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Top 15 Dr Seuss Books

Dr. Seuss, the pen name of Theodore Geisel, was a writer and illustrator of 40 children’s books. His writings have become required reading for anyone who loves rhyme, nonsense, vivid pictures, and wonderful word images and some have even gone on to aid very young children in their reading. His collected works consistently rank on Top 20 lists on book reviews to this day and will likely continue to do so for years to come. On occasion, hidden within the storyteller’s prose, lies slightly hidden meanings often pointing fingers at government, special interest groups, or even human error. Here are 15 of his finest works.

15. I Had Trouble Getting to Solla Sallew 1965

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This book follows the tale of a young person who discovers the “troubles” of life and wishes to escape them. Through a series of adventures experienced when trying to reach the mythical city of the title (“where they never have troubles/at least very few”) the protagonist comes to realize that he must face his problems instead of running away from them. It features typical nonsense occurrences, as well as some mild political statements. In one instance, the protagonist is forced to pull a wagon for a bossy would-be assistant. In another scene, he is drafted into the army under the command of the fearsome, but basically cowardly, tyrant General Genghis Khan Schmitz. The protagonist’s yearning for Solla-Sollew, and his difficulties in getting there, forshadow a more bleak phase of Seuss’s writing.

14. Hop On Pop 1963

Hop On Pop

Subtitled “The Simplest Seuss for Youngest Use,” this book is perfect for teaching the rudiments of reading. Simple rhyming words, such as PUP and UP, are stacked one over the other in large capitals, so that readers see that “up” is contained in the word “pup.” Sentences using these words are accompanied by humorous illustrations to complete the playful reading lesson.

13. Scrambled Eggs Super 1953

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Peter T. Hooper doesn’t like to brag, but he may be the most creative, adventurous cook in children’s literature. Searching for ingredients for his Scrambled Eggs Super, he’s off on a series of egg-collecting expeditions. Wacky Seussian birds roost in every imaginable nook and cranny, and the rollicking, rhythmic text is bursting with names like Ham-ikka-Schnim-ikka-Schnam-ikka Schnopp. Eventually, after amassing the enormous egg stash and nearly filling his kitchen, Peter creates his homemade recipe and ultimately realizes that it tastes pretty much as he imagined it would.

12. Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? 1973

Did I Ever Tell You

A little boy who feels sad and blue learns that he is lucky after listening to an old man talk of other people’s misfortunes. Compared to the problems of some of the creatures the old man describes, the boy is really quite lucky. The ultimate lesson being, of course, that you are always better off than you think you are.

11. On Beyond Zebra 1955

On Beyond Zebra

Of all the Seuss books, this one fits best into the genre of ‘literary nonsense’. The young narrator, not content with the confines of the ordinary alphabet, invents a whole new one that pushes beyond the penultimate, ‘Z’, with a fantastic creature corresponding to each new letter. The creatures include favorites such as the Floobooberbabooberbubs, large buoyant heads which float serenely in the water. These naturally serve as the example for the letter “Floob”. The mind of a child is once again beautifully rendered here showing us all that the confines of normalcy can always be stretched.

10. If I Ran the Zoo 1950

If I Ran The Zoo

Seuss is credited with inventing the word “Nerd” with the sentence “And then, just to show them, I’ll sail to Ka-Troo/And Bring Back an It-Kutch a Preep and a Proo/A Nerkle a Nerd and a Seersucker, too!”
In the book, Gerald McGrew is a kid who, when visiting a zoo, finds that the exotic animals are “not good enough”. He says that if he ran the zoo, he would let all of the current animals free and find new, more bizarre and exotic ones. He also imagines the praise he receives from others, who are amazed at his “new Zoo, McGrew Zoo”. The book illustrates well the theme of children’s imaginations always being better than the subject at hand.

