We will soon be celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday in March, so I decided to take a look at my children’s Dr. Seuss collection and list five (six) must read Dr. Seuss books. It is pretty hard to narrow down the amazing Dr. Seuss to such a short list! I have listed the books I find myself reading over (and over and over) again.
This is Numero Uno, of course! The Cat in the Hat is one of my all-time favorite books. Does anyone else find themselves reciting the infamous first lines The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house All that cold cold wet day… any time it’s dreary outside? The fun-loving Cat in the Hat shakes up an otherwise boring day with all his zany gadgets and Thing One & Thing Two! But what will Dick and Sally’s mom say when she comes home and sees the mess?
What would we eat at Dr. Seuss parties had he not written Green Eggs and Ham? I love this whimsical book and the fun message about trying new foods that it gets across to even the youngest picky eaters.
Every kid thinks there is something so funny and silly about hopping on Pop. My kids giggle just reading the title Hop on Pop. The book is full of simply rhyming words that are perfect for young children learning to read by themselves.
Mr. Brown can make every sound in the book – from animal sounds to frying pan noise! This is such a fun read-aloud that makes a great first book for baby and preschoolers.
If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take one book about the alphabet with you, it should be Dr. Seuss’s ABC. Generations of children (me included!) have Dr. Seuss to thank for teaching us the alphabet with his fun pictures and great rhymes. Big A Little A, what begins with A? Aunt Annie’s alligator…A…a…a!
OK – I can’t stop myself at just five…I have to list How the Grinch Stole Christmas – what holiday book collection would be complete without the classic tale of the Grinch? It’s one of the top selling children’s classics of all time. Even though the mischievous Grinch plots to ruin Whoville’s Christmas, his sudden change of heart turns him into a loveable character and helps us all remember the true reason for the holiday.
What is YOUR favorite Dr. Seuss book? Don’t let me leave it out of this list – share it in the comments!