Share and enjoy a literary genius

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss

Theodore Seuss Geisel died 26 years ago this month.

For generations, Dr. Seuss was the source for parents who wanted books to read to their children. For many kids, stories like “The Cat In The Hat,” “Green Eggs and Ham” and “Horton Hears A Who” were the first things they read on their own, too.

A wonderful, wacky air filled Dr. Seuss’ books. Thanks to Brainyquote.com, we’ve been reminded of a couple of passages.

On time flying:

“How did it get so late so soon?

“It’s night before it’s afternoon.

“December is here before it’s June.

“My goodness how the time has flewn.

“How did it get so late so soon?”

On self-confidence:

“Today you are you!

“That is truer than true!

“There is no one alive

“Who is you-er than you!”

The poetry in the books is contagious, the drawings are outrageous! Oops, we’ve slipped into a little Seussian rhyming of our own.

The very good news for today’s parents is that a few years ago, a new Dr. Seuss book was found and published — “Horton and the Kwuggerbug.” It also contains more lost Dr. Seuss stories.

We may be biased, but we think it is very important for parents to read to their children. It’s also important to get them to keep reading on their own. And, frankly, it is hard to imagine an author more fun to read than Dr. Seuss.

Early childhood education begins at home. If you and your child haven’t been introduced to Dr. Seuss’ cast of characters, give his books a try. Both of you will enjoy these works of a genius.

* Editorials reflect the opinion of the publisher.

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