Dr. Seuss is known for his peerless work in books for children. Since my first teaching days, I’ve read Seuss with children of all ages and abilities, enjoying the rhymes, the mythical creatures and the signature “Seuss” illustrations.
But now I’ve treated myself to a Seuss with a difference, a comical look at what it’s like to get older, an ideal read for an avid Seuss fans of advancing years, or as Seuss himself says “a book for obsolete children.”
It’s a classic picture book ode on a visit to “the Golden Years Clinic on Century Square for Spleen Readjustment and Muffler Repair.” It laughs with familiar horror at the poking and prodding and testing and ogling that go hand in hand with the dreaded appellation of “senior citizen.”
I’ll still keep my Dr Seuss Classic Treasury with “The Cat in the Hat”, “The Cat in the Hat Comes Back”, “Green Eggs and Ham”, “Fox in Socks” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” because inside I’m still young at heart!