“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.” -- Dr. Seuss
Theodor Suess Geisel. Most of us know him better as Dr. Suess (yes, his middle name was Suess!) Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, The Sneeches – he vividly filled our young minds and encouraged our expanding imaginations with his literary works. Who ever did not long to "dare yank a tooth from the Rink Rinker Fink?" Can you even picture your childhood without the sing-song story of One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish? I certainly cannot; nor will my son. How fortunate we are to have been impacted by the unique silliness of his stories.
In honor of Mr. Geisel and his lifetime of artistic work, the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago is featuring a temporary exhibit, “Dr. Suess and the Art of Invention.” From now until January 8, 2012, you and your family can view the entire life history of Dr. Suess in this kidfriendly exhibit through timelines, sculpture, paintings and drawings. Once inside, your children can participate in hands-on learning through word games, building toys and feeling “Oobleck.” Also included in the exhibit are movie props from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and prints from “The Secret Art of Dr. Suess.” Tickets are $5.00 for adults and seniors and $2.00 for children 3-11. Though, if you have a museum membership, the tickets are included at no cost. So, be sure to take advantage of free learning!
As if Dr. Suess, himself, isn’t amazing enough, we have a locally invested interest in him. As coincidence would have it, our children’s librarian's name is Miss Geisel. Yep! She’s related to him somewhere down the genealogical line. Every year, in March, she holds a celebration at the library for Ted's birthday. Just a little FYI, March 2, 2010 would have been his 108th birthday...and will be the release of "The Lorax" in 3D. We can't wait!
"I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues." --The Lorax, 1972
Toni Snearly is a Northwest Indiana mom who blogs about food and natural living at Food.(Just Sayin’) and occasionally dabbles in her former frugal blog, The Shopping Adventures of Cheapo McFrugalpants.Commenting is not available in this channel entry.