Even advanced concepts, like organized labor, show up in children’s literature. Justin Wolfers, a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, cited “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type” by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin, a book about cows that withhold milk from a farmer until he provides electric blankets. Mr. Wolfers read the book to his 1-year-old daughter, Matilda, during the Wisconsin protests against Gov. Scott Walker’s attack on union rights.
I thought that was cute.
I recommend. Very interesting article.
Although - something seems off about it, especially the Lorax part. I think that particular economist just misses the point of The Lorax altogether. I always thought that the story questioned ideas of capitalism and the entire notion of property/land ownership.
— Random House to Publish Lost Dr. Seuss Stories | Publishers Weekly
- SO NERDY, SO FUNNY: Dr. Seuss Superhero Mashups
- very interesting: 10 Things You May Not Have Known About Dr. Seuss And His Books
- iiii WANT: Dr. Seuss Chuck Taylors
- like Better Book Titles: What Dr. Seuss Books Were Really About
- And, I’ve blogged this one before, but for the sake of completion: Star Wars by Dr. Seuss
I always get a weird look whenever I tell people that Dr. Seuss is my favorite painter - but his little known “fine art” is really, really fantastic! Check out his “Secret Art” collection, read some background on his non-illustrative art, and check out this nifty window into The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss, which has a foreword by Maurice Sendak.
originally posted by me (on a snow day!) at http://denisonchildrenslit.blogspot.com/2011/02/seuss-snow-day-surprise.html