“The time has come. The time is now. Marvin K. Mooney, I don’t care how. Marvin K. Mooney, will you please go now!” Crunk-Car, stilts, skis, lion’s tail, Ga-Zoom, all these are acceptable modes of transportation. The point, really, is that it’s time to go. RIGHT NOW! “I said GO and GO I meant… The time had come. SO… Marvin WENT.”
So, there’s not much to write in a synopsis of a story like this. But that’s one of the things I like most about this Dr. Seuss story as a parent. I am to the point where I cringe when my daughters pull out “Green Eggs and Ham” as their bedtime story pick because it’s just so long! One of the really unique things about Dr. Seuss was that he wrote these stories like “Cat in the Hat” that were designed for beginning readers that were over 50 pages long. So awesome! But I fall asleep in the middle of those monster picture books every time, even with skipping over about half the words. “Marvin K. Mooney” is clever and engaging and (wait for it) manageable. I can make it through this one with my eyes still open every night of the week. And I love the images of Marvin skipping home in a shoe, riding on a fish, stuffing himself in a mail bag, and lounging in his Zumble-Zay just as much as my daughters. Awesome.
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