Merry Christmas from A Nice Place In The Sun.
(And, of course from Dr. Seuss.) Because I have a feeling if he were here, he would be grateful for an opportunity to put a smile on a child's face, just one more time.
'How The Grinch Stole Christmas', is a Christmas treasure that will be around for many generations. The story's fabulous assortment of characters was one of the first children books written in the twentieth century that shared the elements of of all well written stories, whether written for adults or children.
In fact, he is one of the reasons I am glad to have older siblings- ;) Otherwise, by the time I learned to read, I would have had to endure phrases like, "Run Jip Run!" well, perhaps that's not fair, those books were fine, I suppose- I'm sorry, Spot, or Jip or both...(Oh, and now I have a feeling I forgot someone else~)
Anyway, I remember some of the excitement surrounding Dr. Seuss' books; For teachers, parents, and children, it was like hearing the drops of fresh water pelt against dry dirt after a long drought.
Dr. Seuss' talent was a blessing we weren't expecting, and before we knew it, we were in love with his array of characters, (because he made us believe they were real,) regardless of their wacky appearances and tick-tock-sock-rock neurotic personalities, we loved every thing about them, and when you love a character, you're naturally drawn into their lives.
Dr. Seuss was an expert at hiding the "good stuff" behind metaphor, hence, as a result, he taught us so much about children, and children so much about life and themselves. In short, Dr. Seuss' place on this earth will forever be the Christmas gift that keeps giving...So, it seemed befitting to tell him Merry Christmas again, so Merry Christmas Dr. Seuss, Random House, my parents, and my teachers.
In addition, Merry Christmas to you, my readers and all of our children~ Have a great Christmas day!