Friday, March 1, 2013

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 here at Three Scrappy Gals. If you have come from the Lovely Melissa 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.

Here is my Project

 
 
Supplies
 
Tile (From Lowes)
Vinyl (Red,Black, and White)
 
I made this using my Cameo!
 
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
Then hop on over to the Fabulous Sarah to see what fantastic project she has today.
Here is the complete lineup should you need it:


  • 14 comments:

    Miranda said...

    A quote to live by! Great project!
    Miranda :)

    Vicki said...

    What a great idea and a great quote. Love it.

    Robin said...

    neat idea!!!

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

    Sue said...

    Its amazing what nice quote Dr Seuzz came up with, love yours!! Greetings from Swakopmund Namibia AFRICA :-)

    Sue said...

    Its amazing what nice quote Dr Seuzz came up with, love yours!! Greetings from Swakopmund Namibia AFRICA :-)

    Sue said...

    Great quote!! Greetings from Swakopmund Namibia AFRICA :-)

    Pamela Lash said...

    Very sweet project - I adore the quote! It's been fun hopping with you today!
    Pam

    TeresaK said...

    That is a great quote! I am a big Dr.Seuss Fan!
    Teresa
    www.createenjoyshare.blogspot.com

    Gini said...

    Love the quote.

    Sarah Biswabic said...

    What a wonderful project! I love that saying! bbiswabic@new.rr.com

    Yvonne Morentin said...

    I just love your creation, what a wonderful idea... What an awesome Hop... In my family we have celebrated Dr. Seuss' Birthday every year with a little cake with a Cat In the Hat on Top... My youngest son just loves Dr. Seuss to no end...

    morentin1326((at))aol((dot))com
    adventureofthecreativemind.blogspot.com

    Teresa said...

    My fave Dr. Seuss quote and love the tile...what a creative idea! Thanks for being in the hop today.

    Connie said...

    Love it Mel!! Where'd you get that file?

    Scrappy hugs,
    Connie
    http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com

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