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Ranking Author Dr. Seuss’s Best Books (A Bibliography Countdown)

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“What are Dr. Seuss’s (Theodor Seuss Geisel) Best Books?” We looked at all of Seuss’s authored bibliography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the books written by Dr. Seuss and looked at their Goodreads, Amazon, and LibraryThing scores, ranking them against one another to see which books came out on top. The books are ranked in our list below based on which titles have the highest overall score between all 3 review sites in comparison with all of the other books by the same author. The process isn’t super scientific and in reality, most books aren’t “better” than other books as much as they are just different. That being said, we do enjoy seeing where our favorites landed, and if you aren’t familiar with the author at all, the rankings can help you see what books might be best to start with.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



The Top Book’s Of Dr. Seuss’s



81 ) Dr. Seuss’s 123

 Dr. Seuss's 123 Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 80
  • Amazon: 79
  • LibraryThing: 75

Count to ten with Dr. Seuss! Children will delight in counting the witty and fun illustrations on the ten blocks in Dr. Seuss Building Blocks 123. Perfect for playtime, the stackable blocks come in ten different sizes and fit together neatly in a keepsake box. This engaging set features art from some of Dr. Seuss’s popular books and will keep children entertained as they learn their numbers.

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80 ) Hunches in Bunches

 Hunches in Bunches Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 72
  • Amazon: 71
  • LibraryThing: 68

What’s a person to do when there is so much to do? Dr. Seuss adds his signature spin to the age-old dilemma of indecisiveness in his rhyming picture-book classic Hunches in Bunches. Go outside, play video games, eat a pizza, do homework? Whether you have a “four-way hunch,” a “nowhere hunch,” or an “up hunch,” Dr. Seuss and his unmistakable one-of-a-kind advice will ensure that readers of all ages won’t get “ga-fluppted.”

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79 ) The Cat’s Quizzer

 The Cat's Quizzer Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 75
  • Amazon: 77
  • LibraryThing: 55

Are you smarter than Ziggy and Zizzy Zozzfozzel? Get quizzed by the Cat in the Hat in this classic Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss! Do fish sleep with one eye open? What do they call one-eyed eyeglasses? Are snails faster than turtles? How many will you get right? (The Zozzfozzels got them ALL wrong!) Featuring a mixture of picture puzzles, logic tricks, and silly questions, The Cat’s Quizzer will keep readers fascinated with a wide array of facts and fun! Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

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78 ) Gerald McBoing Boing

 Gerald McBoing Boing Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 68
  • Amazon: 74
  • LibraryThing: 64

They say it all started when Gerald was two— That’s the age kids start talking—least, most of them do. Well, when he started talking, you know what he said? He didn’t talk words— he went boing boing instead! So goes the hilarious tale of a boy who was a little bit different—a tale that only Dr. Seuss could create. Based on the Academy Award-winning motion picture!

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77 ) Scrambled Eggs Super!

 Scrambled Eggs Super! Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 72
  • Amazon: 55
  • LibraryThing: 70

When it comes to scrambling, Peter T. Hooper isn’t content with just any old egg! He uses something extra special for his super-dee-dooper dishes! This delightful book forms part of the second stage in HarperCollins’ major Dr. Seuss rebrand programme. With the relaunch of 10 more titles in August 2003, such all-time favourites as How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? and Dr. Seuss’ Sleep Book boast bright new covers that incorporate much needed guidance on reading levels: Blue Back Books are for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books are for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books are for older, more fluent readers to enjoy.

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76 ) Daisy-Head Mayzie

 Daisy-Head Mayzie Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 70
  • Amazon: 74
  • LibraryThing: 51

When a daisy suddenly sprouts from the top of Mayzie McGrew’s head, she is faced with her classmates’ taunts, her parents’ dismay, and a publicity agent’s greed. How poor Mayzie learns that love is more important than fame and fortune makes an endearing morality tale for our time–and for all ages. Narrated by the Cat in the Hat, Daisy-Head Mayzie is vintage Seuss!

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75 ) The Eye Book

 The Eye Book Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 62
  • Amazon: 55
  • LibraryThing: 73

A boy and rabbit both have two eyes that see things of almost any size.

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74 ) The Tooth Book

 The Tooth Book Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 54
  • Amazon: 70
  • LibraryThing: 62

A classic work by Dr. Seuss writing as Theo. LeSieg, with new illustrations by Joe Mathieu, about who has teeth, who doesn’t, and how to keep the ones you have! From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.

