Dr. Seuss – Great Stories, Great Lessons
With Dr. Seuss’s birthday coming up on March 2nd, you may be thinking about which favorite book you’d like to share with your child. Dr. Seuss books are a lot of fun, but did you know that there are many Dr. Seuss books that actually teach really important lessons. For example:
- Hop on Pop – teaches that you should not jump on your dad because he will get hurt.
- Cat in the Hat – teaches that as long as you clean everything up before your mother gets home, she’ll never find out.
- Fox in Sox – teaches that reading out loud is a really frustrating experience.
Wait a minute. That’s the wrong list.
Ok for real now:
Yertle the Turtle – Yertle thinks he better than all the other turtles in the pond, but it turns out that pride goes before the fall. Plop.
The Big Brag – Bear and Rabbit both try to prove they are the most talented, and instead just end up proving that bragging makes you look silly.
Gertrude McFuzz – This poor bird learns that being jealous of others can have really bad (and really silly) consequences.
Horton Hatches the Egg – Horton the elephant is going to hatch that egg! Keeping your word is important, even when it’s not easy.
Horton Hears a Who – Horton keeps his promise to protect the people of Whoville, even when no one else believes they exist.
Bartholemew and the Oobleck – When King Derwin wishes that something different would come down from the sky, he gets a lot more than he bargained for! Thankfully, a simple “I’m sorry” can go a long way when you’ve said the wrong thing.
The Lorax – The Once-ler cut down all the Truffula trees to make clothes, but his actions have larger consequences than he intended.
Hooper Humperdink… Not Him! What if you were planning the best party ever, but there was one kid you really didn’t want to invite?
The Sneeches – The Star-Bellied Sneeches think they are so much better than the Plain-Bellied Sneeches, until Sylvester McMonkey McBean accidentally teaches them that it’s what’s on the inside that counts.
Oh The Places You’ll Go! – While traditionally a book read at graduations, this book emphasizes that life’s journey has lots of ups and downs.
Do you have a favorite Dr. Seuss Book? Check out Christina’s post including lots of fabulous Dr. Seuss related crafts and foods!