How The Grinch Stole Christmas! is my favourite christmas story ever. I read it to my kids several times in the run-up to the christmas holidays. I adore the repetitions and the fact that Dr. Seuss dared use 'mouses' for the plural of mouse.
It shows that we can all choose our own way of writing, inject our personality into our text, and still come up with a fantastic, workable product.
Next year I resolve to stop worrying about old writing rules and stick to what I know best - writing as me!
MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!