1. Perseverance: And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street was rejected by at least 20 publishers. Dr. Seuss never won the Newberry or Caldecott Medal, the two prestigious children’s literature awards. He wrote despite his long battle with cancer and was working on four books when he died.
2. Playfulnees: He made sense of nonsense in a way that sparked our imaginations and laughter.
3. Tolerance and Love: Yes, Dr. Seuss shared his unique perspective on these subjects.
“We are all a little weird and life is a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
-Jillian who needs to get back to work,
because as Dr. Seuss said, “Everything stinks till it’s finished.”
P.S. For those of you who’ve finished your work or want to unleash your inner Seussness, here are two fun links.
Words Made Up by Dr. Seuss
Nonsense Word Generator