A Few of Our Favorite Dr. Seuss Books

Sing-songy, funny rhymes and crazy characters all add up to great fun in Dr. Seuss’ book, “There’s a Wocket in My Pocket!”  What child wouldn’t love to have their own ‘wocket’ or whatever the heck that is, in their pockets.  Let’s face it, children are natural poets, when words rhyme, regardless of their context or meaning, it is fun and well, a little bit crazy, too.  But that is just what your child expects when they read anything by Dr. Seuss.

Yuk!  Green eggs…and ham?  Who would like this for breakfast?  Probably not your typical preschooler, but certainly they’ll love the idea of being chased around with something, so gross! And we all know how hard it is to get them to eat something new. Come on, just try it…you might like it!

I admit it, I love this book!  I would often ask my own children what they wanted to read for bedtime and was never disappointed when they chose this book.  Who was this ‘Yertle’? Your child can tell you, he was a rather unhappy and miserable turtle who felt as though his throne was a little too little for the great king that he was.

What could he do to change all of that?  Why make it bigger of course, commanding all his fellow turtles to stack up, shell over shell, making his turtle throne so grand, King Yertle could finally rule of all what he can see.   But all is not well in that turtle kingdom, especially poor ‘Mack’ stuck at the bottom of the pile left to endure the weight for a most unbecoming ruler.  But even the most lowly of turtles can de-throne the greatest of kings.

Another one of my favorites is the story of Gertrude McFuzz, the plainest bird there ever was, whose tail always seemed a little too skimpy.   What happens when she’s finally able to make herself fancy?  Read and see for yourself!

Children love great stories, and as you know with young kids, sometimes the weirder, the better!  When you throw in funny nonsense rhymes and crazy creatures, well, let’s face it, you’ve got the recipe for a classic children’s book.   Dr. Seuss is sure to please even the most discerning child.