I (heart) Dr. Seuss

We had a conversation around the supper table the other night about who our favourite authors are. I was pleased that all 3 of our kids had authors they regularaly looked for in the library and that they knew their names and where to find them. I consider it an enormous blessing that all 3 kids are readers!! I have a few favourites too - depending on what I'm in the mood for. Francine Rivers is still one of my all-time favourite Christian authors. James Patterson & Jeffrey Deaver for suspense/crime. Nicholas Sparks for a sappy love story. And always - for as long as I can remember, I've loved Dr. Seuss. I love the lyrical writing, the deeper hidden messages (the Horton books in particular), I love all of it.

I just found this short story/poem by Dr. Seuss that I didn't know existed....and I laughed out loud the first time (and second and third time) I read it....thought I'd share, especially now just in the wake of Mother's Day. Enjoy:

Too Many Daves (by Dr. Seuss)

Did I ever tell you that Mrs. McCave
Had twenty-three sons, and she named them all Dave?

Well, she did. And that wasn't a smart thing to do.
You see, when she wants one, and calls out "Yoo-Hoo!
Come into the house, Dave!" she doesn't get one.
All twenty-three Daves of hers come on the run!

This makes things quite difficult at the McCaves'
As you can imagine, with so many Daves.
And often she wishes that, when they were born,
She had named one of them Bodkin Van Horn.
And one of them Hoos-Foos. And one of them Snimm.
And one of them Hot-Shot. And one Sunny Jim.
Another one Putt-Putt. Another one Moon Face.
Another one Marvin O'Gravel Balloon Face.
And one of them Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate...

But she didn't do it. And now it's too late.


Monica said...

That is too cute!

I will have to check out Jeffrey Deaver.

The Biehns said...

LOVE it!!..and your sense of humour...miss u!