When I was little, there were few things I enjoyed more than a bedtime story. My parents would read to me almost every night, and many of my favorites were the cooky, sing-songy books of Dr. Seuss.

Today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and many schools are reading his books to kids. When I was a teacher, many of us would go from class to class acting out Dr. Seuss books (and this was middle school!) and encouraging kids to read.

Although his books are seen as just for young kids, Dr. Seuss’ tackled some pretty heavy subjects. Environmentalism (The Lorax), being open to trying new things (Green Eggs & Ham), and the importance of following your dreams (Oh, he Places You’ll Go), all exposed kids to various aspects of our world.

For me, those early interactions with words, snuggled up with my folks, helped shape the love that I have for books today.

But how about you? What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss book? 

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  • befree

    I LOVE Horton Hatches the Egg .The book concerns an elephant named Horton, who is convinced by Mayzie (a lazy, irresponsible bird) to sit on her egg while she takes a short “break”.

    “I meant what I said and I said what I meant, And an elephant’s faithful, one hundred per cent!”

    I just adore that book.. and cartoon.

  • pink

    Green Eggs and Ham

  • I had the entire collection as a child with the Cat in the Hat book stand!! Green Eggs and Ham is my favorite though followed closely by The Lorax and Oh the Places You Will Go. I currently own all 3 and yes I’m a full grown adult with no kids! But I can’t wait to share them when I do have kids. Thanks to Dr. Seuss for all of the memories!

  • Brasilia

    The Cat in the Hat.