Dr. Seuss, otherwise known as Theodor Seuss Geisel, is a timelessly beloved author of children’s books. And though he no longer stands among us, his whimsical flair flourishes on in his ticklishly woven tales—chock-full of offbeat creatures and fun-filled, frivolous wordplay.
Here is a list of the Dr. Seuss stories that are sure to appeal to your kids’ budding imaginations:
Oh, The Places You’ll Go
A veritable treasure trove of inspirational, kid-friendly mantras and messages that center around self-discovery. As you leaf through the pages and take your child along on this literary journey, you’ll find them thoroughly inspired to chase success — they’ll feel chuffed to know that they can steer themselves in any direction they choose.
The Cat in the Hat
At the top of every list of Dr. Seuss recs lies the ever-classic Cat in the Hat, with his signature red-and-white striped hat and striking scarlet bowtie. This fanciful tale talks of two bored children on a rainy day that are soon visited by the Cat in the Hat and his oddly named companions: Thing One and Thing Two. The visitors soon come to unleash a havoc on the house, and the children endeavour to clean the mess up before their mom should stumble upon them.
There’s a Wocket in my Pocket!
There’s a Wocket in my Pocket! furnishes a world marked with vibrant pages and colourful characters. This book features a bevy of quirky personalities: a Nooth Grush (who sits on a toothbrush), a Zelf on the shelf, and many others. Treat your kiddo to a fount of adventure in just the mere, snuggly comfort of their home.
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
Better suited for early readers is this fun-filled book about Jay and Kay, two children that keep a myriad of wondrous creatures as pets. This book presents an offering of simple, stimulating rhymes that will guide readers through learning all about colours, and how to count!
What Pet Should I Get?
Published after his passing was What Pet Should I Get?, a book that features Jay and Kay —our stars from One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish—making a familiar decision in the lives of children: choosing a pet.
The Lorax is an iconic Dr. Seuss character that, once upon a time (before global warming loomed threateningly over us), cautioned sagely against the dangers mindless advancement would have toward the Earth’s environment. Given the current state of the global climate, The Lorax will prove a definitively timely read.
Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book
Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book will have your kids aching to snooze after the last page is turned. In this charmingly silly tale, one Seussian creature opens his mouth wide and causes a chain of yawns to ripple across the Seussian population, putting them all to sleep.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
The most notoriously beloved Dr. Seuss villain embarks on a present plundering spree across a town named Whoville in this Christmas-themed story. The celebration in Whoville proceeds regardless, and towards the end, the Grinch uncovers the True Meaning of the season.