When I was just a little Dani, about 4 years old, my father invented a character called The Tickle Monster, long before Josie Bissett's Tickle Monster Laughter Kit, which included cuddly tickling mitts. I'm not sure why you'd need a kit to tickle someone, but whatever. My dad was the original.
For my youngest son, Lindell, 6, the most pressing issue in the world is this: his stuffed bird, Lindiddy, needs a bath, and no one can bring themselves to do it.
I eat professionally but write as an amateur to maintain my Olympic status. With apologies to Theodor Geisel... That Satian-I-am! That Satian-I-am! I...
Remember the books your parents/teachers/babysitters read to you when you were a kid? When it came to my parents, they chose the books they had loved as children themselves. When my mother read these to me, she would often end up crying at the end.
Reading is one of those things that make sense to me as a mother, something that came easily and defines the contours of my days.
Many of us grew up reading Dr. Seuss. If you have kids, you've likely relived your childhood reading over his books only to find, "Wow, there's some r...
How can one person love a book (or film) and the next detest it? A book may also resonate at one time but not at another. What did I see in Catcher in the Rye when I was 16? Not much. But at 40, I thought it was delightful.
His books have been translated into more than 20 languages and have sold 600 million copies worldwide.Dr. Seuss passed away in 1991 when he was 87, but his work continues to inspire. Here are some of his most beloved quotes.
At moments like this, his heart felt two things-- a worrisome weight and the urge to just sing.
Read Across America Day is Sunday, March 2, a date co-opted by the National Education Association to coincide with Dr. Seuss's birthday.
When children under five are not read to before kindergarten, they are more likely to have drug and alcohol problems and are less likely to succeed as adults.
Shakespeare isn't the be-all and end-all of course (that's another of his by the way). English has had its fair share of literary giants over the years who, from Chaucer and Milton to Dickens and even Dr. Seuss, have each contributed words to our language.
Dr. Seuss was given 50 words. That was the size of his canvas. His job was to see what kind of picture he could paint with those words. You and I are given similar constraints in our lives.
You may know that Dr. Seuss's real name was Theodor Geisel. But bet you didn't know this: The Cat in the Hat could not be published today. Repeat: It couldn't make the cut.
Nobody has resisted this kidnapping of a holiday icon from the race of the Whos to the race of the Yodas. Why aren't we debating this? Why don't the Whos fight back? How can they let the Grinch's ethnicity be stolen? Et tu, Cindy Lou?
Gather your favorite little Whos for a holiday party in homage to the Dr. Seuss Christmas classic.