I loved "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "One Fish, Two Fish, Red, Fish, Blue Fish". I LOVED the "Fishy Book", as I called it!
I have to say however, that I thought, even as a child, that "The Cat in the Hat" was super creepy and didn't like to read it or have it read to me at all. I felt he was highly suspicious, having the children do all the things they were not supposed to do and some very dangerous things.
Even as an adult, I find the book creepy. The cat brings to mind a child abuser, grooming a child.
lol... not fun, probably not a popular position, but that is the truth in how I feel!