Answer to Dr. Seuss Trivia Question

Yesterday we asked the following trivia question about Dr. Seuss:

“Which Dr. Seuss book used just 220 words?”

The correct answer, according to Don’t Know Much About Anything Else by Kenneth C. Davis is The Cat in the Hat, which was written in response to 1954 reports of poor reading in America.

According to Common Knowledge, the classic Green Eggs and Ham was written using only 47 words that were arranged and re-arranged in different patterns.

And that, my friends, is your Dr. Seuss trivia lesson for today. I’m glad I decided to talk about one of our most famous local children’s authors. I hope you enjoyed these posts.

Dr. Seuss Trivia from Don’t Know Much About Anything Else by Kenneth C. Davis

I had the chance to read Don’t Know Much About Anything Else by Kenneth C. Davis in 2008. You can read the review here.

Dr. Seuss was featured on Page 45. Here is a trivia question from that book:

“Which Dr. Seuss book used just 220 words?”

Do you care to take a guess?  You won’t win anything but at least you’ll have a bit of Dr. Seuss trivia to share with your friends.

We’ll share the answer tomorrow.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

While today is Read Across America Day, locally, it is also a special day to celebrate, because Theodore Seuss Geisel, more commonly known as Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904. You can find an extensive biography of the author at Seussville.

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, I am going to share some of my favorite lines from his books:

“FOR I HAD A STORY THAT NO ONE COULD BEAT!

AND TO THINK THAT I SAW IT ON MULBERRY STREET!” – And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street

 

“But that NOOTH GRUSH on my TOOTH BRUSH…

Him I could do without!” – There’s a Wocket in my Pocket!

 

“Should we tell her about it?

Now, what should we do?

Well…What would you do

If your mother asked you?” – The Cat in the Hat

 

“Oh the THINKS you can think up if only you try!” – Oh, the THINKS You Can Think!

 

“That’s why I say, ‘Duckie!

Don’t grumble! Don’t stew!

Some critters are much-much

oh, ever so much-much

so muchly much-much more unlucky than you!'” – Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?

 

”Maybe Christmas,’ he thought, ‘doesn’t come from a store.

‘Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!'” – How the Grinch Stole Christmas

 

“The more that you read,

the more things you will know.

The more that you learn,

the more places you’ll go.” – I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!

 

“I do not eat green eggs and ham.

I do not like them, Sam-I-am.” – Green Eggs and Ham

Though I think this is common knowledge, Theodore Geisel also wrote several books under the name of Theo LeSieg (Geisel spelled backwards). Some of my favorites are: Wacky Wednesday, Come over to My House, and Hooper Humperdink…? NOT HIM!”

Geisel also wrote a book under the name of Rosetta Stone which is titled Because a Little Bug went Ka-Choo! This is a great book to read aloud. You can even make paper puppets of some of the characters that you glue to popsicle sticks so that kids can act it out as you read.

What about you?  What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book?



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Read Across America Coming on March 2nd!

 Read Across America is sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA). This annual event seeks to bring children, teenagers and books together. March 2nd is also the birthday of the famous children’s author, Theodore Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss).

We live in a town that used to be part of Springfield, Massachusetts, Gisel’s birthplace. At the Quadrangle in Springfield, there is a Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden. Bright Nights, an annual holiday display of lights, also has a series of displays dedicated Geisel, called Seuss Land.

Schools, libraries, and other organizations are planning events across the country to celebrate this year’s Read Across America Day campaign. You can learn more and find tips on how to create a great event at the NEA’s Read Across America site

You can become a fan of Read Across America by visiting their Facebook fan page.

What events are you planning to help celebrate this year’s Read Across America Day?



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