The Most Popular Dr. Seuss Books of All Time

Everyone’s favorite childhood author has been around since 1937, and in all his years as an author he has written 46 children books. His wacky, colorful, and rhyming characters are timeless. We all have our favorites, and in honor of Dr. Seuss birthday and legacy, why not share the top five most popular Dr. Seuss books of all time.


  1. Green Eggs and Ham

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Green Eggs and Ham, is definitely the best out of all his novels. The quirky story of Sam-I-Am trying to convince this person to try green eggs and ham, something he claims he doesn’t like. Sam, is very eager and relentless and won’t give up until this man will try this meal. Then in the end, the man gives in and tries the food and it turns out he actually likes it. What a great way to get kids to try new food.


2. The Cat in the Hat

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The Cat in the Hat, is one of the best and i’m quite surprised to see it at number two. It tells the tale of two siblings who are bored on a rainy day, and decide to let a random cat into their home. Of course this isn’t an ordinary cat, it’s the Cat in the Hat, and where ever he goes trouble seems to follow. Sally and her brother must rush to get their home back in order before their mother comes home, but the Cat also seems to be a good cleaner and helps the siblings clean up his mess.


3. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, is quite the interesting tale. For starters there isn’t a set storyline for this book, it just introduces you to a world of different characters with weird names like the Yink who drinks pink ink or the Zillow on the pillow. This book definitely showcases Dr. Seuss knack for making up characters to rhyme with different words. It’s just a funny story with funny characters that will bring a smile to a child’s face.


4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas, is another great one. This classic tale that tells the story of the grinch that lives on a hill looking over the town of whoville, as they celebrate Christmas. The Grinch will stop at nothing to take away the Whos joy, so he dresses up as Santa and literally steals Christmas, or so he thought. He learns the valuable lesson that Christmas is more than just food, presents, and decorations but the people you spend it with. So, his heart grows three sizes and he gives everyone their stuff back and he even joins in on the celebration. What a valuable lesson to teach to children about the true meaning of the holidays.


5. Oh the Places You’ll Go

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Oh The Places you’ll Go, is the best book to give to a graduate. This book has the best quotes and encourages children to be the best they can be and it shows them how far they can go. One of the quotes that stuck with me was, “You have brains in your head, and feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” As a child it may not resonated as much as it does as you get older, but that’s the beauty of Dr. Seuss, his books have quotes that are timeless and will stay in your heart forever.

Don’t forget to Celebrate Dr. Seuss today!



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