Almost a duck
I got a package in the mail at work today. It was the three Dr Seuss books I ordered from Amazon a couple of weeks ago. I had forgotten all about them. Yay. Getting a parcel in the mail is ace. Dr Seuss is ace.
The books are: You're Only Old Once: A Book for Obsolete Children, Hooray for Diffendoofer Day and McElligot's Pool.
I've just read You're Only Old Once and I got a feeling of deja vu when I read the bit about Dr Pollen, who tests people for their reaction to being stared at by geese...*thinking, thinking*...and then it hit me - Anatidaephobia! This is the (fictional) fear that "somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you", according to a Far Side cartoon by Gary Larson. (Well, I think he made it up - this is the first result that comes up when you Google it.)
I bought the books for my Seussian library from Amazon because I hadn't seen them in any shops and I was getting impatient. I've now got 40 Dr Seuss books. I'm not sure of the exact number there is to collect because I don't seem to be able to find two lists of titles that agree with each other. There's more than 60, I know that much. Getting there! (This is another goal on my 101/40 List.)