did-you-know

The famous, talented, quirky writer, Dr Seuss – or Theodor Seuss Geisel as he is formally known, decided to give his editor and proofreader a little test with the draft of his children’s book Hop on Pop.  The book introduces young readers to words that are similar in sound, such as mouse and house and cup and pup, but also breaking down the words into its syllabic parts to assist with learning………. such as Kan Ga Roo.  He inserted the word ‘contraceptive’ (Con Tra Cep Tive) in one sentence but luckily his editor was on the ball and correctly removed the sentence which was not really appropriate for the audience in question!

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