An Afternoon with Dr. Seuss

 Artwork by Mini Mukherjee: Gouache paint, Faber-Castell Black Pen and Prismacolor Black   
  
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Artwork by Mini Mukherjee: Gouache paint, Faber-Castell Black Pen and Prismacolor Black

It was a rainy and thunderous Saturday

And all we wanted to do was play. 

 

No phones, iPads, nor laptops were around

We would watch TV but Dad hates the sound.

 

We wished for outside, sun shining

We didn’t mind when the light felt blinding.

 

We sat there, we two.

Hooting and hollering, boo-hoo-hoo

What would Sis and I do?

 

Then Mom gave us a book to share

She would do anything to get us out of her hair.

 

Read a book? How absurd!

And the title “The Cat in the Hat,” what silly words!

 

The book cover was faded and the pages smelly

Mom Said she got thE book a long time ago in Delhi

 

Sis in a loud voice began reading to me

I piped down, eventually

 

I liked this Cat in the Hat

With his red bowtie and how he sat.

 

But then we met Thing 1 and Thing 2

And I told my sister, “That’s me, that’s you!”

 

How I enjoyed reading about these naughty beings

They made me laugh so hard, I was screaming.

 

We passed the time this way

In another world, a place far, far away.

 

I won’t wait for a rainy day to read a book, oh no

Because, who knows the places I’ll go!

 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR. SEUSS! -