We are HUGE Dr Seuss fans in this house. We own and love about 25 Seuss books and still have more we’d like to collect!
Did you know that Dr Seuss’s full name is Theodor Seuss Geisel and that he wrote under the name Theo LeSieg – ‘LeSieg’ being his last name Geisel spelt backwards! He also wrote as Rosetta Stone and his pen name ‘Seuss’ has been pronounced incorrectly by everyone for ever! Reading about his life and his work is both interesting and entertaining, well worth the effort. You can find out more about Seuss at wikipedia, and one of our favorite websites, Seussville.com.
In celebration of all things Seuss I’ve decided to jump on the ‘Thursday Thirteen’ bandwagon this week and share our thirteen favourite quotes from our Dr Seuss collection! The Twinadoes helped me choose!
1.”You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Oh The Places You’ll Go
2.”Did I ever tell that Mrs McCave had twenty three sons and she named them all Dave?”
– Too Many Daves
3.”Sometimes I feel quite certain there’s a Jertain in the curtain…”
– There’s a Wocket in my Pocket
4.”Then he hides what you paid him away in his Snuvv, his secret strange hole in his gruvvulous glove”
– The Lorax
5.”On the first of Octember you’ll stay up all night, drinking 66 six-packs of Doodle Delight!”
– Please try to Remember the First of Octember
6.”Wink eye, wink eye. Pink eye, pink eye”
– The Eye book
7.”Would you like to be an actor? Would you like to run a tractor? Like to drive a taxicab? Or run a big computer lab?”
– Maybe You Should Fly a Jet! Maybe You Should Be a Vet
9.”Ninety-nine zillion, nine million and two creatures are sleeping? So… How about you?”
– Dr Seuss’s Sleep Book
10.’All Thidwick’s friends shouted “GET RID OF THOSE PESTS!” “I would, but I can’t” sobbed poor Thidwick, “They’re guests!” ‘
-Thidwick the Big Hearted Moose
11.”I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”
– Oh the Places You’ll Go (this is my all time favourite Suess book, it is a whole life philosophy in a catchy book, I could happily quote the whole thing!)
12.”And the turtles, of course… All the turtles are free- As turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.”
– Yertle the Turtle
13.”My shoe is off, my foot is cold, I have a bird I like to hold.”
-The Sneetches and Other Stories.
What’s your favourite Dr Seuss book or quote?