HAWMC Day 23

Dr.Seuss Day! Write a post inspired by the famous children’s author Dr. Seuss known for his children’s books that used lots of made-up words and rhymes. Fun fact(s): 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.[17] Spaulding challenged Geisel to “bring back a book children can’t put down.” [18] Nine months later, Geisel, using 236 of the words given to him, completed The Cat in the Hat.

Now for today’s HAWMC you don’t have to write a whole children’s story – but write a post today using as many rhymes as you can. It can be a poem with end-rhymes or a paragraph with internal rhymes. If you need some help rhyming try this rhyming dictionary generator or this one.

What did you decide to write about?

6 thoughts on “HAWMC Day 23

  1. With apologies to Dr. Seuss:nhttp://reasonablywell-julia.blogspot.com/2011/04/dr-seuss-day.html

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