July 31 at 7pm: Dr. Seuss Spectacular

On July 31 at 7pm, join us for the Dr. Seuss Spectacular, a celebration of Theodor Seuss Geisel, known to the world as the beloved Dr. Seuss. And don’t forget to add some wisdom and humor to your life with these books, journals, and toys for Seussians of all ages. There’s fun to be done!

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, by Dr. Seuss
“Wherever you fly, you’ll be best of the best/Wherever you go, you will top all the rest/Except when you don’t/Because, sometimes, you won’t.”

Easily one of the top ten graduation speeches ever given (and the best ever illustrated), Oh, the Places You’ll Go talks about success, but, more importantly, it talks about failure, and how to deal with it. The book’s inspirational message and positive ending (“And will you succeed?/Yes! You will, indeed! [98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.]”) are made so much more meaningful because of Seuss’s realism. A perfect gift for graduates, but also a great book to have on the bookshelf for those days when you’re not the best of the best.

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Polypro Lined Spiral Journal 6.5″ x 8.5″
Sure, you could show up to your meeting with the exact same black leather notebook that everybody else has…or you could sport this colorful and inspirational notebook inspired by Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Taking notes will seem a lot more fun, and your daydreams are guaranteed to be at least 50 percent more inspiring.

Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Seuss
“I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.”

It’s hard to decide which of Dr. Seuss’s books is the most beloved, the most integrated into the popular imagination, but whichever it is, Green Eggs and Ham must be a contender. It’s one of Seuss’s “Beginner Books,” written in extremely simple vocabulary to help beginning readers learn, and contains only 50 different words. With its adorable illustrations and bright, engaging colors, this is a great book for anyone looking for rhymes to engage young minds.

The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss
“I know it is wet/and the sun is not sunny./But we can have/lots of good fun that is funny!”

The first of Seuss’s “Beginner Books,” The Cat in the Hat was born as a reaction to the boring reading primers of the time. Using just 236 words and introducing beloved characters like Thing 1 and Thing 2, it’s a great way to help children learn to read and have fun doing so.

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, by Dr. Seuss
“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.”

Another “Beginner Book,” One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish is about two children and their imaginative and delightful animal friends. A great book for igniting a child’s imagination—and even adults might find themselves swept up in the fun.

The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot/Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

This children’s book about the damage corporate greed and carelessness can do to the environment remains a classic today. It was Dr. Seuss’s favorite of his books, and rightfully so: it succeeds in tackling challenging political issues while still preserving the imaginative, delightful characters and witty, wild prose Seuss is known for. The Lorax was also adapted for film a few years ago, starring Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, and Ed Helms.

Fox in Socks, by Dr. Seuss
“When a fox is in the bottle where the tweetle beetles battle with their paddles in a puddle on a noodle-eating poodle, THIS is what they call…/…a tweetle beetle noodle poodle bottled paddled muddled duddled fuddled wuddled fox in socks, sir!”

A fox who loves tongue twisters and a Knox who thinks they’re far too complicated produce one very funny book. Pleasurable for both the beginning readers the book was written for and the adults who will probably have just as much difficulty with the tongue-twisting text, Fox in Socks is a hilarious addition to an early reader’s bookshelf.

Horton Hears a Who!, by Dr. Seuss
“A person’s a person no matter how small!”

This charming book about an elephant named Horton who vows to protect the tiny planet he finds living on a clover contains a very important, very simple message: people matter, no matter who they are. Adapted into a film in 2008, Horton Hears a Who! is a wonderful book that will make readers of all ages smile.

Dr. Seuss Horton Plush, Small
This adorable guy really embodies the kindhearted sweetness of the book. Pair the two together for a great shower or children’s birthday present…if you can stop cuddling him.

Dr. Seuss Medium Cat in Hat Plush
Here comes trouble: this sassy, stylish cat is ready to go home and get the party started. It’s a fact that reading is made at least 30 percent more fun if it’s done while hanging with an super cute stuffed animal.

Lorax Plush
This wise, whiskered Lorax will make reading fun and remind you to recycle—it’s a win/win! Soft and ready to snuggle, he’ll be an instant hit with the whole family.

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