Saturday, March 2, 2013

Dr. Seuss Blog Hop


It's Dr. Seuss Day!

 

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss! We are so happy you dropped by to celebrate his birthday with us. He was a wonderful highly revered children’s author who many of us learned to read by. The quote below is taken from a Wikipedia entry about his life. I myself (Teresa)  am so thrilled to have had the privilege to teach about him during my years as a school teacher.


“In May 1954, Life magazine published a report on illiteracy among school children, which concluded that children were not learning to read because their books were boring. Accordingly, William Ellsworth Spaulding, the director of the education division at Houghton Mifflin who later became its Chairman, compiled a list of 348 words he felt were important for first-graders to recognize and asked Geisel to cut the list to 250 words and write a book using only those words.[33] Spaulding challenged Geisel to "bring back a book children can't put down." [34] Nine months later, Geisel, using 236 of the words given to him, completed The Cat in the Hat. It retained the drawing style, verse rhythms, and all the imaginative power of Geisel's earlier works, but because of its simplified vocabulary, it could be read by beginning readers. The Cat in the Hat and subsequent books written for young children achieved significant international success and they remain very popular today. In 2009 Green Eggs and Ham sold 540,366 copies, The Cat in the Hat sold 452,258 copies, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960) sold 409,068 copies—outselling the majority of newly published children's books.[35]”


For our hop we have several wonderful projects for you to enjoy. We are starting at Three Scrappy Gals. If you have come from Vicki you are in the right place. If not please go to Three Scrappy Gals and start at the beginning you don’t want to miss any Seusstical creations.

For my project today, I created a card using quotes from "Green Eggs and Ham" one of my children's favorite books.



We have some wonderful blog candy for you to win. Check the Three Scrappy Gals blog for the awesome prize! Winner will be drawn and announced on Tuesday March 5, 2013.

To be eligible for the drawing you must:
  1. Become a follower of each blog (if you aren’t already)
  2. Comment on each blog post
  3. Leave your contact information

I am the last stop on this fun filled hop! We hope you enjoyed it! Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Here is the complete lineup should you need it:

10 comments:

  1. Cute card. The green buttons are a nice touch.

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  2. cute card! thanks for sharing

    robinlcarroll at gmail.com
    http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/

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  3. Snap!! This was one of my favourites and i still use the quote today, when my kids ask "What's for supper?" Love it!! Thanks for reminding me what a care-free childhood i had!! Greetings from Swakopmund Namibia AFRICA :-)

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  4. What a delightful project - I love it!! It's been fun hopping with you today - oh the places we've been..LOL
    Pam

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  5. Miranda- this is so cute! I am a huge fan of Dr. Seuss - I used to be a preschool teacher!
    Love Green Eggs and Ham!
    Teresa
    www.createenjoyshare.blogspot.com

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  6. Wonderful card. Great ending to a great blog hop.

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  7. Miranda, your card is so adorable!
    I love it! Have a great weekend! Your friend, Sarah

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  8. Miranda,
    What a cute, cute card. This would be great along with a little treat to a teacher during Dr. Seuss month...cause we tend to celebrate that all month...haha...

    Thanks for being in the hop today.

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  9. Great Card! I like the buttons and the string. I love Green Eggs and Ham and Dr. Suess!

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  10. Awesome card Miranda!! Love it!!
    This hop was so much fun!
    Already a fan and follower!
    Scrappy hugs,
    Connie
    http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment! I appreciate them! Have a great day!!! Miranda :-)