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What is your favorite Seuss story?

Asked by Snoopy (5798points) December 3rd, 2008

I have several, but I really like
The Sneetches

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janbb's avatar

I really like the fun of reading Green Eggs and Ham aloud to children.

Snoopy's avatar

@janbb Ooh. Fox in Socks is a good one too…

laureth's avatar

The Lorax! You need a Thneed!

scamp's avatar

Hop on Pop!

Knotmyday's avatar

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish!

“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everyhere!”


jessturtle23's avatar

The Giving Tree.

aidje's avatar

I was a fan of The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins and Horton Hears a Who. It’s been a while since I’ve had contact with copies of either of those.

fireside's avatar

Oh the places you’ll go

the giving tree was shel silverstein

jessturtle23's avatar

Oh. I am thinking about the lorax with the pollution.

poofandmook's avatar

I second the Lorax!

jholler's avatar

The butter battle book.

shrubbery's avatar

I third The Lorax :)

bythebay's avatar

Oh The Places You’ll Go, with Horton running a close second!

cdwccrn's avatar

The Lorax for it’s environmental message.
Green Eggs and Ham because I tend to be a picky water, too

Snoopy's avatar

@jholler….that is from Fox and Socks. It is beetles that battle….not butter :)

@jess I remember that story too (but it isn’t Seuss)...although some feminists aren’t too keen on it….read the reviews on Amazon.

daisy's avatar

‘Oh, The Places You Will Go’ is my absolute favorite! I gave it to my kids when they graduated from high school. Such a great message in it. Did Dr. Suess write anything that wasn’t good??

hearkat's avatar

I second Horton Hears a Who and The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins… I hope my mother still has those – I’ll have to go look! Another rare one we had was If I Ran The Zoo

But Horton will always have a special place in my heart. I loved him since I was about 4. I even had a giant inflatable Horton that was bigger than me! (I wonder if my dad still has those Super 8s somewhere) I can’t bring myself to watch the movie they made…

janbb's avatar

Oh – I forgot The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. I enjoyed it as a kid. Don’t remember seeing it around when my kids were young. I like Horton too – “I meant when I said and I said what I meant, an elephant’s faithful 100 percent!

And nobody’s mentioned The Cat in The Hat! We used to call our kids “Thing 1” and “Thing 2” when they were young.

bythebay's avatar

As Horton would say, “Every voice counts”.

hearkat's avatar

I truly believe that the lesson in Horton—that “a person’s a person, no matter how small”— helped plant a tiny, resilient seed of self-esteem that helped me survive being abused and eventually overcome the low self-esteem and depression I struggled with for decades. (I wrote about this in another post. Sorry for being redundant)

Snoopy's avatar

@Hearkat. We have If I Ran a Zoo too….another good one :)

@janbb I occasionally call my kids Thing 1 and Thing 2. They don’t get it….LOL

bythebay's avatar

That Horton is one cool pachyderm!

Snoopy's avatar

OK…just snuck in my kid’s room….shhhhh….two more that are winners:
There’s a Wocket in my Pocket

Ten Apples Up on Top

@hearkat I was wrong…I was thinking of Put Me in the Zoo. Not Seuss. Ooops!

cak's avatar

Green Eggs and Ham
Oh, The Place You Will Go
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

augustlan's avatar

Loved The Lorax.

bythebay's avatar

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.
Dr. Seuss

SoapChef's avatar

Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book. If you haven’t read it, do yourself a favor. There are valuable lessons in there. For instance does anyone know what happens when you mix the moose juice with the goose juice? Hint: Its not good.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!
Horton Hatches the Egg
Oh, the Places You’ll Go (Will you succeed? Yes, you will indeed. (98 3/4% guaranteed!))

Tantigirl's avatar

My favourite as a kid was Yertle the Turtle, in fact it still is. I remember asking my mum to read it to me every night, I’m sure she was heartily sick of it by the time I grew out of it. I still remember most of the words too.

Snoopy – there is a Dr Seuss book with the title The Butter Battle Book.

Snoopy's avatar

@tantigirl Huh! Well I’ll be darned. That Seuss sure had a lot of battles.

My apologies to jholler :)

Tantigirl's avatar

Yup, that he did, interesting subject for books written for kiddiwinks no?

Snoopy's avatar

@tantigirl LOL

AstroChuck's avatar

Horton hires a ho.

Snoopy's avatar

@AC That sounds like a direct to DVD movie you may have seen…? Perhaps one from behind the dark curtain at the video store?

SoapChef's avatar

@ AC You are getting that mixed up with that video you rented last night. Shit! Damn you Snoopy! :0)

Snoopy's avatar

@SC Type faster darlin’!

cak's avatar

@AC – I just snorted reading your response! Very funny! :)

Likeradar's avatar

The Butter Battle Book!

SoapChef's avatar

I love it when people snort.

Gruz06's avatar

The Foot Book! My dad used to read it to me every night before I went to bed.

Snoopy's avatar

left foot, left foot, left foot, right…....

cak's avatar

big feet, small feet…

cak's avatar

@SC – I wind up laughing at myself, it’s just funny when it happens.

