I’m Off To Whoville

Barbara Vey -- March 21st, 2008


Well, I’m off to visit Whoville today.  My grandkids are coming to town (first visit to my house in 2 years).  They live out of state, so it’s always been easier for me to go there.  But they will be spending the night and this is one excited Nana.  

But, back to Whoville.  Horton Hears a Who! is the must see movie of spring break.  With Jim Carrey, Steve Carell and Carol Burnett lending their voices, I’m expecting great things.  Throw in buttered popcorn, soda, Twizzlers and Milk Duds, it becomes an event of major proportions.  Of course, I could sit between Alex 7, and Lydia, 5 and have the worst movie ever made playing and still enjoy my time with them.  

I’ve always been a huge Dr. Seuss fan.  My kids had all the books and they loved when I read them fast (which wasn’t always easy with those crazy made up words).  But wasn’t that the fun of it?  Made up words that defied definition.  Crazy situations and crazy characters.  Imagination run amuck.  And how many of us can immediately fall into the, "One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish…" recital?


Do you have a favorite Dr. Seuss book?  Are there certain sayings you just can’t get out of your head?  Did your kids make you read them over and over again?  What’s their staying power?  Have you seen Horton (don’t tell me the ending)?

Bottom Line:  Yesterday was the first day of spring, so of course, we have a snowstorm going on here in Wisconsin and expecting 12-15 inches of snow!  That’s it…I’m moving to Whoville.

47 thoughts on “I’m Off To Whoville

  1. Jennifer LaBrecque

    Fox in Socks is my favorite. My daughter used to love for me to read it — because it inevitably tripped me up. It was like a contest to see how fast I could read it without verbally stumbling. Have a GREAT time with your grandkids. sounds like fun…well, 12-15 inches of snow doesn’t sound like fun, but you know….

  2. Shari Anton

    “Taking the grandsons” is my excuse for going to Whoville :) . Sure, they can come along, but they’d better behave because I want to see this movie. It’s a wonderful story, and how lovely to hear Carol Burnett doing the kangaroo! The boys will be on vacation all next week, so plenty of time to go after all of today’s silly Snow Melts.

  3. mary s

    Great blog Barb!! My favorite Seuss book was one about aging & going to doctors! I’ll look up the name the next time I’m over at my parents’ house since I gave it to them as a joke present! Not so funny now since it’s come true! But at least Dr. Seuss helps us laugh about it! Of course another good one is “And to think that I heard it on Mulberry Street” or something like that…

  4. Dina

    Unreal about this snow! I get the day off for Easter and then I can’t do anything fun, except sholvel snow, uuggghhh. Have fun with the grandkids!!

  5. MG Braden

    I need to take my kids to this. I think they will really enjoy it. Although, Cat in the Hat (the movie) freaked my son out when he was younger. This one is supposed to be more kid oriented. LOL Green Eggs and Ham is my favourite book. “Would you? Could you? In a car? Eat them, Eat them – here they are!”

  6. Edie Ramer

    “The Places You Will Go.” It’s the perfect graduation present. For any age. I’ll be going with my grandson next Wednesday. A friend saw the movie already and raved about it. But I’m guessing you and the kids are stuck in the house instead of seeing the show. It looks bad out there.

  7. Rowena Cherry

    Timely, Barbara! I think it is a few days since St. Patrick’s Day. Time does fly when the tax returns are due, and the editor wants extra love scenes written. I recall Dr Seuss’s Green eggs and Ham. Or was it Green Ham and Eggs? My friends on authorisland.com were swapping Green recipes on Monday. The Grinch is my favorite.

  8. Judith Rochelle

    My kids grew up with Dr. Seuss. They thought Whoville was a real place and wanted to move there. Now that they’re older and have kids of their own, they REALLY would rather live in Whoville.

  9. Judith Rochelle

    My kids grew up with Dr. Seuss. They thought Whoville was a real place and wanted to move there. Now that they’re older and have kids of their own, they REALLY would rather live in Whoville.

  10. CHRISTINE

    I remember my elementary school library and all the Seuss books were on the bottom shelf so us kindergarteners could reach them easily. I started off with “The Cat in the Hat.” I still have my copy of a lesser Suess called “Happy Birthday to Me!” that is a birthday ritual many (many) years later.

  11. Susan

    I loved all the Seuss books, but my sister was fixated on Horton Hatches an Egg. She loved the pictures of the huge elephant perching on a tiny egg. The rest of us, including the youngest sister who didn’t even talk yet, were so sick of Horton… we wore out the library copy because Mom had to check it out so often… she finally was forced to buy a copy… and still my sister had to hear that same book every night for the next two years!

  12. Jody

    I’m with you Barb, Whoville, looks pretty good considering the 16 inches of new snow on my deck. Boy this has been a horrible winter, no new frilly dress for Easter Sunday, just sweaters and long underwear. As to Dr. S. well after years of St. Patty’s Day with Green Eggs and Ham, I think that one is a favorite in this household. Enjoy your time with the wee ones.

  13. Liza

    “Green Eggs and Ham” was the first Dr. Seuess book I ever read. I think I own every book he ever wrote. “The Lorax” is my second favorite Dr. S. book and my favorite movie of all.

  14. Liza

    “Green Eggs and Ham” was the first Dr. Seuess book I ever read. I think I own every book he ever wrote. “The Lorax” is my second favorite Dr. S. book and my favorite movie of all.

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