Woo-hoo! It's been a while since I played "This is..." it's great to be back in the loop! This week's theme was chosen by Potty Mouth Mama (fantastic name!) So, this is my favourite children's book:
Dr Seuss used to freak me out when I was a kid, I'm so glad I got over that! I love reading this book to my son. It's so beautiful, funny, mournful, crazy and very restful. Also, it really reminds me of Tom Waits. This is my favourite bit of the whole book:
"Five foot-weary salesmen have laid down their load.
All day they've raced round in the heat, at top speeds,
Unsuccessfully trying to sell Zizzer-Zoof Seeds
Which nobody wants because nobody needs.
Tomorrow will come. They'll go back to their chore.
They'll start on the road, Zizzer-Zoofing once more
But tonight they've forgotton their feet are so sore.
And that's what the wonderful night time is for."
Want to see more favourite children's books? Check out Three Buttons, where Angela hosts the "This is..." game.