Book Review: I can read with my eyes shut.


 

 

This time my six year old daughter did not want anything to do with princesses or fables.. so she went for “the cat in the hat”. I had read mixed reviews about Dr Seuss books. One even said she hates his books because the English is bad. I was a bit hesitant to let her choose this book, at the same time I did not want to curb her interest and force her to read something that I choose. Don’t you feel she should be given the freedom to make her own choices, at least to judge if it is good or not? So I promised, I will let her read this and see what she feels about it.

Strangely, she found it easier to read as small rhyming words were used to construct a sentence. She fell in love with the illustrations. It was relevant, simple and more like a doodle than a perfectly sketched drawing. This book had more than twenty pages but she loved the way it was written. It had a wacky plot, funny exclamations and a seamless flow to it.

This book will suit both boys and girls (since some mentioned his/her son or even daughter did not like pinkalicious) if you are looking at introducing Dr Seuss books , pls go ahead. This can never go wrong. In this, the cat in the hat says what all and how all it can read in a funny way. The kids get to identify and enjoy those rhyming words. They also get to learn new words and understand indirect/hidden messages.  If your child is 4 and below, I suggest you wait for an year or so.Here is one small excerpt which I loved

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My favourite from “I can read with my eyes shut”

Here is one more,

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A page from I can read with my eyes shut

 

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