My girls love Dr Seuss books. Although the author is best known for Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat in the Hat, my girl’s favorite book is The Foot Book. It was one of the first books Morgan could “read”.
I put the word read in quotes above because she memorized it and then recited it back to me. Regardless of that detail, that book helped boost her confidence. She thought she was reading, saw how proud I was and wanted to read more. She is only four so it definitely is still a work in progress.
This past weekend we attended a birthday party for Dr Seuss and all the kids were given yellow mustaches, just like the one the Lorax had in the book The Lorax. The girls loved the mustaches and enjoy reading while wearing them – I found this quite amusing.
On a simlar note, I wanted to mention that my favorite books growing up were the Berenstain Bears. Ms Jan Berenstain passed away on Monday. Lauren wrote a brief eulogy – you can read here. I offer my condolences to their son, Mike and the rest of the Berenstain family. Your values will live on in so many lives.
In closing, I encourage each one of you to read a book – or several books – to your kids today in honor of Dr Seuss’ birthday and in memory of Ms Jan Berenstain.
What are your kids favorite books? What was your favorite childhood book or series?