Most children in North America grow up learning to read with books by “Dr. Seuss”, Theodore Seuss Geisel. Many of the books use common words that are important to learn to read. His wacky illustrations and funny rhymes keep children interested. “The Cat in the Hat” and “Red Fish, Blue Fish” are some of the most popular books for new readers.
Some quotes from Dr. Seuss, “Oh the Places You Will Go!”:
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
“So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.”
“Oh the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all.”
“You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have the speed.
You’ll pass the whole gang and you’ll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you’ll be best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.
Except when you don’t.
Because, sometimes, you won’t.”
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