Friday, March 11, 2011

A Seussical Friday Five

Happy Birthday Dr. Seussphoto © 2010 Kate Ter Haar | more info (via: Wylio)

This week's Friday Five is in honor of the great Dr. Seuss who recently celebrated a birthday.

My Five Favorite Doctor Seuss Books:

1. I Can Read With My Eyes Shut. I love this book because in one of the pictures is a signpost with lots of different destinations and milages on it and arrows going in every direction. One of the signs has my hometown, Salina, KS listed. :)

2. The Foot Book. I love this one because it was the first Dr. Seuss I read to my baby girl. She soon had the story memorized (which meant I couldn't make up the words or skip pages anymore.)

3. The Sneetches. With Stars Upon Thars. Love this story sooo much.

4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Is there a more wonderful, heartwarming (and heart expanding) story?

5. Green Eggs and Ham. This was a favorite of my son's.

Honorable mention:

Hop on Pop. Great rhymes in this one.

The Cat in the Hat. No Seuss collection is complete without this one.

The Lorax. I love truffela trees.

What's your favorite Dr. Seuss book?


  1. One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. Holy buckets - that book is whacked out. He starts off talking about fish, but ends up talking about Goxes and Gacks and Zeeps. What happened to the fish?

    My favorite line? Today is gone. Todday was fun. Tomorrow is another one.

    Love that.

    Oh, and I have to give a shout out to Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? I'm still waiting to hear the lightning go splat. Indeed, it is very, very hard to make a noise like that.

  2. I love How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

  3. Did you know he has an ABC book? It reminds me of your Friday five a while back. And the last page says, "Big Z, little Z, what begins with Z? A Zizzerzazzerzuzz as you can plainly see."

    Yep, memorized it.

    And to you I say feet in the day and feet in the night.

    Have fun with Katie. Chortle for me.
    ~ Wendy

  4. Green Eggs and Ham is my favorite. It's the first book I learned to read all by myself. I'm also fond of the ABC book especially Big F, Little F. F, F, F....

  5. Linda8:24 AM

    Oh my goodness, how does one pick a favorite Dr. Seuss book? I love all of them.

    I want to throw in the 500 Hats of Bartholmew Cubbins.

    And if I had to choose, it would be Green Eggs and Ham.

    It's amazing how often we still use Dr. Seuss quotes, and my kids are 18 and 22 now!

  6. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are, Oh the Thinks You Can Think--I better stop!

    Steve and I both LOVE Dr. Seuss. We even spent part of a few dates in the library, reading Dr. Seuss books. We hid when someone we knew came by.

    My mom made green eggs and ham for Steve once, and the first book my dad bought our oldest when he was born was Hop on Pop since Steve was now Pop. :)

    And Steve even used a Dr. Seuss book to ask me to marry him. My parents knew we were getting engaged that day and bought us the Six by Seuss book as a gift. They didn't know how he was going to ask. So it was pretty cool.

    And when Steve graduated from seminary, I bought him The Places You'll Go.

    Yes, it's been a Seusserful life!

  7. Hey, Wendy took my book! I'm glad someone else has read the ABC book. We have it in miniature form and my kids like having me read it in the car. I used to have it memorized, too :)

    By the way, I like the poll on your sidebar. Totally over the top.

  8. We love Dr. Seuss here! Our favorites include The Foot Book, The ABC book, Green Eggs and Ham, Oh The Places You'll Go.

    I have my boys' books from when they were little, and now my daycare kids enjoy them.

  9. I love the Sneetches and the Lorax for the commentary on social ills, but the one I REALLY love is The Spooky Green Pants. How often we're afraid of new and strange things and come to find out, they aren't scary at all.

    Dr. Seuss was a genius, no doubt.

    One of my favorite Seuss quotes (not from a book): Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.

    Fun post, Erica. Loved reading everyone's answers.

  10. Fox In Sox is a pretty good one too.

  11. Oh man, how could I forget Horton Hears a Who?

    Talk about a social commentary. A person's a person, no matter how small!

  12. I would have said one of my children's favourites was Are You My Mother? Except that it wasn't actually written by Seuss, but by Eastman. It came out as one of the "I can read it all by myself" Beginner Series that used the Cat in the Hat logo. We subscribed to the series when our children were very young.

    Of Seuss's books, I loved Oh, the Places You'll Go! with its, "Will you succeed? Yes, you will indeed. (98 3/4% guaranteed.)" It wasn't around when my children were young, but it was the perfect gift book for new graduates.

  13. I LOVE the Lorax and I'm known for pointing out trufalla trees to the kids now and again. ;)