9. Yertle the Turtle 1958

Yertle

The story revolves around a turtle named Yertle (hence the name of the book) who is the king of a pond. He commands the other turtles to stack themselves beneath him so he may have a throne high enough to see and rule over more land. A little turtle named Mack, who is standing at the bottom of the pile, complains, “I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.” Yertle refuses to listen to Mack’s pleas and commands more and more turtles to add to his throne. When Yertle notices the moon rise above him as the night approaches, he decides to call for 5,607 more turtles for the stack to try to rise above it. However, before he can give the command, Mack, strained and angry, burps, shaking the stack of turtles and tossing Yertle off into the mud. The story ends with: “And the turtles, of course… all the turtles are free, As turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.” It is said by Dr. Seuss himself that “Yertle the Turtle” was modeled after the rise of Hitler. The book explained his feelings about fascism, Nazis, and delusions of grandeur.


8. Green Eggs and Ham 1960

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There are two main characters in this book: one named Sam, and a second who is never named. Sam is filled with energy and enthusiasm; his opposite number is grumpy and irritable. The plot revolves around Sam’s efforts to get his friend to try “green eggs and ham”. The friend refuses to taste the dish, and only wants to be left in peace. Sam goes through a plethora of locations (house, car, tree) and dining partners (fox, goat, mouse) trying to persuade his friend to eat, but without success. The triumphant conclusion of Seuss’s tale occurs when Sam’s pal, standing in shallow water after a train crash, surrounded by various people and beasts, finally succumbs and agrees to try the delicacy pronouncing it quite tasty. This book clearly illustrates the old axiom, “You will never know until you try it.”

7. The Cat in The Hat 1957

Catinhat

In this, the first book featuring the character, “the Cat”, he brings a cheerful, exotic and exuberant form of chaos to a household of two young children one rainy day while their mother is out. Bringing with him two creatures appropriately named Thing One and Thing Two, the Cat performs all sorts of wacky tricks to amuse the children, with mixed results. The Cat’s antics are louted, yet ultimately ignored, by the family pet, who is a sentient and articulate goldfish. The children (Sally and her older brother, who serves as the narrator) prove to be quite typical latchkey children by capturing the Things and bringing the Cat under control. He cleans up the house on his way out, disappearing seconds before the mother arrives. Seuss wrote the book because he felt that there should be more entertaining and fun material for beginning readers. From a literary point of view, the book is a feat of skill, since it simultaneously maintains a strict triple meter while it keeps to a tiny vocabulary, and still tells an entertaining tale.


6. Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose 1948

-Thidwick

Thidwick, one of 60 moose in a herd, accepts a bug living on his antlers, who tells a spider of the luxury, and both accept a “Zinn-a-zu” bird. The herd rejects Thidwick after the Zinnazu bird’s wife, a woodpecker, and four squirrels move in. Since food is scarce after a bobcat and turtle settle, they refuse to let him travel to the far side of Lane Winabago. Pressure hits the poor moose after three mice, a fox, a bear, and 362 bees move in on his antlers. Suddenly hunters appear who, “must get his head for the Harvard club wall”. When Thidwick is trapped after an attempt to escape, he suddenly remembers that antler-shedding season has arrived. He bucks the antlers off, leaves the freeloaders at the mercy of the hunters, and swims to the other side of the lake to rejoin his herd. His horns, and the former ingrates, are stuffed and mounted. A bit of a nod to not biting the hand that feeds you.

5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas 1957

The Grinch

The Grinch, a bitter, cave-dwelling creature with a heart “two sizes too small,” lives on snowy Mount Crumpit, a steep, 10,000 foot high mountain just north of Whoville, home of the merry and warm-hearted Whos. His only companion is Max, his faithful but dim dog. From his perch, the Grinch can hear the noisy Christmas festivities that take place in Whoville. Envious of the Whos’ happiness, he makes plans to descend on the town and, by means of burglary, deprive them of their Christmas presents and decorations and thus “prevent Christmas from coming”. However, he learns in the end that despite his success in stealing all the Christmas presents and decorations from the Whos, Christmas comes just the same. He then realizes that Christmas is more than just gifts and presents in an abvious nod to commercialism versus the true meaning of the holiday. His heart grows three sizes larger, he returns all the presents and trimmings, and is warmly welcomed into the community of the Whos.


