Childhood nostalgia time! I found this image while browsing around the internet last night and thought that it was amusing. It was put together by the teacher of a fourth grade class based on his students’ thoughts after reading Dr. Seuss books, as compared to a popular image macro showing what Dr. Seuss books actually mean. One of the greatest things about children’s books is that we are able to understand them differently as we get older and to realize that many of them convey larger social messages.
Dr. Seuss was one of my favorite authors as a child. The rhymes were clever and the stories all had a larger point than mere amusement. As I got older, I always enjoyed reading these books to my younger siblings. The Sneetches is my favorite; I liked the idea that you shouldn’t change who you are to be popular or to fit in (and let’s face it, Sylvester McMonkey McBean is a lot of fun to say).