Seuss lyrics contest!

Do you search all day for moose?
Or spend time pursuing fame?
Instead, try playing Dr. Seuss
Seussville is sure to have your game.

Are you looking for a laugh
Or a Seussical parody
Give yourself some time and a half
Don’t mind the lack of sincerity.

Did you know that Dr. Seuss
(for Geisel was his real last name)
Had to author his works by means loose,
And thus delay his future fame.

He was caught throwing a wee party
During prohibition days
And swore he’d never be tardy
And “gave up” extra curricular ways.

A doctorate he never earned
Though he started for a PhD,
He married and moved, but yearned
To write stories of hilarity.

Hurray for his perseverance
Creator of “Grinch”, “Horton” and “Sam”
Three cheers for his endurance
Our children reading at last, “I am!”

And now, onto the Seuss contest.

How many of the following Dr. Seuss books can you identify?

The winner will get…. (get ready for this) …. nothing . But, I can provide some link love. And since this blog is super happening *muffled laugh* I know that’s what you all need.

In the comments, provide your answers.
Please NO cheating by looking at other people’s answers.
And NO web searching! ๐Ÿ˜‰
Bonus points if you can figure out my agenda in my chosen pages.

1.
You can think about Day,
a day in Da-Dake.
The water is blue
and the birds are awake.

2.
Wig hair
Bear hair.
Everybody seems to wear hair.

3.
In bed is where I’m going to stay.
And I don’t care what the neighbors say!
I never liked them anyway.

4.
And then
Something went BUMP!
How that bump made us jump!

5.
DAY
PLAY
We play all day.

NIGHT
FIGHT
We fight all night.

6.
And now
good night.
It is time to sleep.
So we will sleep
with our pet Zeep.

7.
Mr. Brown can
Whisper Whisper
…very soft
very high…
…like the soft,
soft whisper of a butterfly.
Maybe YOU can too.
I think you ought to try.

8.
Would you sooner
be a ballooner
or a grand-piano tuner?

9.
I don’t care.
You can go by bike.
You can go on a Zike-Bike
if you like.

10.
Except for me.
Please go away.
No up.
I’m sleeping in today.

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25 Comments

  1. Man, you’re good! ๐Ÿ˜€ I have something for you at my place when you have a chance to swing by!

  2. That was great!

    1. The Things you can Think
    2. Hair book (?)
    3. ??
    4. Cat in the Hat
    5. Hop on Pop
    6. The Slepp Book
    7. Mr. Brown Can Moo
    8. ??
    9. Mooney, something?
    10. Sounds like me, I didn’t know there was a book about me…

    Sorry I didn’t linky with you yesterday…crazy at my house last night… ๐Ÿ™

  3. It has been several years since I got to read Seuss! But I still love him.

  4. I know #7 is Mr. Brown can moo, can you? We read that last night for bedtime.

  5. 1. Oh the Thinks You Can Think
    2. The Hair Book
    3. (my personal favorite) I am NOT Going to Get Up Today
    4. The Cat in the Hat
    5. Hop on Pop
    6. The Sleep Book
    7. Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?
    8. ????
    9. Marvin K Mooney Will You Please Go Now?
    10. It’s a Great Day For Up (or something like that)

    Just so you know… you need to disqualify me. I cheated (I called my mom.)

  6. A friend linked me here, because I’m a Seuss fan, I suppose. ๐Ÿ™‚

    These are tough ones! I can only get 5 that I’m certain of.

    One thing I do know, is that #6 is NOT the Sleep Book, it’s One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish…. clever excerpt there, seems you tricked a few! Today is gone, today was fun, tomorrow is another one.

  7. Love how you wrote this!

    I am so bad with Seuss. My daughter just started getting into some of the stories, so I’m still learning ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Okay, I was feeling all Suessy here until I realized that apparently I’m not as familiar with the books as I should be. Maybe I should remedy that.

  9. okay i love that you did this.. but i claim caffine withdrawal and don’t play the game for fear of embarassment ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Aidan loves Dr.Seuss, but I would have too look at his books to identify them.

  11. We’ll give this a shot…
    2 – The Hair Book
    4 – Cat in the Hat
    5 – Hop on Pop
    7 – Mr. Brown can Moo, can you?
    10 – Great day for up

  12. Another great post, that is so much fun I love Dr Seuss and so does my daughter Ashley and her six year old brother.

  13. Great POST!

    Theodore Geisel gave me my love of words.

  14. Oh they all sound familiar – but the only one I really think I know is No.2 The Hair Book?

  15. Hmmmm… I think I got all but one. #2 is a stumper. I don’t think there is a “hair” book, only tooth, nose, and a hand, finger, thumb that really wasn’t written by him, but published in his series.

    I’ll agree with TOnggu Momma on most except for #2–? #6–One FIsh, Two Fish and #8–Maybe You Should Fly a Jet.

  16. You know what?

    I tried to play the game of Suess
    I guess I’m just a silly goose
    to try to play when it’s too late
    and I missed this post’s first date
    But In the end I had to stop
    ’cause my attempt, it did flop
    my ignorance was pure and true
    shown by how few quotes I knew.

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