Dr Seuss is well-known for his ridiculous rhyming play on words in his many books for children. Of all the books by Dr Seuss, The Cat in Hat may be his most well-known book, besides being made into a children’s movie as well. We would like to take a look a Dr Seuss beginning books for children called There’s a Wocket in My Pocket. This delightful book delving into a child’s imagination and is narrated by a boy who tells us the story of the many bizarre creatures that he is aware of throughout his house, as well as what he thinks about them. First, take a look at the text and then the video of the online book reading of There’s a Wocket in My Pocket by Dr Seuss:
“Did you ever have the feeling there’s a WASKET in your BASKET? Or a NUREAU in your BUREAU?
Or a WOSET in your CLOSET?
Sometimes I feel quite CERTAIN there’s a JERTAIN in the CURTAIN.
Sometimes I have the feeling there’s a ZLOCK behind the CLOCK.
And that ZELF up on that SHELF! I have talked to him myself.
That’s the kind of house I live in. There’s a NINK in the SINK.
And a ZAMP in the LAMP. And they’re rather nice…I think.
Some of them are very friendly. Like the YOT in the POT.
But that YOTTLE in the BOTTLE, Some are friendly. Some are NOT.
I like the ZABLE on the TABLE. And the GHAIR under the CHAIR.
But that BOFA on the SOFA…Well, I wish he wasn’t there.
All those NUPBOARDS in the CUPBOARDS, they’re good fun to have about.
But that NOOTHGRUSH on my TOOTHBRUSH… him I could do without!
The only one I’m really scared of is that VUG under the RUG.
And that QUIMNEY up the CHIMNEY… I don’t like him. Not at all.
And it makes me sort of nervous when the ZALL scoots down the HALL.
But the YEPS on the STEPS They’re great fun to have around. And so are the many, many friends that I have found. Like the TELLAR and the NELLAR and the GELLAR and the DELLAR and the BELLAR and the WELLAR and the ZELLAR in the CELLAR.
And the GEELING on the CEILING…
…And the ZOWER in my SHOWER…
And the ZILLOW on my PILLOW. I don’t care if you believe it. That’s the kind of house I live in. And I hope we never leave it.”
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Was Dr Seuss writing his children’s books with an inner meaning, not always apparent to all? What is the meaning and wisdom behind Dr Seuss books? How about the wisdom behind this book –There’s A Wocket in My Pocket? Firstly, Dr Seuss narrates the story from the viewpoint of a young boy, a child. Children have commonly been known to be pure and innocent, therefore they are able to connect with the spiritual realm with greater ease than adults. Could it be that this boy has the ability to connect to other dimensions paralleling his own in his home? Islam teaches of interdimensional beings called the “jinn” or “djinn” – which are of different races. Because the jinn are able to travel through different dimensions, they are usually invisible to us even though they can see us. The jinn are sometimes able to make themselves visible to us. They live in many places – the forests, the seas, mountains, the air, even in our own houses. Islam also teaches that the jinn are of different types, since they have their own free will, like man. So, you will find that there are benevolent jinn, who are good, pious, and helpful. Then, there are malevolent jinn – the tricksters that like to play tricks and annoy man. Other groups of jinn have their own agenda in which they wish to dominate and cause harm to man. The jinn are able to shapeshift and take various outward forms. The races of jinn may be some of what we know of as myths and fairytale characters – such as fairies, leprechauns, trolls, goblins, gnomes, pixies, “genies”, mermaids. The jinn may also be what we know of as paranormal entities – like ghosts, spirits, UFOs, and aliens.
Looking at Dr. Seuss’s book There’s A Wocket in My Pocket in this light, we see that this boy may be interacting with various categories or races of jinn beings living in his house. He is spiritually sensitive. His interactions and communications with them leads him to form an opinion about each kind of group. “And that ZELF up on that SHELF! I have talked to him myself.” He learns that some of the creatures are nice, but some are not.
“And a ZAMP in the LAMP. And they’re rather nice…I think.
Some of them are very friendly. Like the YOT in the POT.
But that YOTTLE in the BOTTLE, Some are friendly. Some are NOT.“
His understanding of the differing characters of these creatures are similar to what is found in the Quran, Surah Jinn: in which the jinn say about themselves:‘There are among us some that are righteous, and some the contrary; we are groups each having a different way (religious sect, etc.).’ [Surah al Jinn, verse 11].
We can see that the boy takes a liking to some of the “creatures” living in his house –
“I like the ZABLE on the TABLE. And the GHAIR under the CHAIR…All those NUPBOARDS in the CUPBOARDS, they’re good fun to have about…But the YEPS on the STEPS They’re great fun to have around. And so are the many, many friends that I have found. Like the TELLAR and the NELLAR and the GELLAR and the DELLAR and the BELLAR and the WELLAR and the ZELLAR in the CELLAR. And the GEELING on the CEILING…And the ZOWER in my SHOWER…And the ZILLOW on my PILLOW.”
We can also see that the boy does not like some other types of beings he came across –
“But that BOFA on the SOFA…Well, I wish he wasn’t there…But that NOOTHGRUSH on my TOOTHBRUSH… him I could do without!…The only one I’m really scared of is that VUG under the RUG. And that QUIMNEY up the CHIMNEY… I don’t like him. Not at all. And it makes me sort of nervous when the ZALL scoots down the HALL.”
He ends by saying that belief is not the criterion for the existence of such beings with which he interacts and communicates. Whether we believe him or not, they exist. “I don’t care if you believe it. That’s the kind of house I live in. And I hope we never leave it.”Similarly, belief or disbelief in the jinn, is not evidence for their existence. The many mysterious, unexplained paranormal events that have been reported around the world for ages points to other beings that live amongst us – whether they be known as fairies, aliens, mothman, shapeshifter, trickster, fallen angel.
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Title: Jinn Djinn Genie UFO Alien Magic Supernatural ParanormalWe will be discussing the interdimensional beings known as the jinn, or djinn in this radio talk show. In the West, they are well-known by the term “genie”, taken from the Arabic word “jinn”. “Jinn” means “hidden” – they are entities that share our world, but are able to live in other dimensions that we cannot perceive. The jinn have been known since the ancient times in the Middle East and many take their existence as very real. In other parts of the world, they may be known by other names and terms, such as shapeshifters, shadow people, aliens, and UFOs.Nov. 29, 2012 Listen RadioOnline!