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73 ) The Cat in the Hat Comes Back

 The Cat in the Hat Comes Back Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 71
  • Amazon: 55
  • LibraryThing: 59

The Cat in the Hat returns for more out-of-control fun in this wintry Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss. It’s a snowy day and Dick and Sally are stuck shoveling . . . until the Cat in the Hat arrives to liven things up (to say the least!). Featuring the Cat’s helpers Little Cat A, Little Cat B, and so on, and ending with a gigantic Voom, The Cat in the Hat Comes Back is a riotous, fun-filled follow-up to Dr. Seuss’s classic The Cat in the Hat. Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

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72 ) What Pet Should I Get?

 What Pet Should I Get? Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 76
  • Amazon: 46
  • LibraryThing: 58

A never-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss! This never-ever-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss about making up one’s mind is the literary equivalent of buried treasure! What happens when a brother and sister visit a pet store to pick a pet? Naturally, they can’t choose just one! The tale captures a classic childhood moment — choosing a pet — and uses it to illuminate a life lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but sometimes you just have to do it! Told in Dr. Seuss’s signature rhyming style, this is a must-have for Seuss fans and book collectors, and a perfect choice for the holidays, birthdays, and happy occasions of all kinds.

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71 ) I Am Not Going to Get Up Today!

 I Am Not Going to Get Up Today! Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 62
  • Amazon: 55
  • LibraryThing: 61

A rhyming story that is full of laughs. ‘The alarm can ring. The birds can peep….Today’s the day I’m going to sleep,’ says a lazy boy one morning, and despite a pail of icy water, television coverage, and the arrival of the Marines, he vows to stay in bed–and he does! The repetition of concepts and words will keep children turning the pages, as will the energetic drawings. A sure draw for early readers.

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69 ) I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories

 I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 72
  • Amazon: 55
  • LibraryThing: 50

Pride and over-confidence may take many forms. Dr. Seuss deals with them humorously in three very funny, off-beat stories about a 30-tiger challenge, the folly of the cats of Katzen-Stein and the terrible consequences of thunking a Glunk.

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69 ) Dr. Seuss’s Book of Colors

 Dr. Seuss's Book of Colors Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 81
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 74

An easy-to-read book about color, inspired by Dr. Seuss and illustrated with artwork from his books! This simple rhymed riff about color is illustrated with art from some of the most beloved–and colorful–works by Dr. Seuss, including The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. Great for the earliest reader, it is a perfect companion to Dr. Seuss concept books like Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?, The Shape of Me and Other Stuff, and Dr. Seuss’s ABC. Nurture a love of reading–and of the many colorful characters created by Dr. Seuss–with this great new concept book for beginning readers!

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68 ) Dr. Seuss’s ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!

 Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book! Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 79
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 75

An easy reader about animals–real and imaginary–with illustrations by Dr. Seuss! Featuring a mix of real animals and Seussian creatures, this super-simple rhymed riff about animals is both a concept book AND a funny introduction to the world of Dr. Seuss. Illustrated with art from beloved Dr. Seuss books–including One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?, and Dr. Seuss’s ABC–it teaches beginning readers to identify animals in the world around them and ones only found in classic books by Dr. Seuss! Nurture a love of reading–and of Seussian creatures–with this great new concept book for beginning readers!

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66 ) If I Ran the Zoo

 If I Ran the Zoo Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 68
  • Amazon: 55
  • LibraryThing: 51

Welcome to the crazy world of Gerald McGrew who dreams of transforming his local zoo into a madcap menagerie of weird and wonderful beasts. By combining the funniest stories, craziest creatures, and zaniest pictures with his unique blend of rhyme, rhythm, and repetition, Dr Seuss helps children of all ages and abilities learn to read.

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66 ) Dr. Seuss’s Book of Animals

 Dr. Seuss's Book of Animals Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 77
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 75

Featuring a mix of real animals and Seussian creatures, this super-simple rhymed riff about animals is both a concept book AND a funny introduction to the world of Dr. Seuss. Illustrated with art from beloved Dr. Seuss books–including One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?, and Dr. Seuss’s ABC–it teaches beginning readers to identify animals in the world around them and ones only found in classic books by Dr. Seuss! Nurture a love of reading–and of Seussian creatures–with this great new concept book for beginning readers!

