Dr Seuss Characters - My Top Five
My Top Five Dr Seuss Characters
Dr Seuss created hundreds of funny characters for his books. Some of them starred in their own books, some were recurring and some appeared in only a page or two. Find out which ones I love the most; this page features my top five and a number of other memorable characters.
Sam-I-Am is the pestilential proposer of the plate of Green Eggs and Ham in one of Dr Seuss's most famous stories. Sam-I-Am is cheeky and persistent, with that child-like optimism that cannot be deterred from seeing a positive outcome.
Sam-I-Am continues to offer Green Eggs and Ham to a nameless sceptic throughout the book, suggesting that they be tried "here or there", "in a box", "with a fox", "in a boat" and "with a goat" to mention but a few.
Sam-I-Am prevails at the end in a scene where all the people and animals of the story hold their breath with anticipation as the gruesome Green Eggs and Ham are tried. Sam-I-Am remains one of my favourite Dr Seuss characters and probably many other people's favourite too.
Green Eggs And Ham T Shirt
Green Eggs And Ham Train Crash Dr Seuss T Shirt
The illustration featured on this colourful Dr Seuss T Shirt is the moment, near the end of the story, when the train carrying Sam-I-Am and the Nameless Sceptic plunges into the sea with all the characters from the story on board. The persistence of Sam can be seen as he is still offering the Green Eggs and Ham underwater.
This is a wonderful Green Eggs and Ham T Shirt featuring Sam-I-Am at his best.
Green Eggs And Ham Links
- Green Eggs And Ham Boutique
A collection of Green Eggs and Ham clothing.
- Book Review: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Suess
A short review of Green Eggs and Ham.
- Seussville: Green Eggs Scramble
Play the Green Eggs and Ham Scramble game on Seussville.com.
- How to Enjoy Green Eggs and Ham
Suggestions on how to get the most out of the Dr Seuss book, Green Eggs and Ham.
- Green Eggs And Ham Cartoon
Watch a clip of Green Eggs and Ham on Youtube.
- Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss
All about the characters and the story of Green Eggs and Ham.
- Green Eggs and Ham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Wikipedia entry for Green Eggs and Ham.
2. Snuvs Wearing Gloves
Although they only appear in one page of one Dr Seuss book, "Oh The Thinks You Can Think", the Snuvs wearing gloves are one of the most memorable Dr Seuss characters to me and highlight the beauty of Dr Seuss's trademark wordplay.
When I was a child I used to enjoy making up fictional creatures and drawing them, so Snuvs with gloves stuck in my mind and are still one my favourite Dr Seuss characters.
Snuvs With Gloves T Shirt
Snuvs With Gloves Dr Seuss T Shirt
If you are a fan of Snuvs, then this Dr Seuss T Shirt featuring a collection of weird "Snuvs" wearing their silly gloves alongside giant mushrooms from an illustration from the book, "Oh The Thinks You Can Think" is for you.
This colourful Dr Seuss T Shirt really captures the spirit of the imaginative theme of "Oh The Think You Can Think".
3. The Lorax
The Lorax is a strange hermit-like character who "speaks for the trees" and attempts to counter the environmental destruction that is created in the Truffula tree forest by the industrialisation of the Once-ler.
The Lorax is persistent in pointing out the unsustainability of the Once-ler's environmental exploitation and campaigns on the behalf of the creatures that inhabit the forest; the Bar-ba-Loots, Swommee Swans and Humming Fish, all of which have to leave due to environmental destruction.
I have always been interested in nature and my degree is in Wildlife and Countryside Conservation, so, naturally, The Lorax is one of my favourite Dr Seuss characters.
The Lorax is to be made into a 3D animated movie, you can read about it here: Lorax Movie .
4. The Sneetches
The Sneetches are the title characters in the Dr Seuss book of the same name. Sneetches are either star-belly Sneetches or Sneetches without stars upon thars and this makes for a social divide that sees the Star-belly Sneetches enjoying marshmallow toasts on the beaches whilst those without stars are left to kope in the shadows.
What I love about the Sneetches is that they all end up equal after being ripped off by a confidence trickster, Sylvester McMonkey McBean, and even though they are stupid, bigoted and foolish they all end up happy together.
The Sneetches rule!
Starbelly T Shirt
Starbellies Dr Seuss T Shirt
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This Dr Seuss T Shirt is decorated with a star on the belly on a yellow background so that you can be a Sneetch. This t-shirt is fully customizable so you can change the colour, cut and add any text that you like to it - add you favourite line from the book!
If the Sneetches are one of your favourite Dr Seuss characters then this t-shirt is just for you.
Some Sneetches Links
- Book Review: The Sneetches by Dr Suess
A short book review of Dr Seuss's The Sneetches.
- United Nations to Distribute The Sneetches to Foster Racial Tolerance in War-Torn Bosnia
Agency of NATO and United Nations to Distribute Dr. Seuss Stories to Foster Racial Tolerance in War-Torn Bosnia.
5. The Cat In The Hat
The Cat in the Hat is almost certainly Dr Seuss's most famous character and the most widely recognised. The cheeky Cat in the Hat features in two of his own stories and is the featured character in a couple of Dr Seuss activity books, not to mention that he is generally used as a Dr Seuss logo.
What makes the Cat in the Hat one of my favourite Dr Seuss characters is just his sense of fun. All he wants to do is make tricks and play silly games and bring a big smile to people's faces. Although the Cat in the Hat is a bit naughty, he is just pure fun.
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More Great Dr Seuss Characters
Some other Dr Seuss characters that I like.
Fox In Socks
Fox in socks is a wonderful Dr Seuss character; playful, fun, optimistic and colourful. he introduces the most ridiculous tongue-twisters to the upset of poor Mr Knox.
Yertle The Turtle
The foolish King Yertle is a lesson for all egotistical leaders with his empire built upon the suffering of others; nice to see him end up in the mud!
Sylvester McMonkey McBean
This guy is an utter scoundrel, cheating the Sneetches of all their money and dreams. He's such a cheeky conman that you have to smile.
Horton The Elephant
Elephants are always likable but Horton is such a kind-hearted creature it is difficult not to like him particularly when he takes up the cause of the Whos.
Thing 1 Thing 2
Thing 1 and Thing 2 are so likable because of their happy grins and silly mischief. I just wouldn't want them round my house as guests.
My Other Dr Seuss Hubs
- Seuss Posters
A collection of superb closeup poster prints of some of Dr Seuss's most famous characters.
- Dr Seuss Hat
Dr Seuss was famous for his rhyming stories with allegorical messages but the trademark Dr Seuss hat from his story, Cat in the Hat, is as famous as his stories are now.
- Green Eggs And Ham Clothing
Welcome to the Green Eggs and Ham boutique. Do you see anything you like? Try them, try them and you may I say!
- Green Eggs And Ham Books
Green Eggs and Ham themed books.
- Fox In Socks
What makes Fox in Socks by Dr Seuss such a great book?
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