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C. S. Lewis and Ted Geisel

Postby Solomons Song » 21 Dec 2008, 15:57

Does anyone know if C. S. Lewis ever read and/or commented on anything by the great Dr. Seuss (pronounced Zeus...plug for John :snow-wink: )
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Re: C. S. Lewis and Ted Geisel

Postby john » 21 Dec 2008, 16:11

Solomons Song wrote:Does anyone know if C. S. Lewis ever read and/or commented on anything by the great Dr. Seuss (pronounced Zeus...plug for John :snow-wink: )


With a plug like that, I almost wish I was able to help you! For some reason, however, I can't imagine Lewis taking that much of an interest in an American who wrote such "awful poetry". :)

That said...I'm a big fan of Seuss. :)
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Postby Michael » 12 Feb 2009, 03:36

Dr. Seuss was awesome. He literally changed the face of children's literature. What's everyone's favorite book of his?
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Postby john » 12 Feb 2009, 15:35

Michael wrote:Dr. Seuss was awesome. He literally changed the face of children's literature. What's everyone's favorite book of his?


Welcome, Michael!

My favorite Dr. Seuss book has always been How The Grinch Stole Christmas, although The Cat In the Hat is a close second. Such a great study in Psychology!
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Postby Karen » 12 Feb 2009, 15:54

Horton Hears a Who and Horton Hatches the Egg.

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Postby Michael » 13 Feb 2009, 14:57

My favorite is Green Eggs and Ham.
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Postby john » 13 Feb 2009, 14:58

Michael wrote:My favorite is Green Eggs and Ham.


How silly of me. I really forgot that one!
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Postby Michael » 13 Feb 2009, 19:30

Did anyone see Horton Hears a Who? I thought it was one of the better drawn-out film adaptations.
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Postby archenland_knight » 14 Feb 2009, 17:43

My favorite one has to be about the "Sneeches on the Beaches", thoug I can't remember it's title.

A close second would be the one about the East going Zack and the West going Zack. Again, can't remember the title.
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Postby Rosie Cotton » 14 Feb 2009, 22:58

Does anyone remember The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins? That, and I love Fox in Socks and Green Eggs and Ham.
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Postby Solomons Song » 15 Apr 2009, 22:53

My favorite is the Sneeches and Yertle the Turtle.
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Postby Carrie » 16 Apr 2009, 00:46

I personally like The Lorax and Bartholomew and the Oobleck. All of the Bartholomew Cubbins books are fantastic, though.
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Postby Stanley Anderson » 16 Apr 2009, 14:04

I credit at least some of my lifelong interest in mathematics and science to On Beyond Zebra, the book that describes the various "letters" of the alphabet that come after "Z" and sample "words" they are used in. For me it was one of the first examples I ran across that illustrated the (now overused and trivialized) idea of "thinking outside the box", something that is so essential to true mathematical and scientific insight.

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Re: C. S. Lewis and Ted Geisel

Postby Rosie Cotton » 17 Apr 2009, 16:33

Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz! :tongue:
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