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Childhood Memories With Dr. Seuss

Updated on September 10, 2013

Growing Up Reading

Growing up, I read tons of Dr. Seuss books with my parents. The rhyme and rhythm of his stories were enough to keep me wanting more. We established quite a collection back then, though most of them are torn to pieces these days. They wore well, all things considered. But you never really forget those wonderful moments spent reading.

Yes, Dr. Seuss had numerous hit stories, but here are some of my all-time favorites, dating back to my younger days. Don't forget that they still make wonderful baby gifts still to this day! And did you know that Dr. Seuss Baby Showers are even becoming popular? Why not, right?

It's Storytime!

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Image by MelvinSchlubman on Creative Commons
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Image by bfhoyt on Flickr

Green Eggs & Ham

But I do like green eggs and ham...

When this book first came out, I was not sold on trying green eggs and ham. There was just something about eating a green egg that just didn't sound appetizing. However, my kindergarten teacher made them especially for us one day and, well everyone else was trying them so I suppose I did too. And they weren't that bad!

Ever since then, I've been pretty fond of this book (which we read after we ate our little snack). If you haven't taken the time to read this classic, be sure to do so when you get a chance.

Tim Tebow Reads Green Eggs and Ham

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Image courtesy of juggernautco on Flickr

The Cat in the Hat

Yes, you've probably heard of it

One of the most well-known Dr. Seuss books out there, this one is sure to make you and the kiddos laugh. My parents used to read this one to me before bed, until they figured out that I was only choosing it because it was the longest one of the bunch. I was clever back then, don't overlook that fact.

But of course the days of the book were then short lived, but it's okay because I was able to go see the movie shortly after! Much like the book, the movie depicts many of the trials and tribulations that are found in The Cat in the Hat. Put this one on your must-read list if you haven't yet.

The First Lady Reads The Cat in the Hat

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Image by The U.S. Army

The Digging-est Dog - A lesser known story

The Digging-Est Dog (Beginner Books(R))
The Digging-Est Dog (Beginner Books(R))

This story, truth be told, was my absolute favorite book growing up. Something about the sad dog that was in a shelter, and then got saved and then had problems with the 'mean girls' dogs... Well I'm not going to spoil it for you, but it really was a great story back in the day. And of course, I'm always a sucker for a happy ending. Shoot, did I spoil it for you?

 
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Image by Hot Rod Homepage on Flickr

There's a Wocket in My Pocket

No, not my pocket...

Oh this book never gets old but it's more of a tongue-twister than a story! I think I may have enjoyed this book simply for the fact that I didn't understand any of the words that were written in it.

I mean really, who else could get by with just making up words that rhyme with other words?

Because ultimately that's what Dr. Seuss was known for, not always, but often times. Either way, this story is one to check out and test your sound-it-out skills. This book, and other advanced books make for great holiday gifts that kids can grow into or set as a goal to be able to read someday.

Have It Read To You

Hop on Pop - Though I wouldn't recommend doing so...

Hop on Pop  (I Can Read It All By Myself)
Hop on Pop (I Can Read It All By Myself)

This Dr. Seuss story is yet another classic, but then again aren't they all? Great for early readers with the wonderful images that Dr. Seuss is known for. This catchy book will have you wanting to write your own little book that includes absurd words that no one has ever heard of. But that's what makes it fun!

 

They're really hopping on pop!

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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Wonderful yet easy to read

A measurement book for colors, numbers and animals, what more could you ask for? The book continues the theme of rhyming and adding ridiculous little notions throughout the story. As always, the photos portray the crazy little Dr. Seuss world that kids just love. This one would make for great addition to a baby book gift baskets.

With all these stories being such a hit with youngsters, it's no wonder they were/are so popular. And it's no wonder why they were always my favorite bedtime stories! If you haven't read any of the mentioned stories, add it to your list and head off to your nearest library. Your kids will love you!

Read One Fish, Two Fish - With Daniel Stern

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      jcalbon lm 4 years ago

      Dr. Seuss tells such great stories. My mom *hated* him, so he was more of a later-in-life discovery for me. :-)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens. Thank you for sharing. God bless!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Dr. Seuss has always been one of my absolute favorites - his rhyming schemes, his invention of wacky words, and the fact that he always had a point to his stories, usually far more global in scale than the standard kid's fare. Great stuff.

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Love the lens.. THUMBS UP!

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      squid-janices7 6 years ago

      Read a few Dr. Suess books here and there growing up....loved them!

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      raegal75 6 years ago

      I think Dr. Seuss will be around forever. I liked the books as a kid, and now my own children do too.