I have two young children, which means some days include me reading more children’s books than adult books. Thank God for Dr. Seuss. Most kid lit is awful for adults, but I enjoy reading Dr. Seuss’ limerick filled books. The fun stories, easy cadence, and unique illustrations engage both adult reader and child listener.
There’s also something about the nostalgia of reading books to my children that were read to me when I was their age. They deserve their classic status.
I think that many people overlook the wisdom contained in these works. “A person’s a person no matter how small” from Horton Hears a Who is only one example.
Too bad my children aren’t as motivated to eat what we serve them as much as they would be if we served green eggs and ham.