Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Take the Dr. Seuess Challange!
Dr. Seuss's classic Green Eggs and Ham is one of the best-selling children's books of all time. Published in 1960, it quickly rose in popularity and became the legendary success that it is today. What most people are unaware of, though, is that this book was written as a dare. There was a friendly bet between Dr. Seuss and his publisher that Seuss could not write a book using only fifty words. If Seuss won the bet, he would win the $50 bet. If he lost, well, he'd have to pay up.
Dr. Seuss won the bet, and the rest is history. Today, you're going to challenge yourself to write a story in 50 words. You may start or end with a bank of 50 words, but when you submit your story, I need a list of your words. Here are the words Seuss used in his story:
Notice that all but one of the words are a single syllable. Simple words. Your story does not need to be complex, but it should make sense!