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:
5. 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.
4. 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.
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.
2. 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!
1. 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