And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street
Reading level: Ages 4 - 8
Young Marco was blessed with the gift of imagination as evidenced by the colorful stories he shared. His father wanted him to absorb details like a scientist but instead of facts and figures, Marco saw reindeer and elephants. Father and son learn to compromise as Marco’s vision of the world starts making it a brighter place for everyone.
This was the first childrens book that Dr. Seuss wrote. It was originally titled A Story That No One Can Beat. Mulberry Street is a street in Springfield, MA near Seuss’ childhood home. The character in the book, Marco, is also a character in a later Seuss book, McElligot’s Pool.
- Using your imagination/pretending
After reading some questions to ask your kids:
- What street do you live on?
- What things do you see when you walk down your street?
- What could you pretend those things are, for fun?
Want more? Print out extended questions sheet for this book.
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