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If I Ran the Zoo

If I Ran the Zoo

  

by Dr. Seuss

If I Ran the Zoo Transformation Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Stanza.Line)

Quote #1

"I'd make a few changes. / That's just what I'd do…" (2.3-4)

An environment has a huge impact on a child. So, if the environment won't transform for the child, the child's imagination might just have to change the environment. Child: 1, Everything Else: 0.

Quote #2

A four-footed lion's not much of a beast. / The one in my zoo will have ten feet, at least! / Five legs on the left and five more on the right. (5.1-3)

Speaking of a child's imagination transforming the world around him…here's hoping it stays in his imagination, and he doesn't end up going Moreau on the poor thing.

Quote #3

I'll catch'em in countries that no one can spell / Like the country of Motta-fa-Potta-fa-Phell. (12.1-2)

Yeah, playgrounds are fun and all. But wouldn't you rather imagine Motta-fa-Potta-fa-Phell? McGrew sure would.

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