Monday, January 11, 2010

My Parade-of-Parades

"So hurry! Step lively! Quick, ladies and gents! And get in to your seats in my Tent-of-all Tents! My Parade-of-Parades is about to commence!" - Dr. Seuss

I've been busy helping my husband prepare a PowerPoint show for an upcoming presentation and neglecting my blog. Sorry about the lack of posting. More reviews soon, I promise. Hi to all those stopping by for the kidlit comment challenge. Welcome to the Brimful circus and thanks for the comments!

Sometimes procrastination pays. Up until today, we did not have a 2010 calendar. (No free ones for us this year!) But, I stopped by Walgreens and found a perfectly perfect, colorful and wacky Dr. Seuss calendar on sale. Super bargain at $2.50. Only, now I'm slightly annoyed by my new calendar. Each month includes an illustration and corresponding quote from a Seuss book, but the book titles aren't identified anywhere. One mystery per month for us to solve! The kids and I haven't made it through all the Dr. Seuss books yet, and I'm afraid my Seuss knowledge isn't what it should be. I've managed to match several months with the appropriate book title, but September has me stumped. Anyone know where the above quote is from?

**UPDATE- Thanks to Katie at read what you know, the mystery book has been identified as If I Ran the Circus. She even let us know that the quote is from page 28! It's verified.

I thought some of you might like a mind stretcher, so I've included the quotes from each month. How well do you know your Dr. Seuss books?

JANUARY - "As you see, we have here in the heart of our nation The Official Katroo Birthday Pet Reservation."
FEBRUARY - "From the sun in the summer. From rain when it's fall-ish. I'm going to protect them. No matter how small-ish!"
MARCH - "Do you like green eggs and ham? I do not like them. Sam-I-am. I do not like green eggs and ham."
APRIL - "We were all knitting Thneeds, Just as busy as bees, to the sounds of the chopping of Truffula Trees."
MAY - "But the YEPS on the STEPS -- They're great fun to have around."
JUNE - "And will you succeed? Yes! you will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.) KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!"
JULY - "When the Star-Belly Sneetches had frankfurter roasts, Or picnics or parties or marshmallow toasts, They never invited invited the Plain-Belly Sneetches."
AUGUST - "Because, finally, he said: "This is really great stuff! And I guess the old alphabet 'ISN'T enough!'"
SEPTEMBER - "So hurry! Step lively! Quick, ladies and gents! And get in to your seats in my Tent-of-all Tents! My Parade-of-Parades is about to commence!"
OCTOBER - "There it was! With its glittering towers in the air! I'd made it! I'd done it! At last I was there!"
NOVEMBER - "Marvin K. Mooney! I don't care HOW. Marvin K. Mooney! Will you please GO NOW!"
DECEMBER - "It was quarter past dawn.... All the Whos, still a-bed, All the Whos, still a-snooze, When he packed up his sled."


Katie said...

I had a hunch and was correct -- it's "If I Ran the Circus" by Dr. Seuss! It's a quote from page 28.

(Yes, as a children's librarian, I needed to include the quote and also verify my hunch before passing it on to you. I've got the book in hand and an extensive Dr. Seuss collection at work if you have any more trouble with your awesome calendar!)

Glad to have popped on in today!

Ms. Anita said...

Hey! I guessed correctly... at least according to Katie (the first commenter here). :) I was going to suggest If I Ran the Circus, but I don't have a copy of the book. :)

Lynn said...

Somebody beat me to it! Admittedly I didn't know it either - I just googled it :)