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What is your favorite Dr. Seuss Book?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on November 12, 2006

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Photo of Lisa Holland

“Definitely ‘Green Eggs and Ham.’ I like the illustrations, there’s lots of detail and it has a good ending.”

Photo of Matt Erickson

“Sneetches and Other Stories.’ It’s about these yellow things and some of them had stars on their bellies. Then someone comes with a machine that could put stars on or take them off, and so none of them knew which they really were.”

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“Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?’ Hands down, because Boom, Boom, Boom, Mr. Brown is a wonder. Boom, Boom, Boom, Mr. Brown makes thunder.”

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“Cat in the Hat.’ It caught my attention with all the panic, anxiety and loss of control. It’s part of the world we live in. All the little decisions we make that snowball into bigger problems.”

Comments

Linda Endicott 8 years, 1 month ago

As a child, my favorite was Horton Hears a Who. As an adult, my favorite is The Lorax.

Linda Endicott 8 years, 1 month ago

I guess you're just trying to be funny, H, but some things shouldn't be fooled around with, even for humor.

Dr. Seuss was a class act, and deserves better than that.

LHS76 8 years, 1 month ago

Glad to see important topics like this. What's next...boxers or briefs?

classclown 8 years, 1 month ago

"Sneetches and Other Stories.' It's about these yellow things and some of them had stars on their bellies. Then someone comes with a machine that could put stars on or take them off, and so none of them knew which they really were."

  • Matt Erickson, Kansas University sophomore, Lawrence

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At first I thought it was about those who narc on each other in the barrio.

Nikki May 8 years, 1 month ago

I like the butter battle book. I like the "political" ones like Sneetches (racism/discrimination), The Butter Battle Book (nuclear war), Yertle the Turtle (facism/oppression) and the Lorax (enviornment) are the ones that I can think of most.

Horton Hatches an Egg, Horton Hears a Who, Hunches in Bunches, and Oh the Places You'll Go are all favorites because of theme.

But my favorite for the fun of it are There's a Wocket in my Pocket, and On Beyond Zebra.

sunflower_sue 8 years, 1 month ago

Oh, the Places You'll Go, Horton Hears a Who, and I love the "Beetle Battle." Now I have to go look that one up 'cause I can't remeber it verbatum.

sunflower_sue 8 years, 1 month ago

Very well, then Mr. Knox, sir. Let's have a little talk about tweetle beetles....

What do you know about tweetle beetles? well...

When tweetle beetles fight, it's called a tweetle beetle battle.

And when they battle in a puddle, it's a tweetle beetle puddle battle.

AND when tweetle beetles battle with paddles in a puddle, they call it a tweetle beetle puddle paddle battle. AND...

When beetles battle beetles in a puddle paddle battle and the beetle battle puddle is a puddle in a bottle...

...they call this a tweetle beetle bottle puddle paddle battle muddle. AND... When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddles and the bottle's on a poodle and the poodle's eating noodles...

...they call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle bottle paddle battle. AND...

Now wait a minute Mr. Socks Fox!

When a fox is in the bottle where the tweetle beetls battle with their paddles in a puddle on a noodle-eating poodle. THIS is what they call...

...a tweetle beetle noodle poodle bottles paddled muddled duddled fuddled wuddled fox in socks, sir!

Fox in socks, our game us done, sir. Thank you for a lot of fun, sir.

Kat Christian 8 years, 1 month ago

FOX N SOX and the infamous Beetle Battle

Leprechaunking13 8 years, 1 month ago

Why has no one mentioned Yurtle the Turtle!?! Another of the many classics by the seuss man

sourpuss 8 years, 1 month ago

The Lorax is my favorite, but it also makes me sad.

Linda Aikins 8 years, 1 month ago

Horton Hears a Who. LOVE IT!

Sue is so cool.

I-P, you mean Stinky Sunk the Skunk?

SpeedRacer 8 years, 1 month ago

How the Grinch Stole Christmas was always my favorite Seuss story, and it took on a whole new life for me when Bois Karloff narrated the animation.

Marion, I don't usually find much to thank you for, but I saw this Jesse Jackson segment on SNL when it first aired and rolled with laughter. Thanks for pointing us to the clip.

angelofmine 8 years, 1 month ago

Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! is my favorite.

ms_canada 8 years, 1 month ago

The tweedle beetle battle is indeed priceless. who could not love it.

buffbonzai 8 years, 1 month ago

I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew

sunflower_sue 8 years, 1 month ago

RI, welcome back to the net!

Ms_C, When my #1 was a wee babe, she'd make me read the "Tweetle Beetles" over and over and over... Back then I had it memorized. I could have recited it in my sleep. That, and Ogden Nash's "Custard the Dragon." Another great one if you never read it. (I might still be able to recite that one...it was my personal fav.) :)

H_Lecter 8 years, 1 month ago

"Who wants to chew Uncle Hannibal's Stew?"

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