I have to confess, I’m not a huge fan of One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. It’s too odd, too long, too full of weirdness. And I don’t know what to say when Isabella point to some odd Seussian creature and demands to know what it’s called. But we own it, we’ve read it. Though not recently.
In fact I can’t remember when I last saw the book. So it was puzzling to me when I deciphered what at first seemed to be a completely random noise from Bella as she was swinging a scarf back and forth: Ring a gak, ring a gak, ring a gak. Where did that come from, I wondered. And then I realized it came from Dr Seuss. The scene is something about a pet called a Gak and the narrator throwing rings onto his horns. Why this has now become a chant my girls sing when swinging things, I don’t know. Children are funny.