Friday 2 March, is Dr. Suess’ birthday (born 1904). His books never grow old! When I was a teacher I loved reading these to class, as well as Roald Dahl and Bill Peet books.
In celebration I thought I’d post in a video of “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Suess (I also really love Horton Hears A Who and The Lorax). View the fun video, above.
“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!”
“So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.”
“All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot!”
“You’ll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You’ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.”
“Oh the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all.”
“Things may happen and often do to people as brainy and footsy as you”
“Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak. Oh! The places you’ll go!”
“Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!”
“And when you’re alone there’s a very good chance you’ll meet things that scare you right out of your pants. There are some, down the road between hither and yon, that can scare you so much you won’t want to go on.”
“With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.”
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
A bit of sad news for some of you too… Jan Berenstain co-author of the Berenstain Bears books, died today at age 88.
“In the early 1960s, spurred by their sons’ love of Dr. Seuss books, they decided to try writing and illustrating a children’s book. They took the story about a family of lovable, human-like bears to Dr. Seuss himself, Theodor Geisel, who was editor in chief and president of Beginner Books, a division of Random House.
Geisel provided crucial input. He shortened the authors’ first names so they rhymed. Thus, Stanley became Stan and Janice Jan.“ [Courtesy: (ad) www.latimes.com]