The text go an and on and on and lead no where and my stomach twists in knots when I have to read the rot.
My case in point:
Did you ever ride a Wump?
We have a Wump
with just one hump.
we know a man
called Mr. Gump.
Mr. Gump has a seven hump Wump.
if you like to go Bump! Bump!
Just jump on the hump of the Wump of Gump
Seriously Seuss? What were you thinking?
His 44 books follow exactly the same pattern. All have bright silly pictures, easy rhymes that are repetitious, pointless and obscure and all have snarly-faced crazy creatures. In my opinion the illustrations far out weigh the words or lack of words in the books.
In generally my kids have a good imagination. I remember when they were young and they'd read and re-read the text and tell me that the words were 'rubbish' and they're right.
Here are just a few...
I have taught children who have struggled to read because of these words. Their parents would list a Dr Seuss book as a 'home' reader and in the comment column write that "X" struggled with this book because of the words. Seuss' words AREN'T WORDS!. They're nonsense made up of syllables to make everything rhyme. The grammar is skewed to fit the rhymes. How does that help a child learn?
Why have our children been made to worship a man who wrote absolute garbage?
Not at our house. No way! NEVER!