Weebles are back! The wobbly eggs that don't fall down return with the Musical Treehouse ($25) that carries the Weebles up only to watch them slide back down. Nesting blocks encourage tots to build and watch their towers crash down, and this Dr. Seuss version ($20) features familiar characters and graphics. Lil ones will love whacking the balls on the B. Whacky ($15) and watching them race their way through the maze. It's never too early to start healthy eating habits and the LeapFrog Cook & Play Potsy ($21) uses music and rhymes to teach colors, food vocabulary, and counting. The Haul and Totes Ride On ($90) gives lil movers space to store their gear while making their way around the room.
Oh, the places they'll go! There is no shortage of love for Dr. Seuss these days. With his more than 60 books as popular as ever and a new PBS kids show debuting this Fall, Theodor Geisel's works of rhyming art are alive and well! But for those who just can't get enough, Converse just introduced a new line of Chuck Taylor All-Stars featuring the most beloved Seuss characters. The collection of 13 designs for babies on up to adults includes both double-tongued One Fish, Two Fish low-tops and playful high-tops with Thing One on one shoe and Thing Two on the other. There are also more animated design-oriented options for adults. With such a fanciful selection, Dr. Seuss was right, "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose."
It's hard to be grinchy when you've got a cat in a hat who is willing to describe his green eggs and ham with such fervor and delight. Dr. Seuss brings magic to reading through his creative outlandish texts that will keep kids and their parents in stitches for a lifetime. Some of the lesser-known books have turned out to be some of my own tot's favorites. The way they keep reinventing themselves, these fun reads are sure to stay on bookshelves for generations to come. Check out some of the latest and greatest editions.
I will not eat green eggs and ham. I will not eat them . . . Oh, who am I kidding, you guys know that I will eat just about anything, so of course I would eat green eggs and ham. Now I could either make them myself, or I could head to IHOP.
To tie into the release of the new Horton Hears A Who movie, IHOP is offering a Dr. Seuss-inspired menu. From now until April 20, you can chomp down on Who-Cakes (the sort of sickeningly sweet-looking pancake stack), Beezlenut Splash (a lemon-lime soda with colored Jello bits) and Green Eggs and Ham. I think it's a fun idea — well at least I'm sure I would if I was seven. However, when I think green eggs and ham, I usually think of the sunny-side up eggs whose yolks are green. Their interpretation seems to be herb-infused scrambled eggs, which is a little bit disappointing, but still fun.
So tell me, would you head to IHOP to try these dishes? If you do, be sure to snap a pic, I'm curious to see how they look in real life!
Court rulings have become the stuff of child's play. A New Hampshire inmate filed a lawsuit because prison officials will not feed him a kosher diet. To get the court's attention (or just be a smart ass), the inmate attached a hard-boiled egg to his complaint. The presiding judge responded with:
"I do not like eggs in the file. I do not like them in any style. I will not take them fried or boiled. I will not take them poached or broiled. I will not take them soft or scrambled Despite an argument well-rambled...No fan I am Of the egg at hand. Destroy that egg! Today! Today! Today I say! Without delay!"
Long live Dr. Seuss! To read more, click here.
Sir Elton John and The Cat in the Hat