Me and Dr. Seuss go way back. He was the only doctor that didn’t scare me when I was a kid. When my love for reading first became obvious, his pictures and words helped to strengthen my love. Though I read many other books by Dr. Seuss, and there are a still a couple of books I want to read, Green Eggs and Ham stands out the most. I remember little kid me initially finding the book hilarious. I loved the repetition of Sam-I-am, and nothing seemed more ridiculous than green eggs. Only when I reread it for laughs a couple of years later did I realize the value of Green Eggs and Ham, definitely for kids (kids are notoriously known, or at least I was notoriously known, for being very picky about food). While it’s easy to judge something’s merit by the way it looks, how can you truly judge without actually trying? In a world where appearances are very often deceiving, this is a very important message. Plus, I’m a creative type. Too much refusal and judgement will only harm writing, since experience is so vital for writers.
-Tiffany T. Cole