Snoopy's avatar

so many, many feet you meet…...

cak's avatar

Snoopy…I’ll be dreaming about this book.

cak's avatar

evil snoopy!

augustlan's avatar

feet in the morning, feet at night

augustlan's avatar

Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! and Bartholomew and the Oobleck are two others I’d forgotten about.

cak's avatar

Is the book (I can’t sneak into my son’s room), Are YOU My Mother? a Seuss book?

tomorrow, I will seek revenge. I’m too tired to think anymore, tonight!

augustlan's avatar

@cak: I don’t think it is a Seuss book, but it was lumped in with them in the “I Can Read it Myself” book series. Loved that one, too.

adri027's avatar

Mr.Brown can moo can you?

McBean's avatar

Well, Snoopy, I love The Sneetches, too. My name, McBean, is taken from the character Mr. Sylvester McMonkey McBean.

The star-bellied Sneetches have bellies with stars, while the plain-bellied Sneetches have none upon thars…

aidje's avatar

I had forgotten about The Butter Battle Book! That one should have been listed with the others.

Trustinglife's avatar

I second Yertle the Turtle. Ahhhhh, childhood.

Snoopy's avatar

@McBean very cool!

SoapChef's avatar

Seriously, ya’ll don’t seem familiar with the best one, ever!
Good Lord, I think I just channeled Britney Spears!
Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book.

To all creatures great and small.
For whom sleep is a task too tall.
Not to worry.
You simply must hurry,
and get your hands on this tome.
For every sleep-walking Crandall
and Zizzer Zoof salesman,
was heartened to have brought it home.
Don’t hesitate.
Later is not better than sooner.
Soon, you’ll be sleeping
like a Foona-Laguna Baboona!

SoapChef's avatar

I wrote that little piece, hoping to inspire ya’ll to get your mitts on a copy!

janbb's avatar

I often cite the Sneetches when discoursing on the reasons for religious wars and ethnic cleansing. It kind of shows the pointlessness of it all – which I’m sure was Dr. Seuss’s intent.

fireside's avatar

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ‘till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.
—Dr. Seuss

this seems fitting for this year

Snoopy's avatar

janbb Love those Sneetches. I hope that my kids are picking up those little things….

OK. I can’t help myself….

“I’m quite happy to say that the Sneetches got really quite smart on that day, the day they decided that Sneetches are Sneetches and no kind of Sneetch is the best on the beaches. That day, all the Sneetches forgot about stars and whether they had one, or not, upon thars.”

Ah. Words to live by….

laureth's avatar

Yeah, Sneeches is probably my second favorite. I lurve the ones with messages, y’know?

McBean's avatar

PLUS, the man had great rhythm. And meter and such.

lunabean's avatar

i love the sneeches :D i remember being in a school play with dr seuss stories in the fourth grade. i was a fox o.O forgot what story that was from though. oh how i longed to be a sneech :(

tiffyandthewall's avatar

oh my god, the lorax is hands down my favourite. i think it says a lot about the lorax for that to still be my favourite even after having to do a project on it, but it’s so good haha.
it’s got a great environmental message. i’m in an 11th grade AP class and my teacher had us do this kind of analysis of it; pretty interesting.

Zaxwar91's avatar

Lorax and the Butter Battle Book will always have played a key part in my childhood.

Zaku's avatar

The King’s Stilts !

The island kingdom that lies below sea level and is protected from flooding by a dyke all around it of ancient tree roots that are tasty to nizzard birds, so there are royal patrol cats to keep them away, until…

An awesome story! I still love it!

Snoopy's avatar

@Zaku I had never heard of that book….thanks for posting !

Zaku's avatar

Thanks for asking, Snoopy. I had been missing this story, and I had a hard time finding it to answer this question, because I remembered the situation, not the king’s stilts. Finally I mentioned it to my mom and she found it. I’d forgotten about the patrol cats, too, and remembering them is making me happy! And it’s a pleasure to share (also since, like The Lorax, it seems to me the more people read the story, the more likely our planet is to happily survive), so thanks.

casheroo's avatar

I love
In a People House. It’s just fun to read to my son.

My personal favourite…hmm, I think it’s Did I Ever Tell you How Lucky you Are?

mangeons's avatar

My favorite is probably “There’s a Wocket in My Pocket!” I just love that one. :) With the Lorax probably in second, Scrambled Eggs Super in third, and McElligot’s pool in fourth. :)

theladebug's avatar

I’d have to vote for the lorax as well

ohmyword's avatar

Oh, The Places You’ll Go, ftw

bea2345's avatar

Green eggs and ham

jamielynn2328's avatar

I love the Lorax, but I would have to agree that the Sneetches are my all time fave.

Zen's avatar

Blow my Joe, and Cum on Tum.

Can I say that here, modski?

Ashalah's avatar

I would have to say my favorite is One Fish Two Fish Red fish blue fish. I don’t have children yet. But when I do I want to do the whole nursery in Dr. Seuss. I want to do wall murals and everything!!!

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