Posted on May 4, 2015
CH (MAJ) William Beaver
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What "children's" book have you discovered to have some critical messages that apply to adults? I collect these sorts of books because I can use them to teach children - as well as adults from time to time, about important character traits that I would hope we as human beings would exhibit. My favorite of all is Dr. Seuss' "Hooray for Diffendoofer Day." Why? because it screams that EDUCATION and teaching people to THINK is more important that indoctrination and simply teaching people to pass tests. I love this message. What is your favorite such book and why?
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MSgt Michael Durkee
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My all time favorite, Green Eggs and Ham. Simply put, at least try something new before being adamantly opposed :)
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These are my favorite..
.Go The Fuck to Sleep - because sometimes you just need to rest to tackle life, even if you don't want to.
Number The Stars - a great story about sacrificing for others.
Oh The Places You'll Go - encouragement to follow your dreams and reach goals & to expect failure along the way, but it's ok because it makes you better.
Oh The Think You Can Think- because you can imagine and bring to fruition anything you set your mind to.
Dig by differs - being a little bit different is good.
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Any thing by R. Dahl...
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you have GOT to be kidding me with the first one. that's hilarious!
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Nope, buy it on amazon!
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"The Sneetches and Other Stories"

In particular, the story of The Sneetches has stuck with me since I first watched the television adaptation as a very young child. I don't know if I was really sure what I was watching or understood the lesson, but It comes to mind now and again. It's a great way to show and reinforce in children that discrimination is an evil that victemizes not only others, but ultimately hurts yourself as well. It teaches one to watch out for con-men who can exploit you, but also not to let superficial differences get in the way of friendship and harmony.

Dr. Seuss is all OVER this forum, and for good reason.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sneetches_and_Other_Stories
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