Monday, March 13

20 Favorite Dr. Seuss Books

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Dr. Seuss is my children's favorite author of children's books. Dr. Seuss' books have been around since my grandparents were kids. Amazingly, Dr. Seuss books have stood the test of time by still being popular after all these many decades. What's my favorite Dr. Seuss book? It's hard to say. There are so many good Dr. Seuss books.
My youngest son is addicted to Dr. Seuss books. Every week we go to the library and get a couple more Dr. Seuss books. He memorizes the Dr. Seuss books that are read to him. He can't read yet but he sits with his Dr. Seuss books on his lap, turns the pages and recites them.
I learned to read with Dr. Seuss books. When I was a little girl I was very sickly. I spent a lot of time at the doctor's office. Every time we went there were Dr. Seuss books and Highlights magazines at a small table of the waiting room. I would sit and read all the Dr. Suess books and Highlights magazines while I waited my turn. Thanks to Dr. Seuss and his fun children's books I learned to read and learned to love reading.
I want to introduce you to Dr. Seuss books. Below is a listing of Dr. Seuss books that I am familiar with and a short description of each. I hope you an your children enjoy these Dr. Seuss books as much as my children and I do.
These are just a few of the books by Dr. Seuss. It seems that there are quite a few Dr. Seuss books I've never read. With my son's love for reading I will keep getting him new Dr. Seuss books until we have read them all. This could take a long, long time. I'm really looking forward to it.
The Cat in the HatThis Dr. Seuss book is probably one of the most popular Dr. Seuss books of all time. There have been movies made from this Dr. Seuss story. I started reading this Dr. Seuss book when I was little and have always loved it. My sons love this Dr. Seuss book too.
There are these two kids and they're really bored because their mother is out for the day and it's raining. Then this giant cat shows up with his magical cat and makes a mess. Then there are these two things that he has with him. They're called Thing One and Thing Two, they're like small people or something. They help make a mess. Mom's on her say home. Well, I can't tell you the rest of it'll ruin the surprise.
Daisy-Head Mayzie This Dr. Seuss story is one I just recently saw on DVD. I rented it for my son. He loves it and goes around chanting 'Daisy head, daisy head, daisy head Maisy'.
In this story Dr. Seuss writes about a little girl who grows a daisy on her head while sitting in class. Poor thing is heckled by her classmates. Then the principal calls in all sorts of experts and the little girl runs away with an agent who promises to make her rich. I guess you'll have to read it to find out the rest.
Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!"Big A, little A, what begins with A, Aunt Annie's Alligator, A a a." You're kids will love this Dr. Seuss book and learn the alphabet at the same time. This is such a fun way to learn. There are weird Dr. Seuss creatures and fun word combinations.
The Foot Book : Dr. Seuss's Wacky Book of OppositesThis has been the favorite Dr. Seuss books of all my boys. When my oldest was little he used to have me read it to him over and over. Now my youngest reads it. Actually he has it memorized. He sits and flips through the pages and recites it.
As you read through this Dr. Seuss book your child will learn opposites in a fun way, so fun that he won't even know he's learning anything at all. He'll just think it's a fun book to read. The best thing about it, from my point of view, is that my kids learned left from right while I read it to them.
Fox in SocksThis is a book of tongue twisters done the Dr. Seuss way. It's so funny to try to read and the characters are funny too. My favorite part is the part about Tweetle Beetles. Try to read this Dr. Seuss book one out loud and see how well you do with the Dr. Seuss flavored tongue twisters.
Great Day for Up!Everyone is getting up. The whole world wakes up in this Dr. Seuss book. From the smallest bug to the biggest creature, everyone gets up. Except one person.
Green Eggs and HamThis is my favorite book by Dr. Seuss, always has been. In this Dr. Seuss book there's this one guy who wants this other guy to try eating green eggs and ham. The second guy doesn't want to try this strange food. The first guy follows the second guy around everywhere trying to get him to eat green eggs and ham. Everything rhymes too. This is great for your little one who likes rhyming or is going into kindergarten and needs to learn how to rhyme things. There's a surprise ending too.
Happy Birthday to You! There's a wondrous, Dr. Seuss place where everyone is taken on their birthday and given many presents and anything they want. A bird comes into your room in the morning and takes you away to this wonderful fantasy world where you are treated to all sorts of things all day long.
Hop on PopThere is a page in this Dr. Seuss book where the children hop on pop. My youngest son loves this and tries to hop on mom and dad and brothers. The rest of the book has all sorts of things that rhyme and is very funny. This is one of my youngest son's favorite Dr. Seuss books.
Horton Hatches the EggHorton the elephant is talked into sitting on an egg for a whole year until it hatches while the mother bird goes on vacation. He has a terrible year with all sorts of calamities. There's a surprise when the egg hatches that could only happen in Dr. Seuss' world.
Horton Hears a Who!Horton hears a small voice. He believes that it is a small creature. The voice tells him there is a whole community on a speck of dust. Horton decides to protect this community. The problem is that all the other animals are against him and don't believe that there can possibly be a community of people on the speck of dust and they try to destroy it.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!The Grinch is my favorite Christmas character. This Dr. Seuss book is great. The movie For this Dr. Suess book is played every year during the Christmas season and my kids love it. We have it recorded and my youngest watches it at least once a week.
This character, the Grinch, is angry at the town below for celebrating Christmas and decides to put a stop to it once and for all. He dresses up like Santa and puts antlers on his dog and they hop on the sleigh and sled down the mountain to the town below. He steals all the Christmas presents, decorations, ornaments, everything and takes them back to the top of the mountain. Then there's a surprise ending.
I Am Not Going To Get Up TodayNo matter what you do to this boy, he is not going to get up. they try just about everything and he just stays in bed. This is fun reading for little boys.
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!This Dr. Seuss book gets boys to want to read. It tells them how much fun stories are and it does it in a fun way. By the time your son is finished reading this Dr. Seuss book they will have a love for reading, if not for the fun of the story but because the Cat in the Hat tells them to.
The LoraxThis is a Dr. Seuss book about how people take over the land they move onto and ruin it. It's a great story and lots of fun. The Lorax is trying very hard to keep the Onceler from destroying the land as he creates his Sneeds. It's sort of a sad story but there is an idea at the end about how it can all be made better, if only someone tries.
Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!Marvin K. Mooney needs to go somewhere but doesn't seem to want to listen and do what he's told. He is given many choices on ways that he can leave and they are all very funny.
Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can YouMr. Brown can make all sorts of noises, not just animal noises either. You won't be able to believe all the sounds Mr. Brown can do. Your child will be trying to make these sounds too.
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! This Dr. Seuss book gives your child ideas about what they can think about. This is great for a child who needs some help using their imagination.
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue FishDr. Seuss teaches basic skills in this book. Counting, colors and other things. It's fun to read and full of silly things.
The Sneetches and Other StoriesThis Dr. Seuss book was made into a movie. The movie was wonderful, I remember seeing it when I was a child and loved it.
There are these Sneetches you see. Some have stars on their bellies and some don't. The ones with stars think they're better than the ones without stars and won't let them join in any games or anything. Then comes along this little man with this machine that can put stars on there bellies. Now they all have stars. Well, the star belly Sneetches won't have this so they have their stars taken off. Soon you can't tell who was who. There's a happy ending.