The big kids each have a favorite Dr Seuss book but they went through an obsession with every one in our library before singling out the one to hold onto forever.
Ma Fille's is Horton Hatches the Egg. We read it so many times, over and over again, that when she was only three she could recite it as I turned the pages.
The Middlest loves Green Eggs and Ham. I think it's all the action and coercion and finally, aha! He likes it!
My Middlest, as you all know, is a great trier of things.
The idea of tasting the green eggs and ham even though you're not sure and having it pay off big time in the end makes him laugh; he of the pig brains.
The Littlest is currently on a One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish kick so that's our bedtime reading. He insisted on taking it to school and his teacher said they tried to translate it into French using the pictures. Can you imagine how that went?
It makes me giggle to think of it.
I'm not sure what he will settle on but he sure did love the grinchidy Grinch and his too small heart this past Christmas.
In honor of the great man and his wacky, tongue twisting, imaginative and delightful words, here are some of my family's favorite quotes.
SISTER BROTHER.......That one is my other brother.', Hop On Pop
'Take is SLOWLY.
This Book is DANGEROUS!', Fox in Socks
'Get yourself a Ga-Zoom. You can go with a....BOOM!
Marvin, Marvin, Marvin! Will you leave this room!', Marvin K. Mooney Will you PLEASE GO NOW!
'If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good.', One fish two fish red fish blue fish
'Very well, then, Mr. Knox, sir.
Let's have a little talk about tweetle beetles....', Fox in Socks
'It's something brand new! It's an elephant-bird!!
And it should be, it should be, it SHOULD be like that!
Because Horton was faithful! He sat and he sat!', Horton Hatches the Egg
And my personal favorite thing to say when things are just a bit too much...
'All the noise, noise, Noise, NOISE!', How the Grinch Stole Christmas
There's a story over at the Christian Science Monitor with their idea of his top ten.
It's a good list.
What would you add?