December 12, 2008

Favorite Dr. Seuss Books

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6a00e55007a31488340105364bd80f970b-800wi He’s the original Master Rhymer of the 20th century, the one and only Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss has become not only a legend, but a favorite among children and adults alike. With his kooky characters, fun drawings, imaginative worlds, and crazy stories, how could one not like his books?

Here are my five favorite Dr. Seuss books: 

Oh_the_places_youll_go5. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! (1990)

This was one of the last books he wrote, and it’s by far one of my favorites. It’s both inspiring and entertaining. Plus, any book that starts out with “Congratulations!” has to be motivational and enjoyable.

How_the_grinch_stole_christmas4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957)

One of the greatest children’s holiday classics and with one of the most recognized characters in literature — how could I not have this book on a Dr. Seuss top five list? In addition this book has also been made in not one, but TWO movies.

Onefish_twofish_redfish_bluefish 3. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960)

I believe this was the first Dr. Seuss book I ever read, and it immediately got me hooked on his quirky rhymes and zany illustrations. And even though it’s for ages 4-8, it’s still fun for me to look at.

6a00e55007a3148834010536536be9970c-100wi2. Cat in the Hat (1957)

Ever been stuck inside while it’s raining outside with nothing do? You’re just sitting there staring out the window wishing it would stop? Next time this happens, check out Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat! You could have a crazy cat in a hat running around and messing up your house . . . Hey, it could happen!

6a00e55007a3148834010536536c14970c-100wi1. Green Eggs and Ham (1960)

Why is this my favorite Dr. Seuss book of all time? While green eggs and ham may sound disgusting, they may actually be good. You never know if you’ll like something until you try it! Great message + a book about food = a great read, in my opinion.

After reading all these books, I’d almost consider Dr. Seuss to be the very first rap artist. With the rhyming, the beats, and his name . . .

What are YOUR favorite Dr. Seuss books or Dr. Seuss rhymes/lines?

— Carly M., STACKS Staffer

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  1. PrincessMARM

    My favorite Dr.Seuss book is Green Eggs and ham.So I wanted green
    eggs.So my dad got foodcoloring and put it in the eggs and he dos it
    with red.

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  2. magic*esi

    I have to say that those are sort of my favorites too, but mine would
    be:
    1. The Lorax, just because I love it and I really like saving the
    environment.
    2. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Especially the Waiting Room.
    3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas- what you said.
    4. The Sneetches and Other Stories, because it is a good book.
    5. that one called the Dr. Seusserific Birthday Day or something.
    Someone read it to me in a class, and I loved it so much I wanted to
    hear it again, but I never found it again.

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  3. imbozimo

    I used to love all of these as a little kid. One other Dr. Seuss book
    that I loved (and still do love) was “Mr. Brown Can Moo!” I remember my
    mom and dad doing all of the different sounds in the book when they
    read it to me at bedtime.

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  4. BeccaMonkey987

    Weird, I was feeling random, so I sent a Buzz Board post screaming
    GREEN EGGS AND HAM!!!!! Anyway, who doesn’t like Dr. Seuss?

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  5. Zoyanna

    1.Hop on Pop.”Where is Brown? There is Brown! Mr. Brown is out of
    town.”
    2.The Cat in the Hat, especially Thing One and Thing Two.
    3. The Lorax, even though it makes me really sad.
    4.Marvin K. Mooney Can You Please Go NOW- this book introduced me to
    the joys of making up my own words.My mom used to read it to me a lot.
    5. If I Ran the Circus- The whole book is like a huge tongue twister:
    “While a Bolster blows bloops on on a three-nozzled bloozer, a Nolster
    blows floops on a one-nozzled noozer!” However over 55 pages of that
    means you can get really tongue tied reading it out loud.

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