Jonathan has fallen in love with Dr.Seuss. He will quote from the books while we are doing other things, and laugh - "Pat, cat, No, that!"
He also can identify most of the words in Hop On Pop, likely at this point by the illustrations rather than the words themselves.

One thing that I really like about Dr.Seuss is that his silliness is fun and not drabble. There are so many books for babies and young children that are horrible. There have been many I have read to Jonathan that I have commented at the end, "That was one of the most stupid stories I have ever read."

No so with Dr.Seuss! His use of the language is real (with the exception of some phrases in Hop on Pop like "Pat sat on cat") even if he has creative words and characters, and the phrases and rhymes flow nicely and are not contrived. His books are longer than many others, yet Jonathan is interested until the end.

Yay for Dr.Seuss!
Posted by Heather Daley on August 31, 2005, 11:47 am | Read 7067 times
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I also wanted to add that I find myself reading these books the way my Mom did - that my voice and inflections sound just like hers in places. It's almost like having her read them to me again!
Posted by joyful on August 31, 2005, 2:48 pm

The story made me smile, and the comment made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. :)
Posted by SursumCorda on August 31, 2005, 5:25 pm
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