Thursday, March 1, 2012

Be Who You Are

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I can't believe it's March already and Spring is right around the corner!! How are things with you shaping up right now? I wasn't as productive in February as I had hoped, but I hit the ground running this week and looking forward to sharing a few really cool projects I'm working on very soon...

As you may or may not know, The Lorax premieres tomorrow on Dr. Seuss's birthday - which just happens to be one day before my daughter's b-day. She loved it when she was in elementary school because the teachers always did something fun or cool right before her special day! And she still remembers the first book she ever read of his, "Hop on Pop" followed by "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish" and "Green Eggs and Ham"...

Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel, March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) has always been a favorite children's book illustrator of mine, he had a real feel for what kids (and adults) needed to hear in a style that was colorful, weird and charming all at the same time!

I feel very devoted to keeping kids and adults reading [real paper books] in this very digital age - and freaked out a bit when I read that Borders was closing down stores last year, I was like - umm ok, why don't we start burning books too....

Ever since I was a little girl I've loved walking into libraries and book stores seeing & smelling all that knowledge and fresh information! In fact, every time we move one of the first things on my to-do list is to seek out the local library and sign up - hello, geek alert! :)

My daughter and I didn't read all of the books below but these 5 Seuss books are ones that are more than just stories, they teach kids how to handle challenging situations and open their minds more:

The Lorax – Teaches children the need to be environmentally conscious, The Lorax speaks for the trees ("Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing's going to get better. It's not.")
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! (a personal all-time favorite) – Teaches children how to remain positive when faced with adversity
The Cat in the Hat – Teaches children about responsibility and honesty
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! – Teaches children that reading is a useful tool to acquire knowledge
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street – Teaches children to be imaginative

I hope I've inspired you to take yourself on an artist's date to the library or pick up a book & read with someone - have a wonderful 'unplugged' weekend!

1 comment:

studio lolo said...

Dr. Seuss was the best! Of course "The Cat in the Hat" was my all time fave :)

Nice to "see you" and hear that March is off to a good start.

Working full time again has kicked my art life into slow gear. I sure miss that, and blogging too!

I think I'll pop in to other blogs here and there to let them all know I'm still kickin'!

Hugs to you, my friend~