Through the years, many parents have read the children's book The Cat in the Hat to their kids. Written by Theodore Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat is a lively and wonderful book to read to children. No only that, but also it helps teach children about right and wrong through fun and exciting characters. But many kids and parents alike are missing a piece of the puzzle. Not only is The Cat in the Hat a fun-to-read children's book, but it is also a play on the Freudian psyche.
Dr. Seuss did not only use his stories to influence and teach children to read, but he used them to encourage children to think critically about serious issues happening in the world around us. In hopes that the adults of the future become aware of their surroundings and correct the mistakes of today’s society. In Dr.Seussʻs children story, Through the events that occur within the story of The Lorax, Dr. Seuss attempts to inform children reading that if todayʻs society continues to put wants before the needs of the environment, the environment in result, will slowly begin to lose its meaning. The Lorax displays events of greed, industrialization, and the desperate need to protect and
Dr. Seuss is known for his phenomenal creatures, invented words, and rhymes that surpassed absurdity and became something beautiful. Before that, though, Theodor Geisel was nationally noted for his political cartoons during World War II that enticed the mind to do more than think, but to ask questions and crave knowledge and justice. Dr. Seuss was not just a whimsical alter-ego of Mr. Geisel by any means, however. Dr. Seuss allowed Geisel to communicate his message to a
Dr.Seuss did not only use his stories to influence and teach children to read, but he wanted to teach them to think critically about serious issues happening in the world around us. In Dr.Seussʻs children story, The Lorax displays events of greed, industrialization, and the desperate need to protect and care for our environment. The series of greedy events begin when the Onceler comes across a land filled with truffle trees, which he finds as an area to begin his business and use the trees as a source of money to transform into a clothing item he created, Thneads. Through the events that occur within the story of the Lorax, Dr.Seuss attempts to inform children reading that if we continue to put our wants before the needs of our
Dr. Seuss’s books enriched my understanding of children’s literature. Dr. Seuss thinking are also my thoughts. Children need to be able to put themselves in others shoes. Dr. Seuss teaches morals, values and by us living in a multicultural society it teaches different.
Although I am notorious for my terrible memory, I remember mornings spent with my Uncle Jay vividly. Swaying in a rocking chair, sitting on his lap, he would read Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham to me and occasionally slip me a sip of his black coffee, against my mother’s volition but very on-track with mine. “Dolly”, he’d say, and I’d always know what was coming next; “want to read The Lorax?”
Richard Robinson, the President and CEO of Scholastic Inc., the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, said that a great children’s text contains a simple and original idea, is written with humour and makes the world more interesting. Despite being published in 1928, A.A. Milne’s The House At Pooh Corner remains a highly effective children’s text. The text meets the criteria set out by Richard Robinson and it has been able to do so through its good uses of literary elements such as style, themes and characters. Some examples of this can be linked to the works of various developmental theorists such as Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky and Erik Erikson.
I found it hard to get mentally involved with books let alone interested. My relationship with books were as close as I was with people- distant and far away. Reading to me was torture and if any other teacher dares to pull out Green Eggs and Ham again to feed my “reading appetite” I'm going to barf. I’ll admit Green Eggs and Ham is a masterpiece conveying the basic emotions of human irritability and persistence all in one simplistic rhyme scheme is admirable but not passionately relatable. In fact, the book made me feel indifferent and causally annoyed after hearing the material recycled by teacher and students. I felt no emotional interest or bond to Sam’s or Dr. Seuss’s words. All the children's books were annoying and not even faintly interesting or relatable to me. As a result, I consumed mass media until one fateful poem led me to love reading and my own voice.
Written with similar purpose and by the same author, both The Cat in the Hat and The Lorax have a target audience of young children and employ relevant language and stylistic devices that allow the key theme of order and chaos to be portrayed to the younger audience. The most significant techniques used by Seuss in both The Cat in the Hat and The Lorax are rhythm and repetition, which emphasise the characters’ emotions. Thus, the younger audience can more easily
(pg. 554)”. The thesis reveals to the reader how books such as Harry Potter have evolved to such significant levels even though the stories these books tell are not real. In society these stories cause the youth to become critical thinkers trying to comprehend these extraordinary stories. Due to the publishing style, we are experiencing a period where majority of children's literature books are imagining yet not based on real life scenarios. However these stories are made to be real through advertisements, merchandise and toys that incites the children's wants.
My favorite stories from when I was young consisted of iconic characters such as The Cat in the Hat, Sam-I-Am who does not like green eggs and ham, the Grinch and his dog and many more. These characters are the basis of what shaped my childhood and my now love of reading. The man behind these fictional characters is Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. He had such a way with words that reached not only his target audience of children, but became a phenomenon across the country with adults as well. Quickly, these tales of characters have captured the hearts of many people and will be passed along for many generations to come. Dr. Seuss keeps children entertained while also educating them through the messages he uses and the creativity he inspires.
There once was a man who inspired numerous people with the power of “the more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go, and he was right- Dr. Seuss. He has accomplished national recognition by leaving behind an inspiring legacy. His astonishing accomplishments have set a high role model for everyone. Dr. Seuss is considered a famous writer through works such as “Green Eggs and Ham” and “Oh the Places you go” that have impacted people for years. These whimsical, fantasy stories hold a dreamy nature, making them seem just an ordinary picture book, but contain compelling rhymes in it’s innovative plots. His compact, optimistic writings are unique
This article discusses the presence of talking animals in The Chronicles of Narnia as well as other works of literature. The author discusses this as one of the supposed differences between children and adult stories. The author also defines what he believes to be the definition of “simple” when talking about children’s literature. The article states that a lot of children’s literature can actually be more complex than adult literature, perhaps not in the use of sophisticated words but in the use of complex concepts and ideas.
Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known to generations of readers all over the world as "Dr. Seuss," is the American author of many popular children&#8217;s books. Dr. Seuss&#8217; "deft combination of easy words, swift rhymes and batty nonsense" (Horn 69) has convinced many children that reading does not have to be a boring chore, but instead can be fun and entertaining. Amidst these wacky drawings of zany characters spouting off crazy rhetoric, there is much hidden symbolism. Many of Dr. Seuss&#8217; works contain political, social, and moral messages.
As uttered by Albert Einstein, ‘Art is the expression of the most profound thoughts in the simplest way’. For decades, literary criticism has essentially ‘shunned’ the unassuming and humble picture book on the basis that it is somewhat jejune, and fixated upon a fallacious assertion that great popularity among readers is testimony to poor quality. This rather elitist idea is further amplified by a recurrent belief that if children 's novels are enjoyable then they simply cannot be good for children. Whoever would have thought that ‘having fun’ could cause such a commotion? Furthermore, why, in the critical sphere is fun so synonymous with immaturity and buffoonery? As human beings we share innate universals including emotional cognizance, the desire for human connection, and most importantly: the need for pleasure, exploration and play. The fantastical is a natural part of the intellectual patrimony of humankind as instinctively, we try to comprehend existential matters, especially those concerning the human condition. The fantasy genre involves a different way of apprehending existence, and ‘like feelings and emotions, imagination is one of those prickly topics with a history of exclusion from the realm of the cognitive.’ In acknowledgement of the critical power of fantasy and the picture book, this essay explores the exotic affordances of children’s literature, emphasising its power to enhance the child’s intellectual and emotional development. With explicit reference