Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

Tribute2Seuss

Tribute to Dr.Seuss

Did you ever read his quirky book

While hiding in your special nook,

Or underneath your narrow bed, aloud,

or in your teeny head?

It’s fine to read together, too! (perhaps while learning to tie your shoe?)

If you are six and have a bigger brother,

The younger says one line, the older, the other.

In the end, they’re all read by mother

who goes from one to another, then another.

And then there’s dad who’s always glad (once he starts in fits and stops)

To read his favorite, Hop On Pop!

We smile big. Our mouths get wide.

We shake our heads from side to side.

We read each book. Our tongues get loose.

Oh, thank you, thank you, Dr. Seuss!

Today I was introduced to a contest for which I submitted a very abbreviated version of the story below that I wrote innor of Dr. Seuss ho. His writings dominated our lives during my boys’ childhoods – stories we all enjoyed, and those which I have continued to teach to my older students for their meaning & messages behind the words, such as The Lorax.

A thank you to both Brenda Davis Harsham and Vivian Kirkfield, “WordPress” bloggers.


Hudak, Tina.  Tribute to Dr. Seuss. Not To Be Eaten Editions, 1995.

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