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And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street by Dr. Seuss.

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Title: And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.
Author: Dr. Seuss.
Genre: Fiction, picture books, children's lit, poetry, humour.
Country: U.S.
Language: English.
Publication Date: 1937.
Summary: A story about how a plain horse and wagon on Mulberry Street grows into a fantastic tale of a procession no one can beat!

My rating: 9.5/10.
My review:


♥ All the long way to school
And all the way back,
I've looked and I've looked
And I've kept careful track,
But all that I've noticed,
Except my own feet,
Was a horse and a wagon
On Mulberry Street.

That's nothing to tell of,
That won't do, of course...
Just a broken-down wagon
That's drawn by a horse.

zebra

That can't be my story. That's only a start.
I'll say that a ZEBRA was pulling that cart!..

♥ And that makes a story that's really not bad!
But still could be better. Suppose that I had......

chinese boy

...A Chinese boy
Who eats with sticks...

A big Magician
Doing Tricks...

♥ I swung 'round the corner
And dashed through the gate, I ran up the steps
And I felt simply GREAT!

FOR I HAD A STORY THAT NO ONE COULD BEAT!
AND TO THINK THAT I SAW IT ON MULBERRY STREET!

But Dad said quite calmly,
"Just draw up your stool
And tell me the sights
On the way home from school."

There was so much to tell, I JUST COULDN'T BEGIN!
Dad looked at me sharply and pulled at his chin.
He frowned at me sternly from there in his seat,
"Was there nothing to look at... no people to greet?
Did nothing excite you or make your heart beat?"

"Nothing," I said, growing red as a beet,
"But a plain horse and wagon on Mulberry Street."
Tags: 1930s - fiction, 1930s - poetry, 1st-person narrative (poetry), 20th century - fiction, 20th century - poetry, american - fiction, american - poetry, art in post, children's lit, fiction, humour (fiction), my favourite books, picture books, poetry
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