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August 01, 2007



You really you now can't get ride of the mice, don't you?


For "really" read "realize"

The Modesto Kid

Yeah that was my thought too. A little "mice home" placard above a hole stuffed with steel-wool = less cute.

Sylvia wants to know why it is not "mouse home" which she finds more grammatical.


Well, which sort of thing would you want to live in: a person house or a people house. A people house, right?


Excuse me, 'people home'.

The Modesto Kid

people house

One of Seuss' lesser works. (BTW can I get some agreement here perhaps that 10 Apples Up on Top is an overlooked masterpiece, on a level with his very best later work? Or maybe I should be raising the issue over at KidLit.)


Modesto, that's funny. I've never read "People House" before. I didn't know it existed, although I've certainly read a lot of Seuss. What a coincidence.

woof in france

at least you don't have sheep.

The Modesto Kid

Looking at a chronological list of Seuss' work, I see that "later work" was a red herring -- I had assumed that "LeSieg" was his pen name from before he came up with "Seuss", but that's wrong.


That is the best thing ever. Are you going to get yourselves a gray and white Tom cat?


Nice mouse hole. Looks like it was designed by a good cartoonist! Great writing, Zoe


You and Zoe have made PK's day. Mice!

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