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65 ) The Seven Lady Godivas

 The Seven Lady Godivas Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 78
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 72

The book recounts in prose the tale of not one, but seven Godiva sisters, none of whom ever wear clothing. The explanation for their nakedness, even when walking in snow, is that “they were simply themselves & chose not to disguise it.” The story opens with the sisters’ father, Lord Godiva, deciding to leave for the Battle of Hastings on horseback. This upsets the sisters, as horses are wild & untamed animals. Sure enough, before Lord Godiva even manages to leave the castle walls, he is flung from his horse & killed. As a tribute to their father’s fate, the Godiva sisters agree to never marry—despite the fact that each is courting one of seven brothers named Peeping—until they can warn their countrymen of the dangers of horses. The book then follows the sisters as they set out on individual quests for “horse truths”, which turn out to be well-known sayings involving horses.

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64 ) The Pocket Book of Boners

 The Pocket Book of Boners Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 26
  • Amazon: 79
  • LibraryThing: 66

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63 ) The Shape of Me and Other Stuff

 The Shape of Me and Other Stuff Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 48
  • Amazon: 55
  • LibraryThing: 66

Subtitled “Dr. Seuss’s Surprising Word Book,” The Shape of Me and Other Stuff certainly lives up to its billing. In this delightful book, first published in 1973, kids are encouraged to ponder shapes they may never have considered before: “Just think about the shape of beans and flowers and mice and big machines!” Dr. Seuss’s illustrations are in silhouette (for the purpose of accenting the outlines of figures), but are nonetheless up to par with his usual wacky, amusing style. Soaring well beyond the mundane arena of circles, triangles, and squares, here we are challenged to consider “the shape of camels … the shape of bees and the wonderful shapes of back door keys!

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62 ) The Tough Coughs as He Ploughs the Dough

 The Tough Coughs as He Ploughs the Dough Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 57
  • Amazon: 46
  • LibraryThing: 64

The lost gems of the beloved Dr. Seuss; 20 essays and articles, 60 cartoon essays, and 30 full-page fantasies, all collected here in book form for the first time ever.

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61 ) Maybe You Should Fly a Jet! Maybe You Should Be a Vet!

 Maybe You Should Fly a Jet! Maybe You Should Be a Vet! Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 16
  • Amazon: 79
  • LibraryThing: 71

Every child who has ever been asked that age-old question will find in this lively book a world of outlandish answers as well as real possibilities. This light-hearted, free-wheeling celebration of jobs plain and fancy should help children see that work is what you make it. At the same time, the catchy rhymes and funny pictures make it a perfect book for beginning readers to read–all by themselves.

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60 ) Hooper Humperdink…? Not Him!

 Hooper Humperdink...? Not Him! Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 45
  • Amazon: 77
  • LibraryThing: 41

From Alice and Abe to Zeb and Zipper, an alphabetical array of guests turns out for the biggest birthday party ever. But Hooper Humperdink isn’t on the guest list!

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58 ) The Foot Book

 The Foot Book Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 60
  • Amazon: 55
  • LibraryThing: 44

A toe-tapper babies will love–the classic Seussian book about opposites: “Wet foot, dry foot. Low foot, high foot…” This Little Book is an adaptation of the original book The Foot Book published by Random House in 1963.

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58 ) Please Try to Remember the First of Octember!

 Please Try to Remember the First of Octember! Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 19
  • Amazon: 71
  • LibraryThing: 69

Dr. Seuss imagines a day when all your wishes come true in this classic Beginner Book. Octember the First is the day on which all your most outlandish wishes come true. If March is too dusty and April too gusty, if May is too early and June is too soon, just try to remember the first of Octember, when whatever you are hoping to get will be yours! From a balloon pool in the sky to a pickle tree in your backyard, Please Try to Remember the First of Octember! is a wildly silly story that will have readers laughing—and wishing—out loud. Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

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57 ) If I Ran the Circus

 If I Ran the Circus Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 66
  • Amazon: 46
  • LibraryThing: 43

Step right up for Dr. Seuss’s classic rhyming picture-book tale of young Morris McGurk’s big circus dreams. This circus has more than a mere lion tamer and trapeze artist! At the Circus McGurkus, you’ll be intrigued by the wink-hooded Hoodwink, terrified by the Spotted Atrocious, and amazed by the daring feats of the great Sneelock. And these are just a few of the astonishing things you’ll find under this big top. Told with the humor and originality that are synonymous with Dr. Seuss, If I Ran the Circus is a crowd-pleasing showstopper!

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56 ) The Many Mice of Mr. Brice a.k.a. The Pop-Up Mice of Mr. Brice

 The Many Mice of Mr. Brice a.k.a. The Pop-Up Mice of Mr. Brice Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 2
  • Amazon: 76
  • LibraryThing: 75

The talents and traits of 26 amazing mice are revealed in a Seussian cornucopia of flaps, pop-ups, add-ons, pull-tabs, and acetate on-lays that explore the concepts of letters, size, color, time, and word recognition.

