There's an app that gives you access to all of Dr. Seuss' books, but somehow I find it more appealing to have actual real-world books for my baby boy instead.
And then I realized (with a quick check online) that Dr. Seuss has about 70+ published children's books-- that's quite a number of books!
Even when I was a kid, Dr. Seuss books were the go-to reading material for little boys and girls. Theodore Seuss Giesel, the man behind the Dr. Seuss monicker (although the "Seuss" in his real name is pronounced "zoice", rather than the more popular "soose" in his pen name), has churned out book after book dating as far back as the 30's and 40's.
Dr. Seuss books are absurd and silly, but it's this whimsical quality that makes it ideal for encouraging playfulness, imagination, and creative wordplay-- all great stuff for a healthy, growing baby!
16 of the top 100 children's books were from Dr. Seuss (according to Publishers Weekly in 2000), including his three top bestsellers, "Green Eggs and Ham", "The Cat in the Hat", and "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish".
Here's a list of books published by Dr. Seuss:
The Pocket Book of Boners (1931)
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937)
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (1938)
The Seven Lady Godivas (1939)
The King's Stilts (1939)
Horton Hatches the Egg (1940)
McElligot's Pool (1947)
Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose (1948)
Bartholomew and the Oobleck (1949)
If I Ran the Zoo (1950)
Gerald McBoing Boing (1950)
Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories (1950)
Scrambled Eggs Super! (1953)
Horton Hears a Who! (1954)
On Beyond Zebra! (1955)
If I Ran the Circus (1956)
The Cat in the Hat (1957)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957)
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back (1958)
Happy Birthday to You! (1959)
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960)
Green Eggs and Ham (1960)
The Sneetches and Other Stories (1961)
Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book (1962)
Dr. Seuss's ABC (1963)
Hop on Pop (1963)
Fox in Socks (1965)
I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew (1965)
The Foot Book (1968)
I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories (1969)
My Book about ME (1969)
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?: Dr. Seuss's Book of Wonderful Noises! (1970)
The Lorax (1971)
Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! (1972)
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (1973)
The Shape of Me and Other Stuff (1973)
There's a Wocket in My Pocket! (1974)
Great Day for Up! (1974)
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! (1975)
The Cat's Quizzer (1976)
I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! (1978)
Oh Say Can You Say? (1979)
Hunches in Bunches (1982)
The Butter Battle Book (1984)
You're Only Old Once! (1986)
I Am Not Going to Get Up Today! (1987)
The Tough Coughs as He Ploughs the Dough (1987)
Oh, the Places You'll Go! (1990)
Daisy-Head Mayzie (1995)
My Many Colored Days (1996)
Oh, Baby, the Places You'll Go! (1997)
Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! (1998)
The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories (2011)
Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories (2014)
What Pet Should I Get? (2015)
Here are a few additional books published by Dr. Seuss under different pen-names: as Theo. LeSieg or Rosetta Stone:
Ten Apples Up On Top! (1961)
I Wish That I Had Duck Feet (1965)
Come over to My House (1966)
The Eye Book (1968)
I Can Write! A Book by Me, Myself (1971)
In a People House (1972)
Wacky Wednesday (1974)
The Many Mice of Mr. Brice (1974)
Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? (1975)
Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo!! (1975)
Hooper Humperdink...? Not Him! (1976)
Please Try to Remember the First of Octember! (1977)
Maybe You Should Fly a Jet! Maybe You Should Be a Vet! (1980)
The Tooth Book (1981)
So that's 50+ books as Dr. Seuss, and another dozen or so as his other pseudonyms.
Our goal is to collect them all for our baby boy's growing book collection. Ebooks are relatively easy to source, but the real books will be quite a challenge!
For more info on Dr. Seuss books, as well as games and activities you can do with your kids (and other fun stuff), head on over to the official website at www.seussville.com.
I can't stress this enough: reading is good for you.
I know you're busy with work, with business, or your various personal projects, but the long-term benefits of picking up a book, and leafing through a few pages each day, can have a real positive impact on you.
Some people prefer the touch and smell of the real deal, while others are OK with ebook versions uploaded onto their digital readers. Either way is fine-- as long as you keep on reading.
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