When I was a tot, just learning to read,
My father said, "Kid, this is just what you need."
He gave me a book about kids and a cat
And a couple of Things that were stashed in a hat.
That cat was so wild, he wrecked the kids' house!
He behaved like a pig! He behaved like a louse!
But Thing 1 and Thing 2 made it all go away:
No more mess, no more clutter. Those Things saved the day!
I said to my dad when he finished the read,
"That's my favorite book ever!" Daddy agreed.
And now that I'm grown, my dad reads to my sons
Those stories of cats, kids, and Things, every one.
There are Grinches and Whos, there are Wockets and Wugs,
Everything you'd imagine from Ziggles to Zugs.
And those tales make them giggle, they thrill my boys so
That it makes my heart burst, I'll just have you know.
Dr. Seuss had a birthday this Wednesday, you see;
It deserves celebration, I think you'll agree.
So grab a nice blanket, some kids, a warm drink,
And read Dr. Seuss - you'll like him, I think.