Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) was an American writer and cartoonist best known for his children books, including ’Cat in the Hat’, ’Green Eggs and Ham’ and ’How the Grinch Stole Christmas’.
I've always been sympathetic to the Grinch
The Grinch has always struck me as a pitiful creature and I've always been sympathetic to him. I love his 'wonderful awful ideas', how they turn out wrong, and how Grinch changes his mind.
Daniela Beatriz, Brazil - 13 August 2009
Laugh along with your kids
How could anyone not love these fun-loving books? Twist your tongue around some of them and laugh along with your kids while doing so. If you think reading Green Eggs and Ham the normal way is fun, try this exercise: My sister and I read these books so many times to our kids that we tried it - Leaving the words as they are, read the book starting from the last word at the bottom of the last page from right to left until you reach the beginning of the book.
Simi, United States - 28 September 2005
I learned to read on Seuss books
Dr. Seuss was a genius. I learned to read on Seuss books back in the early 1960's and my 6 year old is loving all the Seuss books now. I still had several of my own copies, but my son is so in love with these books that a Seuss book is always on his wish list for birthdays or special holidays. One day when we were pulling up to the doctor's office for a check up my son got upset with me and shouted out, "Mom, you know that the only doctor I like is Dr. Seuss!! Let's get out of here".
Maureen, United States - 18 October 2004
Seventy-five percent of the time
I still have my Dr Seuss books from when I was a kid (I am 32). I read the same books to my own kids, although I have gotten newer editions so my vintage books won't be torn up. My youngest son, 4, constantly brings me books to read him, and 75% of the time it is a Dr. Seuss book! Just goes to show you that his work was timeless, and is accomplishing his goals of childhood literacy.
Darren, United States - 01 September 2004
Knowing the words
Green Eggs and Ham was the first book I read, and I owe to Dr. Seuss the first magic moment of knowing the "words" and not just the pictures.
B, Canada - 19 July 2004
Cherish the moments
Dr Seuss has produced some of the most recognized characters in the world. I cherish the moments I spent listening to the rhymes. Today my grandchildren are enjoying all of his books.
Reba, United States - 24 June 2004
Whimsical, entertaining and timeless
Mr. Geisel's stories are whimsical, entertaining and timeless. They teach children of all ages about morals and life without them even realizing it. My Son looks forward to hearing 'The Cat in the Hat', 'The Sneeches', 'Oh the Places You'll Go' and other classics, almost as much I do reading them to him. The fact that the U.S. Postal Service just issued a Dr. Seuss stamp is a significant testament to the incredible legacy and literary genius Mr. Geisel has left our world.
Ari, United States - 27 March 2004