Sunday March 2nd would have been Theodor Seuss Geisel’s 110th birthday. In honor of the wonderful and well loved Dr. Seuss, who also wrote under the name Theo Le Sieg, I want to mention some of his wonderful books that you might not remember. We all recognize the titles The Cat in the Hat and One Fish, Two Fish. My daughter is extremely fond of The Lorax, Fox in Socks, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and so I can recite those on demand. Most of us even have vague recollections of less known stories like Daisy-head Mayzie and that the devoted elephant Horton starred in more than one story. However, how many of these other titles have you read?
My Many Colored Days This rhyming story describes each day in terms of a particular color which in turn is associated with specific emotions.
I Am Not Going to Get Up Today! A boy is so sleepy that he vows nothing will get him out of his morning bed, neither peas and beans nor the United States Marines.
Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! The students of Diffendoofer School celebrate their unusual teachers and curriculum, including Miss Fribble who teaches laughing, Miss Bonkers who teaches frogs to dance, and Mr. Katz who builds robotic rats.
The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories
Presents seven Dr. Seuss stories first published in magazines between 1950 and 1951, with an introduction and commentary on each. The Bippolo Seed, The rabbit, the bear, and the Zinniga-Zanniga, Gustav, the Goldfish,Tadd and Todd, Steak for Supper, The Strange Shirt Spot, and The Great Henry McBride.
And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street A boy imagines a series of incredible sights on his way home from school so that he will have an interesting report to give his father.
And then there is: Hunches in Bunches, Great Day for Up,Wacky Wednesday, The King’s Stilts, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, Scrambled Eggs Super!, Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book, and On Beyond Zebra for children as well as You’re Only Old Once! and The Seven Lady Godivas for adults.
This list barely touches the surface of a long list of books by Dr. Seuss. Which of his is your favorite?