Today is also called ‘Dr. Seuss Day’. These books are mandatory reading for pre-readers and early readers, it seems.
My favorite titles are ‘Go, Dog, Go’ and ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go’–
I don’t know why these books are my faves–
I love dogs and loved climbing trees when I was younger, so maybe that explains my first choice.
I’m big on motivation and taking chances, so I love the message in ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go’. “And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)”
Wait, I think this stream of consciousness has answered my question.
When Guinness the Therapy Dog and I go to play with the at-risk kids at the domestic violence transition shelter, we always read at least one book. Last week, we read a book about a dog with no tail who had a pretend tail attached by a button.
My first question was: how was the button attached to his butt??? My second question was: why did the tailor (get it!) make the tail so long???
The poor dog already had self-image problems and now he has a tail that vies the length of ribbon used by Olympic rhythmic gymnasts.
In the end, the dog and his friends decide it’s better to be yourself than to rely on a fake tail. That’s a good message for the kids and the wordplay by author Kate Feiffer is fantastic.
Good reading! Sonja