My World and Welcome to It!

These are my thoughts and opinions about life in general. I also get daily prompts from DSP which inspire me to write. If I throw in some scrapbook pages I've done, photos I've taken, and stories about me, you will have an idea about my loony life!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

My Favorite Childhood Book

My favorite childhood book was The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr. Seuss. I loved that book when I was little because I was amazed that someone could have so many hats. My mother made all of my clothes and we never bought many so I didn't have a lot of choices. The only hat I ever got to wear was usually on Easter Sunday. To me, it symbolized choices. As a young child I felt the world was so fascinating and I wanted to be so many different things. I have shared this book with my own children just for the sake of enjoyment but they didn't seem as enchanted with it as I was. I have shared it with my class and my theory about choices so they responded much better to the book. I have found out that my students love Dr. Seuss books even though they are in high school if I can make it into a learning experience. So, next year, we will be reading Dr. Seuss books for social skills lessons!

6 comments:

glynis said...

Dr. Seuss books are so great, because they seem 'simple' and yet contain so much wisdom sometimes!

Zephanee said...

Dr. Seuss is probably one of the most profound "children's" book authors of our time. Some of his lesser known books are very advanced, in both language and ideas, and would be perfect to dissect in a high school setting...The Butter Battle book comes to mind since it's all about the attitudes during the Cold War.

Stacey said...

My favorite Dr Seuss is Horton Hears a Who, and I always remember "A person is a person, no matter how small." I enjoyed the 500 Hats one as well,though I had totally forgotten it until you mentioned it

Tiffers said...

I am so loving this thread...reminding me of great books I once read...and great ones I still have to read! I love Horton hears a Who and it helps my kids understand that thier younger smaller siblings are people not just pests!

faery-wings said...

I like how that book became symbolic for you. :)

Laura Lou said...

Dr Suess is so great! I used the Ooblek book for science to introduce the concept of Plasma when we studied states of matter. We made green "Ooblek" out of cornstarch and water with green food coloring. Some funny stories from that lesson.