“I CAN READ WITH MY EYES SHUT / ¡YO PUEDO LEER CON LOS OJOS CERRADOS!”

by Marilyn Roca Enriquez in


Theodore Geisel first used the penname Seuss during his senior year at Dartmonth College in the school’s humor magazine. Later as a professional magazine cartoonist, he began to sign his work as “Dr. Theophrastus Seuss,” which he later shorted and carried over to his books. Today, the name Dr. Seuss is synonymous with children’s literature, and his timeless stories have been translated into multiple languages and are enjoyed around the world.  For this reason and because one of his most famous characters, the Grinch, is so closely associated with this time of year, we are dedicating this month’s School Library to the works of Dr. Seuss.

Dr Seuss

“I CAN READ WITH MY EYES SHUT / ¡YO 
PUEDO LEER CON LOS OJOS CERRADOS!”
Publisher (English): Random House
Publisher (Spanish): Lectorum Publications
ISBN-13: 978-0394839127 (English)
ISBN-13: 978-1933032245 (Spanish)

The Cat is back again to show that reading is fun—even when you don’t look at the words!  Of course, nothing is ever simple or straightforward for the Cat, so he shows how he can read while wearing pickle-colored glasses one moment and then while hanging upside down in a circle in the next.  And what he reads is just as random from owls on noses to the words “Mississippi” and “Hallelujah.” Yes, this latest adventure with the Cat shows, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”