4. Horton Hears a Who 1954

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The book tells the story of Horton the Elephant who hears a small speck of dust talking to him. It turns out the speck of dust is actually a tiny planet, home to a city called “Who-ville”, inhabited by microscopic-sized inhabitants known as Whos.

The Whos ask Horton, despite the fact that he can only hear them, to protect them from harm, to which Horton happily obliges, proclaiming throughout the book that “a person’s a person, no matter how small”. In doing so he is ridiculed and nearly murdered by the other animals in the jungle for believing in something that they are unable to see or hear.

3. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins 1938

-The 500 Hats Of Bartholomew Cubbins

Unusually for a Seuss book, it is written in prose instead of rhyming and metered verse. Although an early and atypical work, 500 Hats includes many of Dr. Seuss’ critical themes, including a rejection of absolute authority, the innocence of children, fantastic occurrences, and differing perspectives of the main characters. The story overall expresses confidence, or lack there of, that leaders—even non-elected leaders—will do the right thing.


2. The Sneetches and Other Stories 1961

Sneetches

Sneetches are a race of odd, yellow creatures who live on a beach. Some Sneetches have a star on their bellies, and some do not. Sneetches who have stars on their bellies are part of the “in crowd”, while Sneetches without stars are shunned and consequently mopey. This is a definite allegory for discrimination. In the story, a “fix-it-up chappie” named Sylvester McMonkey McBean appears. He offers the Sneetches without stars a chance to acquire them by going through his Star-On machine, for three dollars. The old star-bellied Sneetches are furious until McBean tells them about his Star-Off machine, costing ten dollars. This escalates, with the Sneetches running from one machine to the next until no one is sure who is who. This continues until the Sneetches are penniless and McBean leaves a rich man. In the end, the Sneetches learn that neither plain-belly nor star-belly Sneetches are superior, and they are able to get along and become friends.

1. The Lorax 1971

Lorax

The tale chronicles the plight of the environment and the Lorax (a “mossy, bossy” man-like creature), who speaks for the trees against the greedy Once-ler. The book is commonly recognized as a fable concerning industrialized society, using the literary element of personification to give life to industry as the Once-ler (whose face is never shown in all of the story’s illustrations) and to the environment as the Lorax.

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  • I think I’ve only read three of them (13, 8 & 7). ‘Thing 1’ and ‘Thing 2’ from ‘The Cat in the Cat’ really scared me when I was a kid (dont ask why), so I only ever read that one once.

  • jody-k

    I’m happy to see “The Lorax” at #1. It is such a beautiful and important story. There are a few here that I don’t know and that I will happily look into acquiring. I love “Horton Hatches an Egg” which is clearly a story about adoption and/or neglectful parents.
    Thanks for this list! I’d love to see more lists on books.

  • aplspud

    This list reminds me that I haven’t read nearly enough Dr. Seuss books. My godmother gave me “Oh the Places You’ll Go” as a college graduation present.

  • Camille

    No Fox in Socks?
    I don’t remember reading most of these, but I loved the cartoon version of The Sneetches.

  • skelly

    Here’s a little known fact about Green Eggs and Ham. It was the result of a bet between Dr. Seuss and his publisher over whether Seuss could write a book using no more than 50 different words. Seuss used exactly 50 different words and won the bet.

  • jbjr

    Cat in the Hat has to be number 1. 7 is way too low. Grinch, Green Eggs and Horton are my other favs.

  • Brent

    No “Oh the places you’ll go?” Considering it’s one of the defacto gifts for a high school/college grad.

  • SocialButterfly

    This is a great list but my favourite growing up was “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street”.

