Thursday, March 25, 2010

Speaking of Eggs........Green Eggs, no Ham


Green Eggs, no Ham
Originally uploaded by OrganicOdysseys
I finally got my entry done for Erin Prais-Hintz's Inspired by: Dr. Seuss Challenge for March.

Green Eggs and Ham was my favorite book as a child and after seeing her challenge, going to the book store and looking through all the Dr. Seuss books I realized it still is! I think I can still recite it almost word for word, which is easy as it only uses 50 words total. This was because Bennett Cerf, Dr. Seuss's Publisher made him a bet of $50 that he couldn't write a childrens book using only 50 words.

Theo won (Dr. Seuss' real name). :)

It's not like other books that have a moral or a theme or political statement (did you know that Yertle the Turtle was about Hitler?), but just that it's pure fun.

I guess if you'd have to pinpoint a moral or lesson from this story it would be that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover and you should not make hasty judgments without knowing all the facts.

In this case you can't say you don't like something unless you tried it first!

You can check out other entries at the Flickr Pool.

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6 comments:

  1. I LOVE!!! Dr Seuss!! What a fun fact about the bet... I'm so glad he went on to obviously keep the bet going! So many of his books are that way :)

    By the way Kate! I made a new Seahorse Couple using some of the beads you sent me in my little prize box! They're on my seahorse blog :)

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  2. Thanks Mary!

    I'll be right over to see. Your art always amazes me! :)

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  3. Gah! Ha! That is so funny! I love them, Kate. I am so, so glad you jumped in to play along. Just one week left until I reveal a winner. These are perfect. (Maybe someday I will have a big enough challenge that you will post a "I've been seen at Inspired by..." on your blog! :P

    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  4. Awesome!!! These are great!!!

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  5. Super divertidos, me gustan!!!

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  6. Erin, I'd love too!

    Jen, thanks!

    Sara, Muchas gracias, yo también!

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