Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Here are some of our favorite Dr. Seuss titles, what are yours?

Hop on Pop was a favorite Dr. Seuss book of mine and also of my children. I read the dickens out of that book to my boys and then they in turn read the dickens out of it to me. It was this book that taught them to read, with its hilarious rhymes and funny illustrations. How proud they were the first time they were able to read to me! We laughed a lot at what Pat sat on and what a bad day Dad had. And who can forget Mr. Brown and Mr. Black! All in all, looking through the book again after all these years brings back such warm memories of time shared with my precious children. Now, onto One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish!

Marlene Patten, Library Assistant

Favorite Dr. Seuss book:
I can’t pick just ONE favorite Dr. Seuss book! How about I give you my top 5 instead?
1.) The Sleep Book
2.) Fox in Socks
3.) One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
4.) Green Eggs and Ham
5.) Oh, the Places You’ll Go

Least favorite Dr. Seuss book:

I would have to say The Foot Book. (But, that’s probably because I don’t like feet in general!) 

Dr. Seuss Fun Facts!

Real Name: Theodor Geisel

Where he got his name: Seuss was his middle name, and his mother’s maiden name.

Other Pen Names: Theophrastus Seuss, Theo LeSieg, and Rosetta Stone

Honors: Academy Award (x2), Emmy Award (x2), a Peabody Award, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, The Lewis Carroll Shelf Award (x2), the Inkpot Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.

Dr. Seuss has been in Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid dead celebrities every year since the list was started in 2001.

 “I am what I am! That’s a great thing to be! If I say so myself, happy birthday to me!” ~ Dr. Seuss

Jess – Young Adult Librarian.

Favorite?

Dr. Seuss’s ABC: I love a good, simple, and fun ABC book. They’re perhaps the pinnacle of all Children’s Books for me! If you can make the ABC’s fun, you can do anything. Seuss does just that with this one.

Least favorite?

I don’t think I have one. There’s a thread of consistency and quality in all of his books, and I think that is something we should recognize.

One additional observation: is it just me, or does anyone else get really hungry if they read “The Butter Battle Book”???

Justin

Dr. Seuss wrote more than 40 books for children!  I have read MANY of them, though I won’t claim to have read them all!

Green Eggs and Ham was one of Dr. Seuss titles I read when learning to read. – Believe it or not, the book only uses 50 different words.  Amazing!

As Jess pointed out earlier, I don’t think I have only one favorite, I enjoy the rhythm of his words.  The illustrations draw me in.  Some of the titles are rather intriguing.

Horton Hears a Who has a wonderful message – one that we should all remember – people are people – size, shape, color, gender, abilities, challenges –  “a  person’s a person, no matter how small”.

Ann Russell, Technology Librarian

Favorite

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories: I like this book the most because as a child I had the big hard copy of this book for myself.

Least Favorite

I did not dislike any of his books but disliked some of the words that he would use, that as a child I could not pronounce.

As a child I would receive books in the mail through an “I Can Read” program. This was one of my greatest memories growing up.

Ginni Nichols, Children’s Librarian