Wednesday 11 February 2015


As soon as the three-year-old picked up this book to read last night I knew it was one that I had to feature. It's another favourite that we can recite. Both of us. It had been a week or so since we last read Horton Hears a Who! by Dr Seuss and I was impressed that she was able to recite whole sentences, including: "We've had quite enough of your bellowing bungle!"

That's the beauty of Dr Seuss - the rhyming makes it so easy to remember what comes next. It's a great learning tool, and a lot of fun.

We read The Cat in The Hat a lot too, but I wanted to feature this book today because I'm not sure if as many people know of this particular story. Our son also loved it. 

The story is about an elephant who hears a noise, and it turns out that it's a person on a piece of clover. And not just one person but a whole town. When their lives are threatened the mayor has to track down every single citizen to make a noise so they can be heard. Once that last person joins in, the community is saved. The mantra of the book is "A person's a person, no matter how small". There are always such great messages in Dr Seuss books.

The edition we have is called A Hatful of Seuss: Five Favorite Dr Seuss Stories, and it includes If I Ran the Zoo, Sneetches, Bartholomew and the Oobleck, Dr Seuss's Sleep Book and Horton Hears a Who! 

And I had to include that second image because every time she sees it she says it's our family, and names each of us, including the baby. 

images the indigo crew 

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