Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dr. Seuss

If Dr. Seuss books were titled according to their subtexts:

Dr Suess

You see, we can trick children into learning important life lessons by using silly illustrations and hilarious rhymes.  See the rest here.

On this note, did you know that in work, I’m not allowed to read my favourite Dr. Seuss book, Green Eggs and Ham, to the children in my class?  It’s because Islamic law forbids any reference to the P-word (pork… oops!).  It’s true!  I can, however, read another gem, Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?  Among the long list of sounds Mr. Brown has mastered, none of them appear to offend our Muslim friends.

8 comments:

EMA said...

I love Dr. Suess and its quirky little life lessons!

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Punctuation Mark said...

Very funny and quite informative! Ha!

Marlen said...

haha whaaat, i had no idea you can't mention the p word! that'd be so easy to accidentally overlook. and i laughed at the titles- they're very true

xo Marlen
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Ashley said...

ohhh yes. I always loved the lessons from Dr. Seuss. I mean, Oh, the Places You'll Go! is handed out at many a graduation.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Adore Dr. Seuss! Great books, shame you can't read Green Eggs and Ham, but I understand they why to it. But, it would be a great one for the children :) xx

Erica said...

Oh my gosh... so funny! Somehow I'm not sure they'd have the same effect with those titles. ;)

little t said...

I know Marlen, on my first week I handed out a Peppa Pig colouring sheet, then suddenly realised and ran around the place snatching them all back.

I have to be careful with Winnie the Pooh too, in case anyone mentions Piglet too.