My favorite Dr. Seuss book, from the time I was a child to today, is Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?
It’s always seemed a lesser known work of his, more McElligot’s Pool than Green Eggs and Ham. It got a video treatment eventually (narrated by John Cleese of all people), but it still has seemed to lie in the shadow of other Seuss classics.
And that’s a shame, because I’ve always thought that it had the best combination of zany characters and simple lessons.
So, on this day, in the spirit of the old man from the Desert of Drize who sat upon a cactus, let me tell you, just how lucky you are.