This was the first set we got for her. It's a collection of 6 hardcover books@ RM49.90 with an additional 15% discount. We wanted to get another box set after that, but we found out that even the paperback version (also 6 books in a box set) was already RM99.90. We finally realised there was a pricing error. The set that we bought should have been RM149.90 instead of RM49.90!! :)
Next, we got her another 2 hardcover books with "hardpages" (can't think of the proper word) so she could turn the pages freely without us being worried that she'll tear the pages.
Then hubby saw this giant book and bought for her. It was a few days before her first birthday, so it was considered her birthday present-
So, that's her collection so far. The whole Dr Seuss craze came from hubby. He said he had one Dr Seuss book when he was a kid and he just loved it. I was a bit sceptical since there are some strange characters in the books. Hubby insisted that they were good for imagination. I felt it was better to get the basics right first. Like knowing what are dogs and cats first, before going to creatures like a "seven hump Wump" (from the One Fish, 2 Fish book)
For now, it's still ok since Elyssa likes to look at the pictures and listen to the rhyming words. And hubby doesn't complain so much if it's Dr Seuss when I occasionally ask him to take over the bed time reading session. (b4 this, it was like.... wat????? I have to read 3 Little pigs AGAIN???? ha hahh...)
Some photos of Elyssa with her Dr Seuss book -
Age-appropriate comment aside, I must say that some of the stories are very good.
For example, here are some excerpts from "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"
Today is your day
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!
You have brains in your head
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.
I'm sorry to say so
but, sadly, it's true
can happen to you.
.... headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place.
For people just waiting
Waiting for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or waiting around for a Yes or No
or waiting for their hair to grow
Everyone is just waiting
That's not for you!
Somehow you'll escape
all the waiting and staying
You'll find the bright places
where Boom Bands are playing
On and on you will hike
And I know you'll hike far
and face up to your problems
whatever they are
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.
A very good life lesson indeed! A good reminder about taking charge of our own lives and not allowing ourselves to be stuck in the "Waiting Place". Also that life is not always easy and we shouldn't give up.