Categories: China, Just for fun



Two flights had their baggage delivered to carousel 46 when I returned home from a recent business trip. Standing there experiencing the typical “the trip is over I just want to be home” phase, the carousel began to turn and out popped a box, and then another, and pretty soon I was wondering why so many boxes had been checked. I texted a friend that I was having a Dr. Seuss baggage claim experience.

Big Box
Little Box
What begins with “B?”
Bundles at the baggage claim
      waiting for Ms. Li.

Big Box
Little Box
Why so many here?
Piled high on luggage carts
       holding treasures dear.

Big Bag
Little Bag
Now a few appear.
Faithful little red,
      oh joy! finally coming near!

Unfortunately, Dr. Seuss didn’t sally forth into Beijing traffic. Alas, the ride home wasn’t poetic; even Dr. Seuss can only work so much magic on one trip!

Love the power of books returning to us years later and the twists we can give them. What’s a Dr. Seuss book you enjoyed? Or other author when you were a child?

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  1. TC Avey April 23, 2012 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    Loved the foot book!

  2. Cynthia April 23, 2012 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    Ah, Dr. Seuss…. My favourite book series as a kid was the Amelia Bedelia series. The crazy situations this quirky maid would get herself into entertained me for hours.
    As an adult, I have loved buying my niece and nephews Robert Munsch books-he is a wonderful children’s author from Canada. The imagination journey in these books is awesome.

    Nurturing a child’s imagination is a beautiful thing!

    • Amy April 24, 2012 at 6:02 am - Reply

      It is! I’m so thankful for nuggets tucked into corners of my brain.

  3. Kristi Magi April 24, 2012 at 6:07 am - Reply

    I really liked Hop on Pop and Green Eggs and Ham. The biggest reason was probably because my uncle gave them to me for Christmas when I was just learning to read. I also enjoyed the story of the Sneeches (sp?). It’s a good lesson on being content with who you are and loving others for who they are.

    As far as other authors go I LOVE Shel Silverstein! His poems are big lessons wrapped up in small comical packages.

    One of my all time favorite books as a young girl was Christina Katerina and the Box by Patricia Lee Gauch. I loved using my imagination as a child to visit new places and invent new things!

    As an older child I loved C.S. Lewis, Susan Cooper, and Lloyd Alexander – all fantasy. I do believe I see a pattern forming! lol

    • Amy April 24, 2012 at 6:30 am - Reply

      SO MANY GOOD BOOKS out there!!

  4. Loren Pinilis April 24, 2012 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    Fox in Socks is hands down my favorite. I remember my mother reading it to me, and it’s cool now to be able to read it to my little ones.

    • Amy April 25, 2012 at 8:17 pm - Reply

      And they will love reading them some day to their little ones!

  5. Katherine April 25, 2012 at 12:50 am - Reply

    Hi Amy, love your posts! Are we able to text you from the US?

  6. Gail Hein May 13, 2012 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Just found your blog today as a friend shared your Mother’s Day post. I teach first graders and those rhymes and stories just come in so handy at the oddest times. I’m enjoying reading your past posts and anticipate more good ones!

    • Amy May 13, 2012 at 9:17 pm - Reply

      Thanks Gail :)! Amy

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