Fiction Fridays: Happy Dr. Seuss Day!!!
Ah! It’s Dr. Seuss’ Birthday! What a great day to talk about books. I had another book I was planning to review, but after reading Seuss books all day long to Abby, I can’t help but to give you my list of top three Seuss books every kid should have.
1. Gerald McBoing Boing
If you’ve been following me from the start, you know my adoration for this book. It definitely ranks as my favorite Dr. Seuss book ever. Here’s a quick recap of why I love this book: a. It’s classic Seuss rhyme that you can’t help but read over and over until you’re blue in the face. b. Every kid (and adult) loves making funny sounds. This book gives them just that excuse. c. It teaches a great lesson in how to embrace your quirks and oddities that make you stand out from the crowd. Honestly, what’s not to love?
2. Oh, The Thinks You Can Think
Again, it’s not necessarily one of the classics (ie. Fox in Socks or Green Eggs and Ham), but boy does it get your imagination going. I personally feel like that is the best gift you can give a child: an extravagant imagination. It is with that imagination that they will be able to solve problems and create things that the world has never seen. Like ninks in sinks or wockets in pockets (another one of my top five books). Having a great imagination is so priceless, and this charming Dr. Seuss book both encourages and exemplifies this ideal.
3. The Cat in the Hat
This third spot is hard – there are so many great Dr. Seuss books that I could put in this place, but The Cat in the Hat is just too iconic not to pass up. What do you think of when you hear Dr. Seuss? Ask any kid under the age of five and they’ll say the cat in the hat. From his silly striped hat to his ridiculous balancing act, the cat in the hat is every kid’s best friend. While his methods are slightly uncouth, the cat gets kids out of their chairs into a world of playing, mess making, and imagining. Not to mention giggling…lots and lots of giggling. And I’m so thankful to him for it, as I would rather Abby be making a disaster than sitting and looking out the window all day.
Okay, I listed my top three. What are yours? While you think about it, I’ll post up the pictures of the day’s Dr. Seuss celebration!