Many Dr Seuss books have been turned into animated cartoons, mostly to good effect; Green Eggs and Ham and The Lorax are two of my favourite cartoon adaptations of Dr Seuss books.

Dr Seuss fans will also be aware of the more recent movie adaptations of The Grinch, The Cat in the Hat and Horton Hears a Who, although many will cringe upon reading the names of those movies. For my part, I quite enjoy The Grinch, starring Jim Carrey, but the other two are horrible movies in my opinion.

It is with trepidation that many Dr Seuss fans will discover that a 3D animated version of The Lorax is due to be released in 2012.

The Lorax was made into a cartoon in 1972 (watch it here: Lorax Video) and, with input by Dr Seuss himself, it is a very good adaptation; can Hollywood do any better? I doubt it quite frankly. However, Dr Seuss's widow is involved in the production of the new Lorax movie, so she should enure some integrity and hopefully a movie far better than any of the other Dr Seuss based movies will result.

Dr Seuss fans can only wait and hope that another Seuss favourite is not spoilt.
In the past I had a real job, one where I had to where a suit and tie. This attire never suited me and I certainly never felt comfortable in it; I did my best to throw off some off this stuffy image and register my disgust at how I had to dress by wearing novelty ties.

Recently I found a novelty tie that I wish that I had been able to wear: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Novelty Tie.

Based on the Dr Seuss book of the same name, this tie features all the fish from the cover illustration in striking colours on a dark blue background; this is just the sort of thing I could have got away with wearing at work.

I have put together a (small) collection of Dr Seuss ties on this page: Dr Seuss Novelty Ties.
Virent Ova! Virent Perna! is otherwise known as Green Eggs and Ham in Latin.

Whilst Green Eggs and Ham is certainly a lot more than just a fun book, it is funny to see it appear in such a scholarly language in Latin, which, of course, is no longer spoken by anyone as a first language.

I imagine that Virent Ova! Virent Perna! would make an interesting and amusing interlude for any youngsters at a school where Latin is still taught.

For the non Latin-learners amongst us we will have to do with the original English version of Green Eggs and Ham, or, take a look at one of the other translations of the book which include Spanish, French and Hebrew: Green Eggs and Ham in 8 Languages.
For those lovers of Green Eggs and Ham I have placed this high quality version of the animated cartoon here for you to watch. This is a really fun, musical, version of the story. I hope you enjoy it.

If you want to watch more Green Eggs and Ham themed Videos take a look here: Green Eggs and Ham Video Clips.
Fans of The Lorax will know that the Bar-ba-Loots are bear-like creatures that live in the Truffula tree forest until they are forced to leave when the Once-ler cuts down all the trees.

On The Lorax project website there is a simple activity for youngsters where they can colour a Bar-ba-Loot scene using clicks of the mouse.

I coloured my Bar-ba-Loots some pretty silly colours as you can see. Take a look and do a better job than I did.
Sneetches Are Sneetches Dr Seuss T Shirt
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The Sneetches is one of my favourite Dr Seuss books. I love the silly Sneetches with their disharmonious society and daft beach parties. What I really like about the story is that after being ripped off by Sylvester McMonkey McBean for all they are worth, The Sneetches overcome their problems and create a happy community; and throughout the whole book they do all of this with a stupid look of glee on their faces.

This Dr Seuss T Shirt is decorated with two Sneetches; a Star-belly Sneetch with his snoot in the air and a downcast Sneetch with no star. The caption reads, "Sneetches are Sneetches whatever their features" and this t-shirt comes in a variety of sizes and cuts to suit the wearer.

Dr Seuss fans looking for more t shirts based on his characters should take a look here: Dr Seuss T Shirts.
It is only fitting that the first post on this blog is about the official Dr Seuss website:
This superb website is full of the wonderful, colourful characters of Dr Seuss and has a number of simple games based on his books for children to play.

Seussville also contains biographical information about Dr Seuss, news about related events and a store packed with fun Dr Seuss stuff.

If you have any interest in Dr Seuss at all, take a look at where you are sure to find something to make you smile.
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