Monday, September 8, 2008

Dr Seuss! Dr Seuss!***

Oh, the thinks you can think!

You can
think up
some birds.
That's what you can do.
You can think about yellow
or think about blue...

You can think about red.
You can think about pink.
You can think up a horse.
Oh, the THINKS you can think!

Oh, the THINKS
you can think up
if only you try!

If you try try,
you can think up
a GUFF going by.

And you don’t have to stop.
You can think about SCHLOPP.
Schlopp. Schlopp. Beautiful schlopp.
Beautiful schlopp
with a cherry on top.

You can think about gloves.
You can think about SNUVS.

You can think a long time
about snuvs and their gloves.

You can think about
Kitty O’Sullivan Krauss
in her big balloon swimming pool
over her house.

Think of black water.
Think up a white sky.
Think up a boat.
Think of BLOOGS blowing by.

You can think about Night,
a night in Na-Nupp.
The birds are asleep
and the three moons are up.

You can think about Day,
a day in Da-Dake.
The water is blue
and the birds are awake.

Think! Think and wonder.
Wonder and think.
How much water
can fifty-five elephants drink?

You can wonder . . .

How long
is the tail
of a ZONG?

There are so many THINKS
that a Thinker can think!

Would you dare
yank a tooth
of the

what would
you do
you met

Oh, the THINKS
you can think!

Think of
Peter the Postman
who crosses the ice
once every day –
and on Saturdays, twice.

THINK! You can think
that you wish . . .

a race
on a horse
on a ball
with a fish!

Think of Light.
Think of Bright.
Think of
Stairs in the Night.

Think a ship.
Think up a long trip.
Go visit the VIPPER.,
the Vipper of Vipp.

And left!
Think of Left!

And think about BEFT.
Why is it that beft
always go to the left?

And why is it
so many things
go to the Right?
You can think about THAT
until Saturday night.

Think left and think right
and think low and think high.

Oh, the THINKS you can think up if only you try!

Time to brush off the cobwebs from those Dr Seuss hats, and think! I was going to do a post about thought, the process, and how fun it is, and more, but Dr. Seuss says it so much better!

So, naturally, today's site has to be Seussville, run by Random House. Very Seussian in design, but the games were disappointing. Only four online games, and pretty much mundane ones at that, like the Cat in the Hat one in which you have to remember the sequence of the phrases used, or the memory game below. One expects something rather - well, Seussian - from these people! But then, Dr. Seuss himself is no more, so his Thinks have probably gone with him. There are no games for the toddler/preschooler group unless they play the memory game.

On the plus side, there are other links which are useful, like the story maker, or the quote delivery link, or the links which lead you to places you can shop for Seuss related paraphernalia like clothing or accessories! A site to use when you have a Dr. Seuss based project going on, or when you are reading these books in school.

The url -
If this doesn't work, try searching for seussville directly :)

P.S. I didn't have the whole think poem with me, so have quoted it from this page at

P.P.S. Another Seuss poem worth sharing is the 'Oh, the places you'll go!'
...So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life's
a Great Balancing Act
And will you succees?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guranteed.)

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