2006-08-06 [moonscale]: ummm... what is that? *is confusled*
2006-08-06 [tuff ghost]: Whaaaaaaaaaaaa
2006-08-06 [moonscale]: *shrivels in fear as Annakin seems to be turning into Darth Vader*
2006-08-07 [tuff ghost]: And fear you shall shrivel in. Or shiver? Somehow I think that you are shivering, rather than shriveling.
2006-08-07 [moonscale]: No, I said shriveling. So I meant shriveling. An elephant is faithful 100%!
2006-08-07 [Kiddalee]: Eh? I've heard they have great memories, but faithfulness? If you mean it in the sense of loyalty, I think they're too smart to be up there 100%.
2006-08-07 [moonscale]: Dr. Seuss. "He meant what he said and he said what he meant, an elephant is faithful 100%"
2006-08-10 [Kiddalee]: I remember that story! Horton Hears A Who?
2006-08-10 [Stray Kitty]: I remeber that one too. And the story about the bird who wanted the huge tail and ate the berries and stuff.
2006-08-10 [iippo]: Dr. Seuss doesn't translate, and by the time I was old enough to read it in English, it didn't make any sense. It's a purely American thing, I guess. *shrugs*
2006-08-10 [moonscale]: No...its the one about the elephant who hatches an egg...And you can read english now, so read Dr. Seuss! (its the best english literature there is, after reading it you won't speak english anymore ;P)
2006-08-10 [Stray Kitty]: I loved the story about The Lorax. Reading Dr. Seuss was much more fun than reading about Dick and JAne and their stupid ball.
2006-08-10 [moonscale]: Dick and Jane and their ball? o.O
lol yea stupid books for stupid people...they deserve it.
2006-08-10 [Stray Kitty]: Yes. Part of the general how to read set. Complete with some about spots. What's funny is that I wasn't a very good reader when I was little. In fact, the first book that I read and really like were the Harry Potter ones.
2006-08-10 [moonscale]: Really! Thats so funny, its was almost the same thing for me. I hated reading until right before the first Harry Potter book came out. The funny thing was that then I was very good and read it only three days. Now I can read the last one in less... and I love reading.
2006-08-10 [Kiddalee]: Yeah, the point of reading Dr. Seuss is to learn to put letters together phonetically (hence the phonetic names he uses that aren't real words), so it definately works better for kids whose first languages are English, because they first learn to use the Latin alphabet in the English style. ESL readers are learning to adapt the Latin alphabet from the style of their mother tongue into the style of English.
2006-08-10 [Stray Kitty]: I know. I finshed the books faster than the older kids. I think the librariean liked that. You see there was a long waiting list and the faster people finished them the less complaints she had to deal with.
I read the 5th book in 1 day.
2006-08-10 [moonscale]: Good point. But not always true. English isn't my first language. By now its my best though. :(
2006-08-10 [iippo]: Heh, I timed myself with the 5th book - 17 hours XP (Note, I got it on friday and my finals were on monday, s oI had to rush it so I could finish it before the exams started)
2006-08-10 [moonscale]: You're crazy! I like you...that sounds exactly like one of the crazy things I would do.
2006-08-10 [Kiddalee]: I don't remember how fast I did the 5th book, but I believe I read the whole series through the 6th in 2 weeks. By the end, I was so jittery! It was as if Harry's fear of dark wizards being everywhere had carried on to my own brain. I wasn't suspicious, but quite vigilant.