    I’m such a fan of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. It’s such a cute story and the animated version is a classic this time of year. I love Boris Karloff as the narrator!

  • Randall

    I agree with SocialButterfly… “And to Think That I Saw It All on Mulberry Street” was an amazing little book… I loved it when I was a kid.

  • jbjr

    Forgot about Mulberry. That one belongs on the list. Good one SocialButterfly.

  • Emily

    I love the sneetches!! That was my favorite growing up and now it’s my little boy’s favorite as well.

    I recently checked out the Butter Battle Book at the library to read to him… I remembered reading it when I was little but didn’t really remember what it was about. I was surprised when I started reading it to him! I’m assuming it was sort of about the cold war (kind of like Yertle the Turtle was w/ Hitler?) I haven’t done any research on it though. It’s really kind of a creepy book, though.

  • REPRESENT SPRINGFIELD, MA! YEEEEAH!

    Ahem. Sorry. Yay, I am glad to see The Lorax and Hop on Pop, but I love One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish a lot, too! I actually haven’t read a lot of these, which is surprising. But Dr. Seuss kind of creeps me out anyway. Something really sketchy about these that I can’t shake, haha.

  • ryanh

    I’ve always loved Dr. Seuss, and this is a great list. The Lorax has been my favorite since I was little, but I’ve read and enjoyed quite a few of the others. I actually would have been happy just to read a list of his work, without any rankings at all. I know it’s part of Yertle the Turtle, but I would have included Miss Gertrude McFuzz as a separate story.

  • Jackie

    What a great list!! I owned the 500 Hats of Bartholemew Cubbins and loved it growing up. I also loved The Lorax and Sneetches, I honestly don’t remember reading them but there was a cartoon of them and I watched it all the time. I’m glad somebody mentioned “And to Think That I Saw It All on Mulberry Street”, that was another book I loved as a child and read over and over.

  • ianrey

    Ditto on the love for “Fox in Socks.” I read this to my three year old, and the eight year old and 21-year old cousins both laugh.

    When a fox is in the bottle where the tweetle beetles battle
    with their paddles in a puddle on a noodle-eating poodle,
    THIS is what they call…

    …a tweetle beetle noodle poodle bottled paddled
    muddled duddled fuddled wuddled fox in socks, sir!

  • Hey guys! Thanks for the love for the list! Yeah, i know I left off some of the good ones like Fox in Socks (we here own that one, as well) and Mulberry Street but, as with every list, it is just so darn difficult to include all of the ones people love so much! I actually had to leave off McElligott’s Pool and I love that book! I was going for the ones with more hidden meanings or some of the firsts he did. Anyway, I appreciate all the great comments. Oh, and by the way, did you all know that Thurl Ravenscroft (he died last year I believe) did the song for The Grinch cartoon? He also happened to be the voice of Tony the Tiger! Gotta love trivia!

  • JMurf

    I’ve been a fan of this website for a while now but the lists are starting to get shit

  • Emily

    I actually thought this was a really cool idea for a list.

  • Cyn

    JMurf..you are always welcome to submit your own list for consideration of publication. :)

  • JMurf: what is wrong with Dr Seuss?! He is great

  • JMurf: Please elaborate on why these lists have gotten shit and we’ll certainly take your ideas into consideration and see what we can do. I have to wonder why you chose to post that statement on this particular list, though? I do appreciate constructive criticism but this really isn’t. Let me know how your list would have looked under the said heading? :-)

  • JMurf: can you tell me what sorts of lists you would prefer to see more of and what topics do you not like?

  • phunniemee

    I was really surprised not to see the Butter Battle Book on this list. It is truly amazing. It’s about the Cold War and the arms race, and how huge (and uncertain) fights can escalate over the smallest differences. (In this case between the Yooks, who spread butter on the top of their bread, and the Zooks, who spread it on the other side.)

    In my opinion, BBB should be 2nd (The Lorax can stay 1st, it’s a beautiful book).

