In Honor of Dr. Seuss…

By March 8, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

I’m not sure this is official yet, but according to this tweet from the Oklahoma Education Association (OEA), approximately 3,000 Oklahoma students were part of setting a world record yesterday!

Students across OK set Guinness World Record “Most People Wearing Cat in the Hat hats simultaneously (mult. venues)” #oklaed @NEAReadAcross

Tulsa Superintendent Keith Ballard was also part of the record-setting event and donned his own tall hat at Mayo Demonstration School while reading “Green Eggs and Ham” to a captivated group of children adorned in hundreds of red and white striped hats. A literal “Sea of Seuss”!

In honor of our students’ accomplishment and to cap off the 17th annual Read Across America week, I would like to reprise a Seuss-related post I published back on October 2nd.

At that time, a friend of mine had shared with me the following adaptation of a famous Dr. Seuss book titled “Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!”

For a little historical context, Dr. Seuss sent Art Buchwald, the Washington Post writer, a copy of his original book in 1974.  However, Dr. Seuss crossed out “Marvin K. Mooney” and replaced it with “Richard M. Nixon.”  To Mr. Buchwald it sounded like fun so he asked Dr. Seuss if he could reprint it. The Washington Post ran the parody.

In light of recent Oklahoma education events and our own pathetic State Department leadership, an updating of the parody seemed appropriate. The comparison between 1974 and today is intentional.

Have fun with this and read it aloud!

Janet C. Breezy Will You Please Go Now!

by James L. Scott (pseudonym)

“Janet C. Breezy will you please go now!

The time has come.

The time has come.

The time is now.

Just go.



I don’t care how.

You can go by foot.

You can go by cow.

Janet C. Breezy will you please go now!

You can go on skates.

You can go on skis.

You can go in a hat.


Please go.


I don’t care.

You can go

By bike.

You can go

On a Zike-Bike

If you like.

If you like

You can go

In an old blue shoe.

Just go, go, GO!

Please do, do, do, DO!

Janet C. Breezy

I don’t care how.

Janet C. Breezy

Will you please


You can go on stilts.

You can go by fish.

You can go in a Crunk-Car

If you wish.

If you wish

You may go

By lion’s tail.

Or stamp yourself

And go by mail.

Janet C. Breezy

Don’t you know

The time has come

To go, go, GO!

Get on your way!

Please Janet C.!

You might like going in a Zumble-Zay.

You can go by balloon . . .

Or broomstick.


You can go by camel

In a bureau drawer.

You can go by bumble-boat

. . . or jet.

I don’t care how you go.

Just get!

Janet C. Breezy!

I don’t care how.

Janet C. Breezy

Will you please


I said




I meant . . .

The time had come

So . . .

Janet WENT.”

Now that would be a happy ending!  

I will close by sharing my favorite Dr. Seuss quote. This phrase  should serve as an inspiration to every teacher in America:

“To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.”


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