Mine's gotta be One Fish Two Fish. I can remember being excited about learning to read that book in first grade. It must be the one I drove my parents crazy with, toting it around all the time and begging them to listen to me read. I fell in love with the magical poetry of:
Buster loved Hop on Pop in first grade; Fox in Sox is the one he drove me crazy with... always asking me to read it as fast as possible until I was spitting and tripping over my tongue. Why is it that I can remember so much of these books by heart? Must be that Geisel tapped into the soul of the English language and wrestled our archetypes into children's rhymes.
My hat is old
my teeth are gold
I have a bird
I like to hold
my shoe is off
my foot is cold
You know, of course, that Friday is March 2. Theodor S. Geisel's birthday (he's Dr. Seuss). And it's Read Across America Day celebrating the 50th birthday of The Cat in the Hat. Go send them a birthday card and help put more books into kid's hands.
And please, for the love of Pete, plan to read some Dr. Seuss books with a child or two! Leave me a comment with a quote from your favorite book. No peeking now, just from memory....
Happy Birthday to the Cat in the Hat
Geek take off on One Fish Two Fish
Ted Geisel Biography
Grinch song links
Seuss Parody Page - Spam-I-Am, If a Packet Hits a Pocket, Dr Seuss Meets Star Trek, all the good ones are here (not all G-rated).
Who's Who and What's What in the World of Dr. Seuss from Dartmouth (his Alma mater)