    (That said, I just recently (within the week) discovered your site and I love it.)

  • phunniemee

    Here’s the wikipedia article on the Butter Battle Book:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Butter_Battle_Book

  • RockChalk

    Oh Say Can You Say and There’s a Wocket in my Pocket were my favorites as a child. And the walrus thing at the end of One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish scared the crap out of me.

  • lola

    I am so happy you placed The Lorax as number one. Thank you.

  • amoondoo

    hey i know a great list to put on!

    “Top Ten Highest Paying Jobs”

    i thought it would a good list. :-D

  • The Skepsis

    I was shocked as well by the absence of the Butter Battle Book, as it’s not just tied with The Lorax for my favorite of his, it’s also tied with The Lorax for its importance, then and now.

  • Catriona

    I absolutely loved these books as a child. My very favourite book was The Sneetches and Other Stories. “The Green Pants with no one inside”, “Too many Daves” and the Sneetches were the best. Now they are my favourite books to read to my kids – I love the rhythm and rhyme. Fantastic List

  • petey mcgee

    i can’t believe there’s no wocket in my pocket on this list!

  • Carrie

    Great list! One of my favorites hasn’t been mentioned yet… Happy Birthday to You!

  • TMo

    And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street is the best one. And the alphabet junt.

  • Gravy

    The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins was always my favorite. I think it should have been number one. Yah like someone said before me, Oh The Places You Will Go is a classic too. My mom has like fifteen coppies that she gives to people after everything, like a promotion, graduation etc…

    GREAT LIST

  • GRUMPYNZ

    My favourite is One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

  • Bree

    Thanks for this list! I always love coming onto this site and being reminded of wonderful things. I remember lying on the floor in the living room on a too-hot July morning, watching the Sneeches, the Zax, and Green Eggs and Ham. My mother had taped them all up with an old-school Japanese film called “The Fantastic Adventures of Unico.” I think I wore out that old VHS singlehandedly. Memories like that give me wonderful feelings! Thank you!

  • Martin L

    Stew: excellent list. And I can’t believe it: I was trying to remember the name of Tony the Tiger’s voice just two days ago! Thanks for the memory jog. I really can’t argue with the sequence or the accompanying text of the list on this one. (Forget JMurf. Comments like his aren’t worth the reading.) I recall that, besides the animated Grinch which everyone knows and loves around this season (and I too love Karloff’s voice work therein), there were also an animated edition of “Horton Hears a Who” from the early 70s, and an animated “Lorax.” Now: who remembers “The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T,” a live-action Seuss film from the late 40s/early 50s with Hans Conreid in the title role? Absolute classic!

  • jake ryder

    thank you so much for putting the Lorax first. The best and most controversial of Dr. Suess’ works. I read it to my son almost every night when he was a pre-schooler and still know it by heart.

    “All that was left ‘neth the bad smelling sky was my big empty factory the Lorax and I”

  • Courtney

    So many I’d forgotten. I also love “Are you my Mother?”

  • kittym

    Amazing list! I adore Dr. Seuss! My own personal favourites when I was growing up that aren’t shown on this list were There’s a Wocket in My Pocket and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. I swear if I tried hard enough, I could recite the entirety of the latter, even though I haven’t read it in years!

  • mklong

    can someone help me out, what was his story, aimed at slightly older audences that was a parallel to the cold war. something about two rival citys with a wall between them, each had an egg they were threating to drop on the other town…..anybody?

