Happy 100th Birthday Dr. Seuss

Remember The Lorax
Who speaks for the trees?
The Wocket in my Pocket,
And Mulberry Street?

Or big hearted Thidwick,
Sipping pink ink,
Green Eggs and Ham,
The Thinks you can Think?

One Fish, Two fish,
Red fish and blue,
If I Ran the Circus,
If I Ran the Zoo?

Solla Sollew trouble,
VOOM for cleaning up,
If I Ran the Rainforest,
Fish in a cup?

McElligott’s Pool,
King Looie Katz,
Too Many Daves,
Gertrude McFuzz?

If I had Duck Feet,
Chief Yookeroo,
Scared of empty pants,
Brown Bar-ba-loots?

Jake the Snake, and Slow Joe Crow,
Fuddnudler Brothers,
Jill-ikka-Jast, and Jo-Jo?

Nazzim of Bazzim,
Shade-Roosting Quail,
The Zax, and Glunk,
And Simon Sneath the snail?

Clark in the park,
Foo-Foo the Snoo,
Scrambled Eggs Super,
Hopp-Soup-Snoop Group?

The First of Octember,
Mr. Brown Can Moo,
Yertle the Turtle,
Thing 1 and Thing 2?

Willy Waterloo,
Kitty O’Sullivan Krauss,
Little Cindy-Lou?

Aunt Annie’s Alligator,
Fun from A to Z,
To Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz,
As you can plainly see?

The Eye Book,
The Tooth Book,
The Sleep book,
The Foot Book?

Daisy-Head Mayzie,
Milk this kind of cow,
Marvin K Mooney,
Will You Please Go Now?

Sneetches on Beaches,
Stars on thars,
Hunches in Bunches,
Funny looking cars?

Dr. Smoot, Dr. Spreckles,
Dr. Blinn, Dr. Drew,
Dr. Derring’s Singing Herrings,
Dr. Fonz, and Dr. McGrew?

Fox in Socks,
Hop on Pop,
Wacky Wednesday,
Ten Apples up on Top?

Battle in a bottle,
Bartholemew Cubbins’ hats,
Horton, the Grinch,
And that wonderful cat?

Oh me oh my,
Oh me oh my,
To think that
100 years have gone by.

You touched the child in us all,
Made being silly ok,
Inspired so many to read,
Added laughter to our days.

And so on this, your birthday,
Dear Dr. Seuss,
For all the nonsensical fun,
A heartfelt thank you!

5 responses to “Happy 100th Birthday Dr. Seuss”

  1. John Dowdell Avatar
    John Dowdell

    This is a little strange, but I think it gives me additional insight into your personality, Mr. Forta…. 😉

  2. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    Uh, thanks JD.
    It was actually lots of fun to write. I know that some may raise their eyebrows when realizing that I was able to write all of that without a single Dr. Seuss book in front of me, but I have a good excuse … I have 7 kids, I learned it all from them. Really.
    Not buying that, huh? 🙂

  3. Igtats Avatar

    One of his most popular books, Green Eggs and Ham, was the result of a bet that he could not write a book using only 50 words.
    These are, in order of appearance: I am Sam; that; do not like; you green eggs and ham; them; would here or there; anywhere; in a house with mouse; eat box fox; car they; could; may will see tree; let me be; train on; say the dark; rain; goat; boat; so try may; if; good; thank.

  4. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    It’s a thing of beauty Igtats. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Penina Avatar

    I have a talented father!

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