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I have fallen in love with Dr Seuss books! What's your favourite?

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fuzzpig Tue 25-Jun-13 20:22:17

Never really saw any as a child although I was aware of them, but last year we all adored the Lorax film and gave DD the book of it (well, Father Christmas did grin), and I've been getting loads out of the library since then as they are just so brilliant.

I love reading them aloud, the rhyme and rhythm just make it a real pleasure. I just gave DD Horton Hears a Who for her 6th birthday which was equally brilliant, and a particular favourite of those we've borrowed is One Fish Two Fish - DD read this and some others herself and really enjoyed reading the made up creature names (Mr Gump's Seven Hump Wump, anyone? grin). She also liked Wacky Wednesday although the illustrations aren't by Seuss. I really liked Gerald McBoingBoing too (we used to watch it on Milkshake!).

What are your/your children's favourites?

fuzzpig Tue 25-Jun-13 20:23:47

(what I forgot to say in my OP was that I can't believe I made it to 26 years old without realising how brilliant they were!)

LondonBus Tue 25-Jun-13 20:25:05

I do not like green eggs and ham, I don not like them Sam I am.

Takver Tue 25-Jun-13 20:25:31

My favourite is My Many Coloured Days which isn't actually a 'typical' Dr Seuss book (and which has paintings rather than his drawings), but which is wonderful both just as a book, but also as a way to talk about feelings with a small child.

PoppyWearer Tue 25-Jun-13 20:26:06

I have a soft spot for One Fish Two Fish because it was "our" first one. Someone gave it to DC1 when she was a baby. I have now memorised most of "The Cat in the Hat" as I had to read it to her in her darkened room to get her to sleep night after night!

The Grinch is great for Christmas, although DC1 is scared of the pictures in the book (ok with the film version).

I also like "Oh the Places You'll Go". Such a great message.

Still exploring the others!

Skygirls Tue 25-Jun-13 20:29:04

DCs like ' I wish I had duck feet' and 'green eggs and ham'
I like 'Fox in Socks' for the tongue twisters and ' How the Grinch Stole Christmas'

One fish, two fish was a favourite when DCs were younger.

stargirl1701 Tue 25-Jun-13 20:36:32

Yurtle the Turtle.

aladdinsane Tue 25-Jun-13 20:38:55

I like many coloured days too but my favourite is Thidwick the big hearted mousse

LifeofPo Tue 25-Jun-13 20:40:39

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ballroomblitz Tue 25-Jun-13 20:43:20

I like The Lorax for the message in the story. Never read them as a child either but got ds the collection for Christmas last year.

fuzzpig Tue 25-Jun-13 21:27:36

Ooh there's a few mentioned that we haven't tried yet smile currently out from the library we have thidwick, yurtle, ABC, and fox in socks.

We recently got an old copy of green eggs and ham, DD loved that too.

I'd considered "oh the places you'll go" and "oh the things you can think" as presents, went with Horton as DD has seen the film (though it's nowhere near as good as the lorax) but I'll definitely try them soon - cant imagine a Dr Seuss making me cry so I'm intrigued!

If I had the money I'd definitely have bought a huge set of them but I think as the DCs will be getting a few books at Xmas/birthdays, there will be a Seuss among them for a few years yet smile

Kyrptonite Tue 25-Jun-13 21:31:57

I love Dr Seuss' Sleep Book. As does DS (4)

Morgause Tue 25-Jun-13 21:33:05

Are You My Mother?

Used to read it to my class and they loved it.

TheSecondComing Tue 25-Jun-13 21:35:03

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wheredidiputit Tue 25-Jun-13 21:35:08

We love all Dr Seuss books. We read then most weeks.

DD1 likes the Lorax/horton hears a hoo
DD2 Likes green eggs and ham
DS like Fox in Socks.

SorrelForbes Tue 25-Jun-13 21:37:44

I can highly recommend There's a Wocket in my Pocket. It's still one of mine and my sister's favourite books. She reads our copy to her three DDs.

Meglet Tue 25-Jun-13 21:37:56

Mr Brown can Moo! ('he can even make a noise like a goldfish kiss!')

There's a Wocket in my pocket.

ballroomblitz Tue 25-Jun-13 21:39:24

Check out The Book People fuzzpig. I got a set of twelve for about a tenner I think, maybe less. Was Christmas time so not sure if it would be the same now

DramaAlpaca Tue 25-Jun-13 21:39:34

I didn't think I'd like them & didn't read them with DS1 & DS2, but DS3 got a present of a set of them & absolutely loved them, and I was converted too.

His favourite was Hop on Pop, mine was The Cat in the Hat. We also loved One Fish Two Fish. I'm sure they helped him learn to read & encouraged his love of books.

RedlipsAndSlippers Tue 25-Jun-13 21:45:03

Loved Robert the rose horse, my Nana used to read it to us all the time. Think it may be time for me to invest in a set...for DD of course...

WorkingtoohardMama Tue 25-Jun-13 21:46:52

I love green eggs and ham and fox in socks, they are such fun to read. With green eggs and ham, ds reads Sam I am and I read the other part (has he got a name, can't think of it!) I think it's brilliant for getting into character.

I also love oh the places you'll go, not so keen on the thinks you can think; but I do love the sleep book.

Like a lot of dr seuss books it is a bit too odd in the middle, but all comes together in the end.

I also get a bit tearful at the places you'll go, it's such a lovely message!

xTillyx Tue 25-Jun-13 21:48:28

I love There's a Wocket in My Pocket. If you have The Works near you, my sis got us some that were meant to be 99p each for 30p each last week. They're small ones like Ladbybird book size if you remember them.

johnnycomelurky Tue 25-Jun-13 21:48:37

I also love Oh, the places you will go - also makes me choke up. I grew up on Dr Seuss and like most of them but One Fish, Two Fish gets on my wick, is DS's favourire as takes so long to read and he gets to stay up later!

melliebobs Tue 25-Jun-13 21:50:49

Dd is 15 months n I loooove reading dr suess to her. We like 'I can read with my eyes shut' and 'to think that I saw it on mulberry street'

I don't like green eggs n soddin ham

You know you've read too much dr suess when you start to read your own book to that kind of rhythm

ChewingOnLifesGristle Tue 25-Jun-13 21:55:39

I love Dr Seuss books they got my dd reading on her own.

She was getting nowhere with Biffer and Chip and the tedious gang and was struggling to get to grips with reading. But from the minute she picked up Dr Seuss she was off and has never looked back.

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