Yesterday, March 2nd was Dr. Seuss’ birthday. He would have been 107. And if you are a Dr. Seuss fan (and who isn’t), you know that he has written so many amazing titles. But I thought, in honor of his birthday, I would share with you my two favorite Dr. Seuss books.
Horton Hears a Who! Random House, August 1954
Horton is so lovable. First off, just look at him, he’s an elephant with really cute ears! Second, he exemplifies all of the qualities that we wish we were: loyal, brave, trustworthy, just. Discover Horton, as he saves an entire world.
Look at Horton, what’s not to love about him? So grab your child, snuggle up with them, and discover all of the virtues that Horton has.
Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! Knopf, April 2008
Here’s why I love this book…..a bunch of sketches, words, etc. were found that Dr. Seuss had done. While they were not enough to put an entire book together, Jack Prelutsky and Lane Smith stepped up to the plate to finish it. So while you get a fantastic “finished” story, you get to see sketches and notes that Dr. Seuss wrote! I thought it was amazing to get a “behind the scenes” look at the amazing Seuss. Oh, and the story has a fantastic message. If you are a teacher, you will appreciate the response to “The Big Test”.