Despite the recent banishment of several Dr. Seuss books, they still are well loved by children and adults alike and can teach many great lessons to kids. Here are 12 of the best Dr. Seuss books, most of which are among the bestselling of the Dr. Seuss book, and a few that are less well-known but that we love.
In this iconic book, two bored kids trapped inside by the rain have their day shaken up by the Cat in the hat, while Thing One and Thing Two wreck the house. The silly antics are sure to keep children entertained.
This book is often gifted to students graduating from college. The character in the book explores, thinking of all the places he’ll visit and things he will discover.
3. The Lorax
This book has been made into a movie, so most are familiar with the plot. The book teaches the danger overusing the natural resources of the earth.
This fun rhyming book is a bestseller that teaches the importance of trying new things, because you just might like them!
This popular story has been made and remade into a movie multiple times. It of course teaches the true spirit of Christmas.
A wise old man offers advice in the Desert of Drize. This is a great book for those who need a little cheering up so they can see just how lucky they are.
This rhyming book is great for beginning readers, with simple words and illustrations and all sorts of silly situations.
8. Hop on Pop
This very simple book is geared toward toddlers, and is full of short, simple rules and fun rhymes. It even comes as a board book.
9. Fox in Socks
This book is full of increasingly difficult, hilarious tongue-twisters as Fox talks to Knox (and with them is a box and a pair of socks). How fast can you read it out loud?
10. Dr. Seuss’s ABC
This is another great book for beginning readers and even comes in a board book format. Kids can learn the letters of the alphabet as they read through what words start with each letter, along with a little twist.
In this book, the Yooks and Zooks live on either side of a wall. The Yooks eat their bread with the butter side up, and the Zooks eat it with the butter side down. Their differences lead to escalating attacks, and the threat of mutual destruction. The book ends imparts a clear warning against war with its satirical plot.
This simple book is all about feet and different places they can be and what they’re doing, all phrased in opposites!
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