When my eyes see Dr. Seuss lunch boxes, mugs, and toys so plush,
My husband chases me as for my wallet I rush!
So as you check out these items, be careful every Jack and Jill,
For it’s not, “Will you buy?”, but rather,
“Buy you WILL!
(Original poem by Marvin Littlepage. He thought it would be a cool intro for a Dr. Seuss post.)
What fun! We all remember Dr. Seuss and his funny books and then later his funny movies. I think as an adult I appreciate them even more than I did when I was a kid. I realize that he is trying to get us, as adults, to see that silliness is ok even at our age. For some stupid reason, we think we need to get permission to be silly. Reading or watching Dr. Seuss will be all you need.
Now to remind yourself of this all week long, try getting a Dr. Seuss mug or a clock or something else that will be the reminder you need to not be so serious all the time. Life just isn’t about being serious all the time. Try some of these things as your reminders.
Dr. Seuss Mugs
Did you know?
Have you ever wondered why he wrote “The Cat in the Hat”? It was written because Dr. Seuss thought the famous Dick and Jane primer books were insanely boring. He knew that if kids weren’t interested in the material, they wouldn’t be compelled to use it repeatedly to try to learn to read. So, “The Cat in the Hat” was born.
Dr. Seuss Tin Lunch Boxes
Do you remember carrying these to school with your lunch in them? I didn’t, but I know that lots of kids did. I was always so jealous. My mom went to the discount store and bought, what looked like to me, a typewriter case for me to take my lunch in. Talk about embarrassing!
Did You Know?
Dr. Seuss’ editor, Bennett Cerf, bet him that he couldn’t write a book using 50 words or less. “The Cat in the Hat” used 225 words and it was a pretty simple book. He did not want to back down from this bet, so he started writing and came up with “Green Eggs and Ham” – which uses exactly 50 words.
The 50 words are: a, am, and, anywhere, are, be, boat, box, car, could, dark, do, eat, eggs, fox, goat, good, green, ham, here, house, I, if, in, let, like, may, me, mouse, not, on, or, rain, Sam, say, see, so, thank, that, the, them, there, they, train, tree, try, will, with, would, you.
Dr. Seuss Wall Decals
I love all these quotes from Dr. Seuss books. They inspire all of us to be happy with who we are and to love where we are. These would look wonderful in just about any room in the house, but I would probably put them in a child’s room or even their bathroom. These are so reasonably priced that you can afford to put more than one in your home.
I added some decals of the characters as well. You can create a scene in your child’s room or you can just take one character and put it with a quote. There are so many fun ways to use these. Have fun with it!
Did You Know?
Did Dr. Seuss have children himself? No. Believe it or not, he didn’t really like them. His widow, Audrey, said he was just a little afraid of them. She said he was always thinking: “What might they do next? What might they ask next?” She added: “He couldn’t just sit down on the floor and play with them.”
Dr. Seuss Plush Toys
Good memories are made with great children’s books and then those memories are kept going with plush toys. These are adorable and they represent so many of his great books.
Did You Know?
Which was his most controversial book? It was the Butter Battle Book, which was published in 1984, about the arms race. To disguise the US and the USSR, they are called the Yooks and the Zooks, who disagree on whether bread should be eaten butter-side down, or butter-side up. Sounds silly, right? The story ends with a blank page, allowing readers to imagine the result of the rising tensions for themselves. I think that it is unbelievable that the book remained on the New York Times’ bestseller list for six months – for adults. The televised version of the book was shown in the USSR in 1990; Dr Seuss joked that it was after this that the country began falling apart.
Dr. Seuss Games
Games are a great way for kids to learn, especially if it with their favorite characters.
Did You Know?
Where did Dr Seuss get his ideas from? He hated being asked this question. He did admit that his mother was a great source of inspiration. When he was young she worked in a bakery and would sing him to sleep with her “pie-selling chants”. One of his most popular books, Green Eggs and Ham, was the result of a bet that he could not write a book using only 50 words. He never liked backing down from a challenge.
Dr. Seuss Books
Everyone knows his books. The continue to sell even after all these years. There is a reason for that. Do your kids or grand kids have his books? Now is the time to make sure they don’t miss out on these wonderful books.
Dr. Seuss’s Beginner Book Collection (Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks)Green Eggs and HamOne Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue FishThe Cat in the HatThe LoraxHop on Pop
Did You Know?
Did you know that ?If I Ran the Zoo?, published in 1950, is the first recorded instance of the word “nerd.”
Dr. Seuss Wall Clocks
I would seriously use these anywhere in my home. These are great and they just make me smile. I am a firm believer in putting things in my home that make me smile.
Dr. Seuss for Baby
I found a great site that has Dr. Seuss Crib bedding. If you want to decorate your childs room in Dr. Seuss themed crib bedding, check out Dr. Seuss Baby Bedding and Nursery Ideas.
Did you get enough Dr. Seuss? If not, there are tons of other products on Amazon.com to check out.