Saturday, August 25, 2012

Fox in Socks

This afternoon Alyssa and I read a short biography of Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr Seuss. I remember loving Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat and the Hat and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish amongst others. Even now, I'm struck by how genuinely strange they are, both the story-lines and his bizarre illustrations. They're sort of borderline scary, but always positive. In his last book he ends I think with the line: "Will you succeed? Yes, you will indeed. (98¾% guaranteed.)"

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