Be Silly
The books of Dr. Seuss contain myriad messages, from the anti-war story of The Butter Battle Book to the prescient environment-in-danger theme of The Lorax. But the theme that remains consistent in all of his books is the joy we can take in being silly, whether it’s the rhymes of Hop on Pop or the chaos wrought by The Cat in the Hat. It’s a message that’s irresistible to children and just as important to parents, too, who may occasionally need to be reminded to lighten up.