Scrambled Eggs Super! by Dr. Seuss

August 9th, 2017 by

scrambled-eggs-superSubmitted by Enaya, Age 8 from Maryland

Rating: ★★★★★

I like this book is because I like rhyming and in this book it has a lot of rhyming words.

I Am Not Going to Get Up Today by Dr. Seuss

March 21st, 2014 by

I Am Not Going to Get up Today_Dr SeussSubmitted by Emma, Age 8 from Virginia

Rating: ★★★★★

Would there be a day when you just want to sleep? If so this is a perfect, excellent, fantastic book for you because a boy sleeps all day and his neighborhood wants him to get up! They try to do everything to wake him up! He tells them to leave him alone but they don’t. Does he wake up or sleep great?

The Lorax Movie Review

March 8th, 2012 by

the-lorax-by-dr-seussWe saw The Lorax on opening night.
Was it a beauty or was it a fright?
Watch the video if you want to see
A movie review from Karen and Nancy!

Hey, give us a break, we know we can’t compare to Dr. Seuss! But really, who can?

The REAL question here is whether you should see the Lorax movie. Watch our movie review video to find out:

(PS – If you’re on the go — or busy protecting the trees from greedy, axe-wielding men — don’t worry, you can still listen to our review. Just download the audio.)

Have you seen the new Lorax movie? Leave a comment with YOUR review! How do you think it compared to the book?

Seuss News: Lorax Movie Trailers!

November 10th, 2011 by

the-lorax-movie-posterRecently, Nancy posted the news that Johnny Depp will be starring as Dr. Seuss in a forthcoming movie. But unfortunately, that movie has yet to be written, filmed, edited, etc. So that’s sadly way, way, way in the future.

But never fear — in just a few months, Seuss will meet the silver screen in another way: the film adaptation of his beloved book The Lorax! The animated movie will hit theaters in March 2012, and two — count ’em, TWO — trailers have recently been released!

First, check out this official trailer:

Hmmm, seems a bit sweet and light-hearted when you consider that this is a tale about how greed can wreak great devastation on the environment. Oh, you couldn’t tell from the trailer that that’s what The Lorax is about? Well, that’s my point! Sure, it looks gorgeous, but what about the story?

Cue this trailer that was released more recently in Australia:

That’s better! You still don’t get the whole eco-angle, but it does seem closer to the set-up in the original book. After all, The Lorax the book starts this way:

At the far end of town
where the Grickle-grass grows
and the wind smells slow-and-sour when it blows
and no birds ever sing excepting old crows…
is the Street of the Lifted Lorax.

And that’s basically how the trailer starts too!

So, which trailer is a more accurate depiction of the final movie? Guess we’ll have to wait until March to find out! Nancy and I will definitely be in the audience. Will you? Leave a comment with your thoughts on the trailers and the film!

— Karen

Karen has to admit she’s really excited about this movie not just because it’s based on a Dr. Seuss book, but also because it stars Zac Efron. Well, his voice anyway. Too bad his face won’t be making an appearance!

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Seuss Movie News: Johnny Depp!

October 22nd, 2011 by

I bet if ten years ago, you had told someone that edgy teen heartthrob Johnny Depp would be playing beloved children’s book author Dr. Seuss, they probably would have said, “WHAAAAAAAA?!

But now Johnny Depp’s got a pretty good rep (ha ha, I made a rhyme) in the book world — he’s played Willy Wonka from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie, and we’ll soon see him in the upcoming adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

For the Seuss film, Johnny Depp will be producing the movie and potentially (I think, probably) starring as Seuss himself (aka Theodor Geisel). The movie will be a live-action depiction of Seuss’ life; no word yet on whether the Cat in the Hat will make an appearance. Dr. Seuss was born in 1904 and passed away in 1991, so we’ll be seeing clothes and settings from all over the past century!

So, what do you think? Any resemblance?

