Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Green Eggs Are Pretty Good
Putting words together in such a way as to grab the attention of children from one generation to the next is not an easy fete. Theodor Geisel took this one step further-using words that don't really exist except in his imagination. So he not only had to grab the little one's attention, he had to sell his made-up-words as words-or did he? Kids don't have a problem with funny, tongue-twisting made-up words for their imaginations are ripe for exploring storylines that are utterly silly; utterly pure fun. That's why Mr. Geisel-better known as the beloved Dr. Seuss-remains a staple in libraries, schools, homes, and hearts of children and those who once were children. March is the birth month of Horton the Elephant and that Cat in the Hat's creator. Celebrate this master of kids books-try some green eggs and ham. They're actually pretty good-in a house or with a mouse! I am Sam-I am -I am!