Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

March 2nd celebrates the 112th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991), better known to many as Dr. Seuss. He has written many of the most popular children’s books of all time. While the books are marketed towards children, the wisdom of Dr. Seuss  goes far beyond the age of children.

We have many of Dr. Seuss’s books in the library. Come stop by and check them out!


One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (1988) – A story-poem about the activities of such unusual animals as the Nook, Wump, Yink, Yop, Gack, and the Zeds.

Bartholomew and the Oobleck (1976) – The King, tired of rain, snow, sun and fog, commands his magicians to make something else come down from the sky, but when oobleck falls, in sticky greenish droplets, Bartholomew Cubbins shames the King and saves the kingdom.

Green Eggs and Ham (1960) – “Do you like green eggs and ham?” asks Sam-I-am in this Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss. In a house or with a mouse? In a boat or with a goat? On a train or in a tree? Sam keeps asking persistently.

Hop on Pop (1991) – Pairs of rhyming words are introduced and used in simple sentences, such as “Day, Play. We play all day. Night. Fight. We fight all night.”

Horton Hears a Who! (1954) – A city of Whos on a speck of dust are threatened with destruction until the smallest Who of all helps convince Horton’s friends that Whos really exist.

Hunches in Bunches (1982) – A boy has a difficult time making decisions even though there is a vocal bunch of Hunches to help him.

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! (1993) – Advice in rhyme for proceeding in life, weathering fear, loneliness, confusion, and being in charge of your actions.

The Cat in the Hat (1957) – A zany but well-meaning cat bring a cheerful, exotic, and exuberant form of chaos to a household of two young children one rainy day while their mother is out.

The Lorax (1971) – The Once-ler describes the results of the local pollution problem.

What Pet Should I Get? (2015) – A boy wants all of the pets in a pet store but he and his sister can choose only one. End notes discuss Dr. Seuss’s pets, his creative process, and the discovery of the manuscript and illustrations for “What Pet Should I Get?”

-Claire

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