— Nancy

In other movie news, Nancy was VERY excited to hear that the movie adaptation of Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2) is finally back in production 🙂 … but scheduled to release in 2013. Why. Is. The. Wait. So. Long?!!?!!? 🙁

Photo Credits: Johnny Depp wax figure (c) Flickr user cliff1066™; Ted Geisel from Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

New Dr. Seuss Stories

August 19th, 2011 by

So it’s probably been years since you picked up The Cat in the Hat or Green Eggs and Ham — after all, Dr. Seuss books are for little kids… right? But admit it. You know every word of those books by heart!

(highlight to see the words that you already know)

I do not like them in a box.
I do not like them with a fox.
I do not like them in a house.
I do not like them with a mouse.
I do not like them here or there.
I do not like them anywhere.
I do not like green eggs and ham.
I do not like them, Sam I am.

Well, guess what? Now’s the time to revisit our favorite rhyming author, because the new book The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss will be released in September.

No, you’re not crazy. Dr. Seuss is deceased. So how can there be a new Seuss book?

Well, Dr. Seuss didn’t just write books — he also wrote and illustrated for magazines. Dr. Charles Cohen, a Seussian scholar and collector (and dentist) spent many years collecting these “lost” stories. The seven stories included in The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories are:

  • “The Bippolo Seed”
  • “The Bear, the Rabbit, and the Zinniga-Zanniga”
  • “Gustav the Goldfish”
  • “Tadd and Todd”
  • “Steak for Supper”
  • “The Strange Shirt Spot”
  • “The Great Henry McBride”

To find out more about more about how The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories came to be, check out this article in Publisher’s Weekly. But FIRST, keep reading to see goofy pictures of me and Karen…

I don’t think we can ever be too old for Dr. Seuss! When Karen and I stopped by the Wizarding World of Harry Potter last month, we also stopped by another famous book-related theme park: Seuss Landing!

Supposedly, there's not a single straight line in all of Seuss Landing!

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These Books Are a Shoe-In…

July 9th, 2010 by

It’s not unusual to see T-shirts featuring book characters, or otherwise related to books (Team Jacob vs. Team Edward, anyone?). And with the mania over Harry Potter, it’s not even uncommon to see people in kidlit costumes. But are those folks truly dressed in character, from head to toe? They may wear their greasy Snape wigs and Sorting Hats, but are their shoes really authentic?

Well, now crazy zealots — er, I mean, dedicated fans can totally look the part with book-based footwear! Remember how I said I read the websites of other adults who love children’s books? Lately, they’ve spotted a couple different kidlit-inspired shoes — methinks I smell a fashion trend! (“Smell” in the figurative sense, of course; no way I’m sniffing actual shoes.)

First up, Seuss shoes are just what the doctor ordered!

Cat in the Hat -- in Converse!

One Fish Two Fish Red Converse Blue Converse

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Converse, Blue Converse,

There are some other designs too, but these two are my favorites. Unfortunately, they mainly come in baby sizes, but some designs go all the way up to size 12 in girls/boys. Still, that’s a tight squeeze for my huge hoofers. But that’s okay, because these heavenly sneaks come in all sizes:

Adidas Wings 2.0 by Jeremy Scott

Wings 2.0 by Jeremy Scott for Adidas (and for Hermes)

Inspired by ancient mythology, perfect for fans of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series! Although if you’ve read the books, then you know that winged shoes aren’t everything they’re cracked up to be. But still, pretty sweet, right?

I wonder what’s coming next… I could go for a pair of Ranger’s Apprentice slippers that would be comfy and help me walk more quietly than I do now (my shoe repair guy says I’m a heavy walker). What about you? What kind of book-inspired shoes would you want?

And have any of you spotted kidlit kicks? Leave a comment and let me know!

— Karen

Forget shoes, Karen is waiting for the day she can buy an Invisibility Cloak. Unlike Harry Potter, she would not use it for good. Muhahaha!
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