Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Oh what a day,
A day it is,
A day of fun, 
Of zip & fizz!
Let's celebrate,
The doc was born. 
No Mr. Geisel,
Nor Theodor.

It's Dr. Seuss,
To me and you,
To Horton 
And to every Who.

He brought his pal,
A giant cat,
A cat who wears
A tall striped hat.

But that's not all we have, 
look here.
There's red fish blue fish

He brought another 
In a box.
Oh look, oh look,
A fox in socks!
And who's that with 
The fox you say?
He's green and mean,
but what the hay.

He's not so bad 
To have in a pinch.
I kind of like 
That old mean Grinch.

He brought with him
Green eggs and ham,
And one more chap
Named Sam I am.

The gang's all here,
Let's celebrate,
For Dr. Seuss
Turns one-oh-eight!

I know I'm not much of a poet, but any excuse to
have this much fun is worth the embarrassment.

Thank you, Jennee Thompson, for reminding me how much I love Dr. Seuss!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Excellent tribute! And I don't think I've ever seen a picture of him.

Jennee said...

Oh how I love this! Brilliant! Well done and thanks so much for participating!

Matthew MacNish said...

"Anything by Seuss is good." - Maurice Sendak

Grumpy Bulldog, March Madman said...

I don't think I ever liked Dr. Seuss all that much. I think I liked "The Lorax" a little bit and the Grinch XMas special on TV, but that was about it.

L.G.Smith said...

Yay! Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss. I feel the need to go find a tall striped hat to wear for the rest of the day now. :))

Callie Leuck said...

Oh the memories :)

LindaK said...

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish was my favourite book when I was a kid. I think I could probably still recite all of it! I still find the huge ugly thing stoppered in a bottle hilarious - remember: Look what we found in the park
In the Dark
We'll take him home, we'll call him Clark.
He will live at our house
He will grow and grow.
Will our mother like this?
We don't know.

No creature ever looked less like a 'Clark'. I'm laughing just thinking about it!

Thanks for a great post - it's brought back happy memories!

Morgan said...

So cute! Love it. Yes, the kids are doing loads of fun things in school today... so great! :D

Chris Fries said...

I like this post! I do indeed!
It was sweet, and fun to read.

All his books, I've so loved to share
now with my granddaughter, when she is there
at our house, sleeping over, snuggled in bed.
But oh, the rhymes -- they get stuck in my head!

And for days and days and days after,
I'll make others explode in laughter,
or groan and want to kick my caboose,
'cause I just can't stop talking like Dr. Seuss!

This was a great post, my dear Nancy!
Just right! (not too plain, not too fancy)
You're so sweet -- you've warmed my heart;
And to share the smile, I hope I've done my part.


Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

Happy Birthday to my favorite author and illustrator!

Nancy Thompson said...

*clapping my hands as I jump up and down with glee!*

Oh thank you so very much for that!

Liza said...

Not only did I love your poem, but the picture brought me right back to childhood and reading Dr. Seuss when I was supposed to be taking a nap.

Joylene said...

I love Dr. Seuss too. I read quite a few of his books when I was visiting. I loved his tongue-twisting books. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

JeffO said...

Great stuff, Nancy.

Love the Doc. I loved reading them to my kids when they were young.

M Pax said...

I loved Dr. Seuss. Still do. He's fabulous.

Deana said...

My daughter and son's school have been celebrating all week. Today they had green eggs and ham for breakfast and got to wear green shirts:)
Happy birthday Dr. Seuss!

Al Penwasser said...

I really like this.
Yes, I do.
I really liked this
Thanks to you!

Donna K. Weaver said...

What an awesome tribute, Nancy. Well done!

Jenna Walker said...

New follower. An excellent tribute to Dr. Seuss-- I suck at poetry so I don't think I would have been able to write something even half as good. Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

Sarah Pearson said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate :-)

Lydia Kang said...

Happy Birthday Dr S!

Siv Maria said...

I am a huge fan of Dr. Seuss!

SherryE said...

Dr. Seuss rocks!

Alleged Author said...

How wonderful to be an author like Dr. Seuss!

Phil said...

He is one of the greats. Lovely tribute!

KSCollier said...

I loved the poem and I like Dr.Seuss. I enjoyed the movie "Lorax" the other day. You wrote an awesome poem.