The prompt for T3 – Favorite Childhood Read –
Had me thinking and blinking,
Oh, what shall it be?
I quite liked the mysteries of Mary C. Jane,
Curious George was a fave, but maybe inane.
Nancy Drew, Bobbsey Twins, Hardy Boys all compete,
But one book was always my favorite treat.
The book that I knew that I just had to do
For T3 was The Sneetches and Other Stories, too.
There were Sneetches and stars and Mrs. McCave,
And Zax and Green Pants and twenty-three Daves,
There were morals and lessons I learned by osmosis,
And laughter that shook me right down to my toes-es.
Dr. Seuss was a genius with his rhymes and his hooks,
Kids are happy for hours while reading his books.
Pages worn and torn from reading and use,
My choice for T3 will be Dr. Seuss!
The story of the Sneetches tells us about the snobby star-bellied Sneetches who had bellies with stars, and the plain-bellied Sneetches who had none upon thars.
So I'm being a star-bellied Sneetch, using a Christmas ornament for my star, and showing it off proudly!
The plain-bellied Sneetches always felt like second-class citizens, until a stranger came to town and offered to give them stars on their bellies. Well, the star-bellied Sneetches didn't like that, so they decided to have their stars taken off, and that would be the best style! Eventually no one could remember who really had stars and who didn't, and they all learned to get along and be happy the way they were.
See, a lesson I learned by osmosis.
The Sneetches were all yellow with green stars, so I'm wearing yellow jeans (with paler yellow zipper!) and shoes, thrifted, and the green top is part of a twin set and matches the cardi you saw last week here.
Come over and join the T3 book club at My Closet Catalogue and A Bibliophile's Style!