  • phunniemee

    mklong: That’s the Butter Battle Book. It wasn’t an egg, it was an atomic bomb. See my posts at #23 and 24 for more info on it. By far my favorite Seuss. :)

  • mobilelibrary

    #1:Groene eieren met ham (Green eggs +ham) because I was ecstatic when I found out I could actually read the word “boom” (tree)! It’s the first word on the dutch school curriculum, and fortunately appears on almost every page of this classic.
    #2: slurfje past op het ei (Horton Hatches an Egg)because of Hortons vow, pure poetry in dutch:” beloofd is beloofd en daar houd ik het bij- mijn woord is zo goed als een olifantsei”

  • Nelia

    I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees :)
    I was going down the list become increasingly annoyed, thinking The Lorax might not make it… but it was #1! By far my favorite, but I love all Dr. Suess and every one on the list is a good one, as are all the ones suggested by posters. I have to say that I missed The Butter Battle and Horton Hatches an Egg, both excellent stories with important messages. It is amazing that Dr. S books manage to get such adult themes into such seemingly simple childrens’ books. There is also another one I always liked about hats… but I can’t think of the title. Anyone know what I am talking about? (not the cat in the hat, obviously).

  • Nelia

    Ah, found it on the Dr. Seuss website, it is The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. Great book.

  • Tyree

    The Lorax is almost my favorite book ever. Unfortunately, my 7-year-old brother thinks it is the most boring of the Seuss books. >_>

  • My favorite (also not on the list) was Marvin K Mooney Will You Please Go Now. It had a thing in it called the Crunk Car – I desperately wanted one to go to school in.

  • JMurf

    Sorry maybe you have to read them as a child to like them. I love Roald Dahl for the simple reason I read a good few of his books when I was younger.

  • Mkfort

    I can’ believe Fox in Socks and 1 fish 2 fish red fish blue fish are nowhere to be found!! Not to mention Marvin K Mooney!! Always read it before going to bed

  • sargelegg

    I was suprised Green eggs and ham was not higher. I remember when Dr. Seuess died SNL had Jesse Jackson read it on the weekend update it was realy exellent. The Lorax does belong at #1.

  • Polly Odyssey

    The Lorax was my favourite when I was little.

  • fishing4monkeys

    What about the foot book? I loved that book when I was little!

  • kitty

    I recently aquired the 1971 book of the lorax I love this book. It tells a story of how our actions and greed can ruin the enviroment it is a great book.
    I also had the kings stilts which was a very differant dr. seuss book
    I believe Dr. seuss’s books improve with age

  • Frazzzld

    What a great list… don’t know how I missed this until now. Like a few others have said I always liked “One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish”, “Are you my mother?”, “Fox in socks”, and “Green eggs and ham”. Im going to have to look up the Lorax one because I don’t remember that one at all.

  • Vera Lynn

    I memorized Cat in the Hat for reading it so many times (still a great party trick). I also loved Fox in Sox. I can read it faster than anyone I know. Accurately. Knocks the sox off my students every year! There’s a Wocket in my Pocket another fave.I like all the guys at the end in the cellar (the teller, neller, geller, deller. . .)

  • Jessy

    Fox in Socks was always my favourite. :)

  • Meg

    Oh the Things You Can Think and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish are my favorites. :}

    Are You My Mother is quite funny, actually. XD

    I love all my Dr. Seuss books.

  • emperorskeeter

    Great list, I love Dr. Seuss and reading these books to my 3 year old is one of the most fun things I’ve ever done.

    One gripe though. In the book version of The Grinch, Mt. Crumpit was only 3000 feet high. The cartoon version of The Grinch changed it to 10000 feet.

    Hate to ask, but have you read it?

  • Meagan

    Hey! What about “Oh the Places You’ll Go!”

  • Copaface

    I do not like them Sam I Am I do not like green eggs and ham.

  • oouchan

    Fox in Socks and Great Day for Up. My personal favs.

  • Lombagador

    Top three:

    3. Butter Battle Book
    2. And to Think that I saw it on Mullberry Street
    1. The Lorax

    Also, is “Are you my mother” a Dr. Suess book? If it is, it should be here, but I didn’t think it was.

  • Looser

    Great list. LOVE the doc hes the best such a great poet too in terms of children’s literature he is rivaled in poetry skills only by Shel Silverstein.

