Dr. Seuss and Me

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TamekaHi. I hope that everyone is having a terrific month of March like we are at The Arc.

March is my favorite month of the year, because it’s the month of my birthday!  It is also the 108th birthday of the famous children’s writer, Theodor Seuss Geisel also known as Dr. Seuss.  To celebrate, my friends played the “Green Eggs and Ham” board game, read Dr. Seuss books, and made “Cat in the Hat” hats. We also talked about the new animated movie, “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” which came out on Friday, March 2nd.  It is a story about a boy who comes to a desolate corner of town to visit a being called the Once-ler and learns about the Lorax. In this retelling of the classic story, the Once-ler describes how his greedy actions destroyed a beautiful and thriving environment.

Dr. Seuss is a very important person to me as a person, like me, who wants to be a children’s writer one day. Dr. Seuss also wrote the story of “Horton Hears a Who!” (which, by the way, is my favorite book by Dr. Seuss). The book tells the story of Horton the Elephant, while splashing in a pool hears a small speck of dust talking to him. Horton discovers that the speck of dust is actually a tiny planet, home to a tiny community called Whoville, where the Whos reside. The Whos are led by a character known as the Mayor. The Mayor asks Horton (who, though he cannot see them, is able to hear them quite well, because of his large ears) to protect them from harm, which Horton happily agrees to do, proclaiming throughout the book that “even though you can’t see or hear them at all, a person’s a person, no matter how small.”

 I always loved the moral of this story, especially when I was a little girl when I thought that no one could hear me because I was so small.    

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