Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Dr. Seuss Day (a day late)

Yesterday was Dr. Seuss Day and I had a post planned, but completely forgot about it until moments after I posted about Daniel McCutchen.  I didn't want to do two posts in one day so you're getting my Dr Seuss post today.
When I was really young, my dad would read me Dr Seuss books, my favorite being Fox in Socks.  I loved the whimsical universe all the Dr Seuss characters lived in and my favorite theme parks to visit is Universal Island of Adventure because of the mini Dr Seuss part of the park (the Marvel portion is sweet too). 

The characters of Cat in the Hat and Grinch are very famous and I would guess 90% of the American population would recognize them.  There are other great stories though that Seuss created that can be turned into life lessons.  

Stories like The Lorax talk about pollution and it's effects while stories like The Sneetches talk about equality regardless of what you look like. The Seuss universe is filled with much more impactful stories than silly drawings and sayings.

Take Green Eggs and Ham for example, you can repeatedly refuse to try something new assuming you won't like it.  But once you try something new you may find that it works better for you and you really enjoy it. 

We are currently going through some changes at my job which is putting added pressure on myself and my team.  Rather than say "I do not like them Sam I am" I am willing to give it a try.  We shall see how successful this new method works.

Above is a 2010 Topps Triple Threads Rising Stars black printing plate autograph patch card.
The back has the same card back as the standard Rising Stars auto relic cards have, but it states it is a white whale in the top right corner and a 1/1 in top left corner.  You will see that this card recognized Dr Seuss Green Eggs and Ham as Cutch's favorite book he ever read. 

Do you have a favorite Dr. Seuss book?

What are your thoughts on six Seuss books recently being banned over racial concerns?


  1. I do not have a favorite Seuss book, but I do know that I do not like green eggs and ham (edible version). LOL, as for the the self canceling of the 6 books, I say give it a rest already.

  2. I liked all the Dr. Seuss books and even the books by other authors published under the Dr. Seuss series of books. Favorite? Not sure Many Years/Decades ago I would have mistakenly said "Go, Dog, Go!" but that is one of those other author ones (P.D. Eastman). I was partial to "Horton Hears A Who" and we had two copies of "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" for some reason. Probably because the first copy was "heavily loved" so much with crayon and magic marker. I found it disappointing that the PC "cancel culture" crowd wants to ban Dr. Seuss books and that the publisher has even stopped production on a few of the books because of modern points of view on social and racial issues.

  3. My daughters loved when I read "Fox In Sox" to them, probably because they knew I would start reading it fast and trip up.

    I'm against banning books for any reason. Of the Suess books, the only one I heard of was "Mulberry Street". I'd prefer if the publisher took a page from Disney and the Muppet Show and added a notation in the beginning explaining that the depictions are considered offensive now. Conversation is the key.

  4. I'm going through something similar at work - that's a good attitude to remember to have.

  5. Dr. Seuss books are an irremovable part of my childhood. They will always be there.

    I don't believe in book banning.

  6. Good post. I have really good memories of reading my kids Dr Seuss books. I don’t have a favorite, but appreciate the memories that come with them.

  7. I just came to read the comments, and was pleasantly surprised :)