A Belated Birthday to Dr. Seuss

in OCD9 months ago (edited)

original art freehand pencil and ink on cardboard after the book reference

This Monday, March 2nd, was children's book author Dr. Seuss's birthday. I have been volunteering on a rotating basis to read books for the weekly Story Hour at the local library. This week of course we read Dr. Seuss books. Fun Dr. Seuss fact I found while preparing to be the reader for this week:

Theodore ("Ted") Seuss Geisel actually pronounced his middle name "Soice" to rhyme with "Voice". Yes you heard me right, Dr. Soice LOL

A friend of his wrote a short poem about the proper pronunciation:

You’re wrong as the deuce
And you shouldn’t rejoice
If you’re calling him Seuss.
He pronounces it Soice.

Alexander Liang


I drew the Cat (without hat) on cardboard.

I drew the hat on a separate piece of cardboard and cut it out so we could play "Pin the Hat on the Cat" with the kids after the story hour was over. It was a blast! There were about 15 kids there this week, some weeks there are more.


I also prepared a craft project for the kids, making truffula trees from pipe cleaners and cotton balls. @thingone and @thingtwo are super proud of their truffula trees. It is amazing how much the Lorax resonates with preschool age kids. They get it.



I am bummed that I didn't get a picture of my example truffula tree, it looked awesome! I teased the cotton ball out into tufts which I colored purple and pink, and it had a green and blue striped trunk (two pipe cleaners twisted).

I have been bringing my guitar to these story hours at the library and singing children's songs at the beginning while people are showing up. I realized these are actually my first musical performances in front of a live audience since I played the Southeast Alaska State Fair the summer of 2013!

Stay strong STEEM and remember to vote for community witnesses! Do not vote for any witness running version 22.5, these are puppet witnesses controlled by Justin Sun / Tron.


That's sweet.

Friend of mine did this femo clay roll that was cat in the hat. Won best femo clay roll last year of the greatful dead tour. Great guy that's no longer with us. Amazing artist.

Blaze it!

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sounds like a cool femo clay roll :)

Great drawing, I love to see you make this special birthday a fun activity for the kids!

thanks mon cher

I love Dr Seuss! ^_^ What lovely activities you did with the children ...😊 ❤️

thanks :) I have been having a lot of fun leading the story hour on the weeks that I do it. I always try to come up with some cool crafts and activities.