Saturday, March 2, 2013

Dr. Seuss Blog Hop

It's Dr. Seuss Day!

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss! We are so happy you dropped by to celebrate his birthday with us. He was a wonderful highly revered children’s author who many of us learned to read by. The quote below is taken from a Wikipedia entry about his life. I myself (Teresa)  am so thrilled to have had the privilege to teach about him during my years as a school teacher.

“In May 1954, Life magazine published a report on illiteracy among school children, which concluded that children were not learning to read because their books were boring. Accordingly, William Ellsworth Spaulding, the director of the education division at Houghton Mifflin who later became its Chairman, compiled a list of 348 words he felt were important for first-graders to recognize and asked Geisel to cut the list to 250 words and write a book using only those words.[33] Spaulding challenged Geisel to "bring back a book children can't put down." [34] Nine months later, Geisel, using 236 of the words given to him, completed The Cat in the Hat. It retained the drawing style, verse rhythms, and all the imaginative power of Geisel's earlier works, but because of its simplified vocabulary, it could be read by beginning readers. The Cat in the Hat and subsequent books written for young children achieved significant international success and they remain very popular today. In 2009 Green Eggs and Ham sold 540,366 copies, The Cat in the Hat sold 452,258 copies, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960) sold 409,068 copies—outselling the majority of newly published children's books.[35]

For our hop we have several wonderful projects for you to enjoy. We are starting here at Three Scrappy Gals. If you have come from Teresa's Blog ( you are in the right place. If not please go to Three Scrappy Gals and start at the beginning you don’t want to miss any Seusstical creations.

Hey everybody! I hope you have enjoyed the projects so far. There are still some beautiful projects to come!
I decided to go a little out of the norm and use different colors, but I used a Dr. Seuss quote as inspiration:
Today You Are You,
That is Truer Then True.
 There is No One Alive
That is You're then You!

This is my boyfriend Ron. He is such an amazing man, but he is not afraid to fly his geek flag. That is one of the main reasons I love him so! 

Thanks for hopping with us today!!

We have some wonderful blog candy for you to win. Check the Three Scrappy Gals blog for the awesome prize! Winner will be drawn and announced on Tuesday March 5, 2013.

To be eligible for the drawing you must:
  1. Become a follower of each blog (if you aren’t already)
  2. Comment on each blog post
  3. Leave your contact information

Then hop on over to Angela's Blog to see what fantastic project she has today.

Here is the complete lineup should you need it:


  1. I am a New Follower! Love your LO and that quote is perfect! Have a fabulous Day and TFS

  2. What a lucky lady you are to have such a super person in your life!! Hold onto him forever!! Love the quote as well as the "footloose & fancy free" Greetings from Swakopmund Namibia AFRICA :-)

  3. Awesome layout. I love that quote and used it myself.

  4. very nice layout. Love the quote to!
    robinlcarroll at

  5. Super LO - I'm sure he'll like it! It's been fun hopping with you today!

  6. Great layout! Looks like your boyfriend is a great, fun loving, free spirited guy!

  7. Love the layout. Great quote.

  8. What a great page!

  9. love the colors you used... What an awesome Hop... In my family we have celebrated Dr. Seuss' Birthday every year with a little cake with a Cat In the Hat on Top... My youngest son just loves Dr. Seuss to no end...


  10. Love it as always...thanks so much for being in the hop and helping organize it!

  11. Great lo! I really like the quote you used for inspiration and the colors are really nice.

  12. Your quote is perfect! Great layout too by the way!
    Already a follower! YAY!
    Scrappy hugs,