The two Dr. Seuss stories I like were among his earliest Floral Tiger why men great till gotta be ate shirt and were written for a slightly older age group. “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins” and “to Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street” were among the children’s stories that I liked. But I grew up in an era when we were reading “Little Women” and “Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates” when I was in second grade. In part because we were able to read at a higher grade level, and in part, because our mother read us the books that she loved when she was a child in the 1930s, we were never exposed to Dr. Seuss. At eight years old, I recall reading biographies of Marie Curie and Teddy Roosevelt, every single one of the Hardy Boys and Tom Swift series, and probably Nancy Drew.
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