?
Horton Hears a Who! is a book about a kind elephant Horton, who tries to protect the tiny little creatures. My monkeys loved this saying, it makes them feel important.
Oh, The Places You’ll Go! is about believing in yourself as you go out into the world.
And my Favourite from I can Read with my Eyes Shut! This book conveys what a joy it is to read.
To Celebrate reading with Dr. Seuss download and share these bookmarks with your favourite people.
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