Every year I express thanks for this amazing author. It was this book which opened the doors to worlds I didn’t have a clue existed. I knew what a book was, I knew they had stories inside, I didn’t know how to get them out. I don’t know where this book came from. I remember I was 5 and in Kindergarten. I wanted to SEE what those words meant on the pages and decided I was going to learn to read it. So, I did. I may have learned to see it on Mulberry Street, but I didn’t stop there! That I can read, (even some languages I don’t speak!), write, and interpret sentences and paragraphs is all because of a desire to know put into the heart of a tiny girl living in a trailer park in Homer, Alaska by a brand new author.
Thank you, Theodore Geisel. For everything I needed to survive.