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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Me and Dr. Seuss

“Step with care and great tact, and remember that life’s a great balancing act.”-Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. You could say he helped me learn to read. When I was a child, my mom bought me a subscription to the I Can Read It All by Myself book club. Dr. Seuss wrote many of the books, like Hop on Pop and the Cat in the Hat. I loved receiving a new book in the mail and couldn't wait to see what crazy story he had to tell.

Fast forward several years and I would be reading the same books (literally) to my children. We giggled over Green Eggs and Ham and didn't let a Christmas pass without reading and watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”-Dr. Seuss

As a children's librarian for many years, I shared my love of Dr. Seuss with my students. We read The Lorax and The Five Hundred Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins and many others. I even dressed up like the fish in the bowl in the Cat in the Hat, with the help of bubble wrap one year.

And I don't know how many copies of Oh, the Places You'll Go I purchased for graduates.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”-Dr. Seuss

I also credit Dr. Seuss for giving me a love of poetry. Reading his rhymes is still great fun.

So I say thanks and Happy Birthday to one of my favorite authors of children's literature.

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”-Dr. Seuss