Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Celebrating Dr. Seuss

On March 2, Sareny's teacher had the kids dress in all black. Then while at school, they all got dressed like the cat in the hat! It was adorable.
Here is Sareny hard at work at her desk.
She is like 3 rows back all the way to the right.
When I was verifying Dr. Seuss's birthday for this post, I came across an interesting tidbit of information that someone put into a poem about him:

You’re wrong as the deuce
And you shouldn’t rejoice
If you’re calling him Seuss.
He pronounces it Soice.
 
Apparently, he later changed his mind and went with the Americanized pronounciation of his name, which is German, because it "evoked a figure advantageous for an author of children’s books to be associated with—Mother Goose" and because most people used this pronunciation. I was also interested to note that he went by Theo LeSieg when he had written the book, but someone else illustrated it. I always wondered why some of his books had a pen name. LeSieg was his last name, Geisel, spelled backwards, and Seuss was his middle name, and also his mother's maiden name. So there is some interesting, though totally useless, trivia for you.

5 comments:

debra g said...

Always looking to be better informed about all sorts of things. Thanks!

lexi said...

sareny is a cute cat in the hat!

holli jo said...

Sareny is super cute in her costume.

debra g said...

"FACT!!!"

cassidy said...

Cute idea! Sareny looks cute in her Cat in the Hat outfit. Truman LOVES Dr. Seuss books, so I had figured out the Theo LeSieg thing, but I didn't know Seuss was actually Soice. He was smart to go with the American pronunciation. Thanks for the tidbit of info!