10 Must-Read Books by Dr. Seuss

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
—Oh, the Places You’ll Go

places you'll go

Most people will probably know who wrote this; after all, everybody knows Dr. Seuss! Who hasn’t read The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Oh the Places You’ll Go, The Lorax, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas?

Dr. Seuss is definitely one of the most loved children’s books writer of all time. His over 45 books have been translated into more than 20 languages, adapted into films and cartoons, republished in magazines and other collected works, mentioned in songs, and have inspired a lot of people, big and small (“A person’s a person, no matter how small!”).

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Photo by Al Ravenna via Wikipedia

Theodor Seuss Geisel in real life, Dr. Seuss has won several awards, including  two Oscars (one for Documentary Feature and another for Animated Short Film), two Emmys, a Peabody award, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, and a special Pulitzer Prize. He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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In light of a long-lost book that’s about to be released (What Pet Should I Get?), here are the top 10 of Dr. Seuss’s books. Buy all for all the children in your life, including yourself!

cat in the hat

  1. The Cat in the Hat is for everyone who has ever had a problem thinking of what to do on a rainy day.
  2. Oh, the Places You’ll Go is for everyone who loves traveling, of seeing strange places and stranger creatures. Definitely not just for kids.
  3. Green Eggs and Ham. One of the most hilarious Dr. Seuss books, this story will make you rhyme, and give you the most wonderful time
  4. The Lorax. Who doesn’t love the Lorax? Readers will read about the importance of saving Mother Nature, in one fantastic story!
  5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas will teach kids the true meaning of Christmas and give you a good time while at it, too. You can even watch the two movies and see the Grinch in his total green-ness.
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  7. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish is for kids who are just learning to count and identify colors, with lots of nonsense words thrown into the mixture, as always.
  8. Dr. Seuss’s ABC will be your children’s best ABC book ever, with lots of invented words and all things silly.
  9. Fox in Socks is great for those who enjoy a good tongue twister or two. It won’t fail to make kids (and adults) laugh!
  10. Happy Birthday to You! is for any birthday boy or girl who’ll learn that “no one alive who is you-er than you!”
  11. Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! encourages creativity and imagination, and gives lots of rhyming nonsense words, too, as only Dr. Seuss can think of them.
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Dr. Seuss has so many more great books, but one thing is for sure. His books are definitely not for kids. After all, as he says in I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Here’s to you, Dr. Seuss!