Category Archives: Dr. Seuss

Start with rhymes

Start with rhymes By DAphne LeeAside from being easy on the ear, rhyming stories are also easy on the tongue although anyone who has grappled with Dr Seuss or Edward Lear’s deliciously madcap nonsense may beg to differ. My husband … Continue reading

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Dr. Seuss: Way past silliness

Dr. Seuss: Way past silliness Though he died in 1991, Seuss seems more popular than ever. ‘The Cat in the Hat’ is now a movie. Thanks to the publicity from the film, the book has returned to the New York … Continue reading

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Green eggs and subversion

Green eggs and subversion Dr. Seuss. Even his name is a mystery. We all know the characters he created: the Grinch (which he claimed was a self-portrait), Horton the Elephant, the Star-Belly Sneetches, the Whos and, of course, his most … Continue reading

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Kitty Litter

Kitty Litter At one point in ‘The Cat in the Hat,’ the Cat, played by Mike Myers, is mistaken for a pinata by a group of children at a birthday party. One by one, they line up to smack him, … Continue reading

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The Art of Dr. SeussTheodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel’s first children’s book, “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” was published in 1937; in the year 2000, nine years after his death, the ageless appeal of his whimsical … Continue reading

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O'Donnell to Don Cat's Hat

Casting Herself as ‘Seussical’ Savior, O’Donnell to Don Cat’s HatThrowing her considerable box-office muscle behind the critically maligned musical “Seussical,” Rosie O’Donnell, Broadway’s biggest booster, announced yesterday that she would take over a leading role in the show next month. … Continue reading

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The Cat! The Whos! The Places They Go!

‘Seussical: The Musical’: The Cat! The Whos! The Places They Go! Whoever the many chefs were, the finished product is a flavorless broth. The heightened brightness of all the ingredients � the eye- searing design palette, the dizzying lighting effects, … Continue reading

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