In May 1954 Life published a report about illiteracy among school children. It said children were having trouble learning to read because kid’s books were boring.
The story in Life inspired a publisher to challenge a moderately successful children’s author, Theodor Geisel’s to write a different kind of book.
Could he create a book using just 250 words? Those were the essential words for children learning to read.
Nine months later Theodor presented the publisher with a book using 220 of the 250 words. There were also 13 extra words that he needed to complete the story.
And what a book it was. You can find it in just about any bookstore in the world.
The book he created is now world famous, The Cat in the Hat.
Theodor went on to become Dr. Seuss, the best selling children’s book artist of all time.
The Cat in The Hat has humor. It has drama. It has conflict and resolution. And most importantly it was anything but boring.
It has only 220 words but the story is engaging, captivating and funny.
It’s even easier to communicate in Spanish with a small amount of words. In fact with just 138 words, you can make as many as 88, 000 Spanish phrases.
We often think the missing piece to getting by in a language is more vocabulary but that’s not the case in Spanish. Choosing the right words and learning the patterns to combine them into many useful phrases is the best way to get by in Spanish quickly.
Like the Cat in the Hat you can express humor, drama, and fun with just a small vocabulary.
Synergy Spanish gives you those 138 words in an easy, step-by-step system to command the most powerful patterns in Spanish. You’ll speak a lot of Spanish with a small vocabulary that anyone at any age can put to use.
“You’re off to great places
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So get on your way.”