Personally, I think the man was a genius to write those early readers and make them so good working from a word list.
And I am almost certain that I have never heard a forced Seuss rhyme. Which is amazing considering that he wrote everything in rhyme. And then there are the illustrations!
Some of our personal favorite Dr. Seuss books are:
Fox in Socks – My this one gets tongue-twister crazy by the end, but we love it!
Green Eggs and Ham – Yes, one everyone loves. I like to read it with gusto!
The Tooth Book – This is Seuss, but he is writing as Theo Lesieg, and the illustrations are not his. This one may be one of our favorites though. There is a clam named Pam. 🙂
Six by Seuss: A Treasury of Dr. Seuss Classics – We also own this compilation which provides a wide selection, including favorites The Grinch and Horton Hears a Who.
Dr. Seuss Birthday Activities
I thought it might be fun to look at a few low-stress, non-crafty ways to celebrate March 2.
- Read a Dr. Seuss book or two. Goes without saying that this would be a thing to do!
- Watch Dr. Seuss, usually the free movie-of-the-week at BrainPop Jr. for this week, and do some of the fun activities.
- Watch The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That on your local PBS station.
- Play rhyming games. How many words can you name that rhyme with bird or house or car? Giggle over the nonsense words that are sure to come up. Make a list. Can you write a two or three line poem?
- Eat green eggs and ham.
- Visit Seusville.com and explore.
- Make oobleck. (Ok, I’ll admit that the mess of this could be a little stressful. We have done it outside, and honestly it scrapes right off when dry.)
There it is. I am done. Now you can have some fun!