Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Seuss-tastic Saturday

Posted by PicasaFirst up is "Please Try to Remember the First of Octember".  I read this one aloud to the kids at my daughter's Dr. Seuss birthday party since it was in October/"Octember" - they seemed to like it.  Sometimes this book is published under the name Dr. Seuss, and sometimes under his pseudonym, Theo LeSieg.  The story imagines all the wonderful things that would happen and all the wonderful things that you would get on this miraculous day - if such a day existed.

I really like Gerald McBoing Boing- it first appeared on a children's record and then became a book and a cartoon.  Gerald can only speak in sound effects and is a social outcast until NBC Radio discovers him.  Gerald McBoing Boing was a tv series back in 1956-57 as well as in 2005-07.  Check out the old and new clips that I've included here.

I don't know if The Sleep Book actually made my kids sleepy, but it was fun to read.  Every couple of pages there is a new strange and silly creature to read about. Do you have a go-to book that you read to your kids often at night?  I love Dr. Seuss's rhymes and nonsense words that trip off the tongue.  Did you know that 'And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street' was rejected by many publishers before it was finally published in 1937?  It is about a boy who imagines a wild and creative story to tell his father about his walk home.


  1. Oh my goodness, my youngest LOVES Gerald McBoing Boing! She likes the book, but she really, really loves the first UPA cartoon. She also loves Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, and Tiny Tim is a normal-speaking Gerald McBoing Boing. She caught onto that right away.

  2. Lovely selection! My son used to enjoy the very hungry caterpillar or anything by Dr. Seuss.

  3. Lovely selection. My son used to enjoy the very hungry caterpillar or anything by Dr. Seuss.

  4. I'm not supposed to admit this in public, but I am the only person who doesn't like Dr. Seuss. Well, the only book by him that I like is My Many Colored Days, but I've never heard of Gerald McBoing Boing. Thanks for linking up to The Children's Bookshelf.

    1. Haha! Well that is allowed I suppose. ;) I definitely like some Seuss books better than others.