Doctor Seuss

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Doctor Seuss is an absolutely masterful children’s writer.
He has a massive list of books so I thought I would recommend a few options for each age category!

If you don’t already have atleast one Doctor Seuss on your bookshelf, this really needs to be rectified.
His stories are so fun, they capture the attention and imagination of all readers!


The foot book
This is a perfectly rhyming book with super fun illustrations all about Feet!
Who knew that there were so many different types of feet?
‘Wet foot, dry foot, high foot, low foot’

There’s a wocket in my pocket
There is not only a wocket in your pocket!
Find out where all the quirky creatures can be found in this picture book!

Doctor Seuss’s 100 first words
Build vocabulary with some of your favourite characters.

3-5 years

Cat in the Hat
Everyone knows the cat in the hat no?
It’s the story of 2 school kids that have a surprise visitor. The cat in the hat arrives and gets the children into all sorts of mischief! 

Green Eggs and Ham
Sam I am insists his friends try his favourite dish! 

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish
This story starts out with some little fish and as you continue more interesting and exotic characters get introduced!
‘From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere’

Doctor Seuss’s ABC
Learn your ABC’s with Dr Seuss’s illiteration filled beginner book. 

Fox in socks
This tongue twister of a book with have your kids laughing out loud!

5-8 years

Horton hatches the egg
This is the story of Horton the elephant who wants to help out his friend, Mayzie the bird, by sitting on her egg whilst she takes a break.

Horton hears a who
Horton the elephant returns in this fan favourite. He hears a cry for help from a tiny speck of dust but as no one else can hear it they don’t believe him.
It’s up to Horton to save the day!

Dr Seuss’s sleep book
Help you kids get to sleep with this story about a  bug with a VERY contagious yawn!

Note : Definitely check out Read Brightly for some more GREAT Doctor Seuss recommendations.

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