Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 2:55

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss: What was Your Favorite Book by him? #LadyFi

Being able to read to my children, being able to rhyme with my children, teaching them new things, making them understand what this man was writing about. And most of them were hilarious. And I know that there are some that they say kids shouldn't read, but you know what? I'm very grateful for him. Horton. Here's a who man that plays so long in my house. Not just the book, but with the movie itself. My kids never let that know

#DrSeuss #Reading #Learning #TheCatInTheHat #OneFish2Fish #GreenEggsAndHam #HappyBirthdayDrSeuss

Kitha Larie
@chitchatwithkk · 1:32
You know, this is a cute little topic. And I was a fan of Dr. Seuss. I still am. And when my daughter was younger, I remember they had, like, the set that you can buy. And so I have a lot of the books. They're actually in storage, but they had the books, and I think they still do now till they're really thick and they have a lot of historians in there. So I really do like Dr. Seuss
D. Michelle
@theneekedtruth · 0:15
My favorites were the cat in the hat. Courtney is a who? Green eggs and ham, how the grinch stole Christmas. And the cat in the hat comes back. I love those
Swell Team
@Swell · 0:15

Welcome to Swell!

Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 1:46


Thank you so much, KK. You know, I have a tote full, a big old tote, too, full of books that I used to read to my kids. A couple of totes and a closet full of books. The golden books, Dr. Seuss books, dick and Jane books. I'm telling you, Judy Bloom books. Just big hair. I don't care. Just so many different books that I used to read to my kids
Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 0:53


And that's what I did for my kids. We burned up our library card, you know what I'm saying? Like, we were always there, so I'm really grateful. It just brings back good memories. And I love your choices because those are all classics. You know what makes me want to read one right now? It. Yep. Just right now
Cheyonia Wade
@Chey · 1:00
Dr. Seuss was like, top tier reading when we was little. My favorite is actually the green eggs and ham. And it's so funny, last Christmas I was thinking, like, oh, I could do green eggs for Christmas breakfast and things. They didn't turn out the way that I planned, but it is definitely an idea that I have now, and I'm going to utilize them. And I don't even know why I didn't think of that sooner
Isoellen Writes
@Isoellen · 4:12

#childrensbooks #books

So thank you so much for reminding, for the way you shared this, for this conversation, for all the parents chiming in. I love that. I love that. I love hearing how we just can. This is a universal topic that we all have positive encounters with. And that's amazing, too. Doesn't matter where you are in the country, parents and people like me from remembering from their own childhood and remembering reading it to my kids I love children's books
Glenn Mann
@GlennPriceMann · 0:55
It's about a newly hatched bird whose mother isn't around when he's hatched, so he's searching for his mother. So he's asking all these other animals and things, are you my mother? And it's really funny and sweet and I absolutely just love that as a kid. I've read it so many times. So my favorite Dr. Seuss book is a book that Dr. Seuss actually didn't write, but he was responsible for his creation. And that is, are you my mother
Isoellen Writes
@Isoellen · 0:12


The snort. Reading the snort part to my kids. I love that part. I'd be like, snort? It was just fabulous. Thank you for that memory
Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 0:57


I cannot because they brought me a smile. And I hope to God that they bring them a smile, too. So thank you for sharing your favorite green eggs and ham
Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 2:48


No, no, we're not planting those ideas. But anyway, I have enjoyed Dr. Seuss all of my kids'life. And yes, my kids are amazing, amazing and vivacious readers. They love to read. They have a good sense of humor, a good sense of life. And I believe that's because they read so much and we saw so much. Like I said, there are several books that I have enjoyed my whole entire life with them
Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 0:48


Isn't that something? Isn't that something that one of the most popular books that were written wasn't written by him? Are you my mother? It was associated with him because of his editing. But so many children, so many parents enjoyed that book by P. D. Eastman. And I'm so glad you mentioned that. And somebody else on here mentioned that, too. Are you my mother? That they enjoyed that? And see, that's what I'm talking about
Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 0:44


Ah. I just laughed so hard when you did that snort. Oh, my gosh. See, this is what I'm talking about. The inventiveness of parents to enunciate, to bring the stories to life to our children. You know, the colorful pages and the turn by turn, and them sitting on our laps or sitting, you know, indian style in front of us while we were reading
J.L. Beasley
@Her_Sisu · 3:07
Hey, you know, these are some good books that you and everyone else are sharing. There is one book I didn't hear of until now, so I'll have to find some way to check it out. I love all of the Dr. Seuss books. My mom was a preschool teacher for years, and I was, of course, her classroom helper, not because I was her classroom helper. My parents couldn't afford after school care, so she picked me up from school
Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 1:34


When he looks at that book in the future, he's really going to see something. On his worst days, he's going to be able to reflect in this book and say, look, they believed in me. They loved me. They liked me. They liked this about me. She said that about me, so it must be true. And it'll be able to propel him, not just push him, but propel him forward. So I love it. I love it
LaShekia Chatman
@Sheika_MC · 0:47
He brought in thing one and thing two. Ain't nobody invites thing one and thing two and then just always had that one character, but that was the one my sister or not, didn't
Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 1:05


They're like, they won't open their mouth for nothing. No matter what you do, they don't want it, so. I love it. I love that you loved green eggs and ham. I loved that you commented at all. That was so cute. I laughed so hard when you said that, that he was always being naughty. I'm sorry that it gave you anxiety for the rest of books, but, yeah, he was always up to something
Isoellen Writes
@Isoellen · 0:55


I want to thank you for this whole Dr. Seuss thread. And the other one that you started, well, swells, the one where you read the quote and also the incredible inspiration of having the all the places you will go book. Oh, my goodness. And signed by. Wow, this really makes me want to do an adult children's book flashbacks. Well, I mean, maybe we should read your favorite children's book as a prompt
Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 0:59


Thank you so much. And, you know, Chey do have the capability here of initiating your own prompts. So that would be great if you could tell Deborah parties, P-A-R-D-E-S about that particular prompt. That would be wonderful, because I would love to read children's books. I try to read them around Christmas time, but that would be wonderful. And thank you so much for saying that. This was such a wonderful swell. I enjoyed it