We love Dr Seuss in this house. Far better than any reading scheme for helping children learn to read. Yesterday marked what would have been Dr Seuss’s 110th birthday so we took the time to celebrate today. We didn’t have as much time as we would like so we snuggled down and read our two favourites Cat in the Hat (read nightly to Jack from age 2 -5) and the wonderful The Lorax.
Here is our Cat in the Hat statue. Made from newspaper and masking tape (masking tape can be painted over!). Just for Jack he is doing a Michael Jackson anti-gravity lean…backwards…alright standing it up was HARD!
And our Lorax art work. The first one came from one of the links below.
This was a cardboard with a sticky back which has been in my cupboard for ever but glue would work. The tree trunks are twisted pieces of yarn and the rest of the picture is built up from pieces of wool roving.
Would have loved more time to work on it, there are lots more ideas here inc a fantastic townscape.
Quotes – because Dr Seuss is fabulous
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
“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!”
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”
“If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.”
“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”
“Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.”