  • Looser

    oh and oouchan: fox in socks is one of my favorites too!

  • THE LORAX!!

    That was my all time favorite book as a kid!!!! What great choices!!

  • shannon heavener

    Hi, I have been trying to figure out what book of Dr Seuss had these flying birds with long feathers on them. It’s a memory I have, but I don’t even remember the story or what book it came from. Any ideas?

  • =Tamar

    The book is _The King’s Stilts_. The birds were Nizzards and they attacked the roots of the trees. The Royal Cats chased the birds away.

  • SallySweet

    The Sneetches, Lorax, and Green Eggs and Ham are my favorites. Some of these I haven’t read, though like On Beyond Zebra. But I’m confused about one line you’ve got there: “…invents a whole new one that pushes beyond the penultimate, ‘Z’, with a fantastic creature…”

    Are you calling ‘Z’ the penultimate letter of the alphabet? Technically the penultimate letter of the alphabet is ‘Y’, hence the confusion.

  • Jason

    Great list. I just read Thidwick to my daughters last week, they loved it. I also found a site where you can get a free study guide for the book and watch a Thidwick video.

    http://www.seussdude.com/thidwick-the-big-hearted-moose.html

  • Kelly Riley

    As a newcomer to the Seuss fandom (I saw Seussical last year and was HOOKED), I haven’t read all of the books but, I have managed to read a few of them.

    I was glad to see that “Yertle The Turtle (and other stories)” made it on there at number nine… however i disagree with your reasoning, sure Yertle is a good story but I believe that the best story in that book is hands down “Gertrude McFuzz” such a CUTE character and such a FUNNY story, it literally features a bird getting plastic surgery!!!! I was sad to see it was not mentioned on this list!

    “Horton Hears A Who” Also earned it’s spot at number four. Horton is my FAVORITE Seussian character and being a small person (five feet tall ya’ll) his quote “A Person’s A Person No Matter How Small” really gets to me.

    I was unhappy to see that neither “McElligot’s Pool” or “Horton Hatches The Egg” Made it into this list… they are definitelly way up there on mine!

    Overall good list, I only had a few complaints. Keep up the good work!

  • bassbait

    Wow, is it just me or did the end of the paragraph for horton hears a who make it sound like religion? “In doing so he is ridiculed and nearly murdered by the other animals in the jungle for believing in something that they are unable to see or hear.” Lol, it’s just funny because as much as I hate that religious people are always paranoid, I am religious and I get ridiculed by people for my beliefs constantly.

  • Dweeb

    Wocket in my Pocket should be here!

  • ColtonGris

    the sleep book is my favorite used to read it before bed everynight :)

  • rogerkni

    #7 says:
    "The Cat’s antics are louted, …"
    "touted"?

  • Laydyem

    Red Hot Chili Peppers do an amazing version of Yertle the Turtle, it's a must for any Suess fan! I have the giant book of Suess for my two little ones and they love it! All are my favorite but my favorite character is Kitty O'sullivan Krauss in her big balloon swimming pool up over her house.

  • Mark

    I think Bartholomew and Hop on Pop should be 1 and 2.

  • David Sueme

    List leaves out the one Seuss book that is at all sophisticated or says anything serious. "The King's Stilts", copyright 1939 – is an allegory about the defense of England (kingdom of Binn) from the Nizzard birds – Nazi Stuka dive bombers. The evil Lord Droon probably represents Nevil Chamberlain. The King and page boy Eric represent the indomitable British spirit, the Patrol Cats the sturdy British yeomanry. All this cleverly disguised as a 64 page kids book.

  • TheDon

    Oh! The Places You’ll Go…By far his best.

  • Christopher

    YESSS! I ONLY CLICKED ON THIS ONE TO SEE IF THE LORAX WAS ON THE LIST AND ITS #1 YESS!!!!! THE LORAX IS THE BEST!!!! hehe sorry for shouting

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