Jun 262013


John is a huge Dr. Seuss fan.  He loves all books by Dr. Seuss.  I think he bought Kayleigh’s first Dr. Seuss book the week we found out I was pregnant with her, and we’ve accumulated many more books by Dr. Seuss since then!

John and Kayleigh Reading Dr. Seuss

While books by Dr. Seuss can be quite silly and crazy, most of his books teach a valuable lesson, in a subtle way that children will never forget. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Here’s a list of our 10 Favorite Books by Dr. Seuss:

Our 10 Favorite Books by Dr. Seuss 

1.  The Lorax – The Lorax is a wonderful book that teaches children to care about our planet.  We want to teach Kayleigh this very valuable lesson.  We can’t wait to teach her how to garden, and take care of plants, and be respectful of all living things.

The Lorax

2.  Oh, the Places You’ll Go – This book is awesome because it encourages children, and even adults, and shows them that even though there will be many ups and downs throughout their lives, they have the potential to do anything they want.  This book makes an excellent graduation gift!

Oh, the Places You'll Go

3.  The Sneetches and Other Stories – This books contains a few different stories, but our favorite is The Sneetches. This story teaches children to be acceptable to others, even if they are different.

The Sneetches

4.   Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book – This is an excellent bedtime story.  It’s warm and cozy, and full of wonderful illustrations.  

Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book

5.   The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins – This book teaches children about bullying and the abuse of power.

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

6.  Wacky Wednesday – While this book doesn’t really teach children a “valuable lesson”, it does teach them to be observant, as they scan each page to find all of the things out of place.  When I was a little girl, my Nana had this book at her house, and it was one of my favorites.  I read this book many times, and it always made me laugh!  This book isn’t actually by Dr. Seuss but it’s in the Cat in the Hat’s Beginner Books series. 

Wacky Wednesday

7.  There’s No Place Like Space:  All About Our Solar System – This is an incredible tool for teaching children about our solar system.  Cat in the Hat heads to space and rhymes his way among the planets, teaching important facts along the way.  This book isn’t actually by Dr. Seuss, but it’s in The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library.There's No Place Like Space 8.  Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? –  This books teaches children to be appreciative of what they have, because there are people that are far worse off.  

Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?

9.  Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! – This book encourages children to be creative and use their imaginations

Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

10.  How the Grinch Stole Christmas – No Dr. Seuss book collection would be complete without this book.  How the Grinch Stole Christmas teaches children all about the Christmas spirit, and that Christmas in not all about presents, but about being with the ones you love.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

What are your favorite books by Dr. Seuss?

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