Olaf’s oratory endures
Teachers praised, Seuss featured in actor's latest
Apparently, this is going to be a thing. Josh Gad has taken to reading children’s books on Twitter since the nation’s schools have started shutting down, providing a much-needed sense of normalcy and a bit of ‘we’re all in this together.’
So for those enjoying the ongoing series, good news: his efforts to bring a little levity and comfort to youngsters during quarantine/school shutdowns extends into another day.
And I have it on good authority that some kids (ahem,) appreciate having the voice of Olaf read their stories just slightly more than mom or dad. Understandable.
Today, he reads Dr. Seuss’s “Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!” It’s a typically Seussical ode to individuality starring unsinkable teacher Miss Bonkers and the quirky Diffendoofer School (which must prove it has taught its students how to think–or have them sent to dreary Flobbertown.)
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) March 16, 2020
Appropriately, he adds in his coda: “Special shoutout to you teachers out there who make it look so darn easy. Because man, it really isn’t.”
It’s a sentiment expressed excellently by writer/producer Shonda Rhymes:
Been homeschooling a 6-year old and 8-year old for one hour and 11 minutes. Teachers deserve to make a billion dollars a year. Or a week.
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) March 16, 2020