mrs. mccave and her 23 daves

Setting the stage for George Foreman naming his sons all George, Dr. Seuss’s short story (can you call it that really when his longest story is still pretty short?) “Too Many Daves” is a nighttime favorite over here in these parts.  Mrs. McCave, it appears, named all of her 23 sons Dave in a bout of ill-advised indecision.  This story has little w. in absolute stitches every time, and it is pretty funny, but I can’t quite determine how much of the humor is aimed at the kids and how much is for the benefit of the adult reader.  You decide:

This makes things quite difficult at the McCaves’

As you can imagine, with so many Daves.

And often she wishes that, when they were born,

She had named one of them Bodkin Van Horn….

And one of them Stuffy.  And one of them Stinkey.

Another one Putt-Putt.  Another one Moon Face.

Another one Marvin O’Gravel Balloon Face.

And one of them Ziggy, And one Soggy Muff.

One Buffalo Bill.  And one Biffalo Buff.

And one of them Sneepy.  And one Weepy Weed.

And one Paris Garters.  And one Harris Tweed.

And so the story goes on…


1 Comment »

  1. Amy said

    soggy muff…teehee.

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