Thursday, June 18, 2009

On Dr Seuss

I'd like to start collecting children's books. I love Dr Seuss and loved reading them when I was little.

What were your favorites? What are your children's favorites?


Nicole said...

I loved "So the things you can think" I guess because it had such silly words it just made me laugh. I also had "Great Day for Up" which I liked, and Grace likes that now too, especially because when she sees the word "up" I point to it and she reads that part.
Love Green Eggs and Ham, I mean who doesn't? That's another fav in this house.
one that means alot to me is Oh the Places You'll Go, a friend gave that to me when I finished Uni, I love that book, it has alot of meaning.
the kids at school LOVED when I read Fox in Socks to them, we all laughed at the tongue twisters.
I liked Oh, Say Can you Say too, another fun book.

Kathleen said...

Oh boy, there are tons. I collect children's books. It really depends on what age range and era you're looking for, but here we go:

Some good vintage series:
The Happy Hollisters
The Bobbsey Twins
Cherry Ames

Classic Authors:
Chris Van Allsburg (Jumanji, etc)
Shel Silverstein
Roald Dahl

New young adult fiction:
The Mousehunter
the Septimus Heap series
the Artemis Fowl series

For Young/Small Children:
the Max and Ruby books
the Eloise books
the Babar books
the Curious George books
Alexander and the No Good Terrible Horrible Very Bad Day
In The Night Kitchen
Where The Wild Things Are
Pajama Time
Guess How Much I Love You
Goodnight Moon
Make Way for Ducklings
Are You My Mother?
Go, Dog, Go!

For babies:
Pat the Bunny

Crystal said...

Thanks!! :) I think for now for babies through a couple years will do. But that's a great list. Will definitely keep those in mind. :)

BeckeyZ said...

All of the Sandra Boynton board books. The "going to bed" book is one of the kids favorites. I also love her CD/book combos. I could listen to them all day.

Amber said...

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. A Must have!!

Claire said...

Oooh, I have a paper I wrote on this somewhere! I'll try and look it out!


Shannon said...

Some of Akeelah's favourites (and mine)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Goodnight Moon
Guess How Much I Love You
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See
Red Is Best
The Snowy Day
Where's Spot?
Counting Kisses
Please Puppy Please

Jez Alborough
Richard Scarry
Curious George books
Anything touch and feel
Anything from Barefoot Books

Sarah said...

My kids fav's are...

Dr Seuss-
The Foot Book
Oh The Places You'll Go (that's my fav!!)
Green Eggs & Ham

other authors-
The Little Engine That Could
The Snowy Day
Good Night Moon
Mother Goose
Christian Mother Goose (puts a Christian spin on the kids love it!!)

Sarah said...

oh yeah, I forgot two of their FAV's of all time...
There's a Monster At The End Of This Book 1 & 2 (Sesame Street)

Jessica Morris said...

I like most of the ones Shannon posted (a few I don't know!)

Mem Fox is a great author - she is a professor of literacy and her books are written really well. If you google her name her site is the first one that comes up and you can read all about her :)

We love almost all books. I can't stand poor grammar in books - The Tonka books are HORRIBLE. The grammar and sentence structure is wrong. He was given 4 or 5 of them and I threw them out.

I blogged about some of our favorites in the last month... did you see them? I can send you the link if you'd like. let me know :)

Erin said...

Isaac loves Dr Suess...he'll actually sit and listen.

He loves "Go Dogs Go"
"Wocket in my Pocket"
"Hop on Pop"
"Green Eggs and Ham"

Of course they are all good.

Crystal said...

Found it, Jess. I'm linking here so I can find it faster when I go to buy some:

Sarah, I remember reading the Christian Mother Goose book when I was a kid.

Thanks for all the fab suggestions!!!

Kristin said...

As for Dr. Suess, Helen LOVES The Foot Book. She has it memorized.

Actually, Helen loves all books. Right now (she's almost 3) she's really in to The Berenstain Bears (which I really like too because they usually have some kind of lesson), If I had a Dragon, Baby Shoes, all of Doreen Cronin's books and, of course, her Beginner's Bible (which we read at least one story from every day).

We love to read and even Patrick (3 months old) seems to listen and pay attention during reading time.

Anonymous said...

Since I'm the one reading them for the 1st 5 years, I stick to books I enjoy reading out loud.

Dr. Suess is at the top of my list. As well as authors in the Dr. Suess 'franchise' like P.D Eastman.

I also enjoy Eric Carle books for his wonderful illustrations.

I avoid like the plague all trendy books like Disney books and Dora the Explorer type stuff.

Anonymous said...

Growing up, my favorite Dr. Seuss books were "Horton Hatches the Egg" and "Dr. Seuss's ABC." ("Big A, little a, what begins with A?")

Two non-Seuss books I loved (and still do!) -->

“The Monster at The End of This Book (Starring Lovable, Furry Old Grover)”, written by Jon Stone and illustrated by Mike Smollin. Grover tries to do things like tie the pages together and build brick walls to keep the reader from turning pages, because there is a monster at the end of the book and he’s scared. When you get to the end, Grover turns out to be the monster, of course, but he tries to save face by saying, “I TOLD you and TOLD you there was nothing to be afraid of.” :)

“Spectacles” by Ellen Raskin. It’s a fun little story about a nearsighted girl named Iris Fogel who sees things like a fire-breathing dragon that turns out to be her great aunt. :)