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55 ) You’re Only Old Once!

 You're Only Old Once! Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 55
  • LibraryThing: 60

With his unmistakable rhymes and signature illustration style, Dr. Seuss creates a classic picture-book ode to aging in You’re Only Old Once! On a visit to “the Golden Years Clinic on Century Square for Spleen Readjustment and Muffler Repair,” readers will laugh with familiar horror at the poking and prodding and testing and ogling that go hand in hand with the dreaded appellation of “senior citizen.” Though Dr. Seuss is known for his peerless work in books for children, this comical look at what it’s like to get older is ideal for Seuss fans of advanced years. In his own words, this is “a book for obsolete children.” A perfect gift for retirement, birthdays, and holidays!

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54 ) The King’s Stilts

 The King's Stilts Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 67
  • Amazon: 46
  • LibraryThing: 27

A seventy-five-year-old King gets new vintage cover art for his anniversary! Celebrate the 75th birthday of Dr. Seuss’s classic treatise on the importance of a balanced life with our Anniversary Edition featuring cover art from the books original publication! A Seussian spin on a conventional fairy tale, The King’s Stilts is as topical today as when it was first published in 1939. It’s the story of a devoted king who works hard and plays hard—and whose entire kingdom is threatened when his beloved stilts are stolen and he is too distraught to do his job. Written in prose instead of rhyme (unlike Seuss’s later works), The King’s Stilts nevertheless addresses subjects that we know Dr. Seuss was passionate about throughout his life: duty (as in Horton Hears a Who and Horton Hatches the Egg); the abuse of power (as in The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins and Yertle the Turtle); deceit (as in The Bippolo Seed and How the Grinch Stole Christmas)–and even cats (as in The Cat in the Hat and I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today)! A perfect way to introduce new readers to an old classic, or to reward existing fans with a collectible new edition. Follow the Good Doctor’s advice:

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53 ) My Big Book of Beginner Books about Me

 My Big Book of Beginner Books about Me Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 42
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 75

Eyes, ears, teeth, noses, feet, knees—practically every living thing has got them—and their variations are fascinating, especially to young children. And now, consumers of all ages can indulge their curiosity about these beguiling body parts with six classic Beginner Books—The Foot Book, The Eye Book, and The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss, The Nose Book and The Ear Book by Al Perkins, and The Knee Book by Graham Tether—for less than the price of two!

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52 ) There’s a Wocket in My Pocket!

 There's a Wocket in My Pocket! Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 58
  • Amazon: 55
  • LibraryThing: 25

With a host of crazy crackpot creatures, from wockets in pockets to waskets in baskets, this hilarious books helps young children set off on the road to reading. This delightful book forms part of the second stage in HarperCollins’ major Dr. Seuss rebrand programme. With the relaunch of 10 more titles in August 2003, such all-time favourites as How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? and Dr. Seuss’ Sleep Book boast bright new covers that incorporate much needed guidance on reading levels: Blue Back Books are for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books are for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books are for older, more fluent readers to enjoy.

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51 ) Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog?

 Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 39
  • Amazon: 46
  • LibraryThing: 48

Would you rather be a clarinet . . . a trombone . . . or a drum? (How would you like to have someone going boom-boom on your tum?) Beginning readers are asked to ponder these-and a host of other odd choices-in this charming, provocative book by Dr. Seuss that encourages children to let their imaginations fly.

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50 ) The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

 The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 54
  • Amazon: 46
  • LibraryThing: 32

Celebrate the 75th birthday of this classic treatise on bullying by Dr. Seuss with our new foil-covered, color-enhanced Anniversary Edition! The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins is the story of a young peasant and his unjust treatment at the hands of King Derwin. While The 500 Hats is one of Dr. Seuss’s earliest and lesser known works, it is nevertheless totally Seussian and as topical today as when it was first published in 1938, addressing subjects that we know the good doctor was passionate about throughout his life: the abuse of power (as in Yertle the Turtle and Horton Hears a Who); rivalry (as in The Sneetches); and of course, zany good humor (as in The Cat in the Hat and the 43 other books he wrote and illustrated)! Available for a limited time only, this is a perfect way to introduce new readers to an old classic or to reward existing fans.

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49 ) Hop on Pop

 Hop on Pop Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 64
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 44

This charming book introduces young children to words that rhyme, such as Hop and Pop, Cup and Pup, Mouse and House, Tall and Small. And once they have learned to recognize one word, children soon find to their delight they can read another simply by changing the first letter.

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47 ) Ten Apples Up On Top!

 Ten Apples Up On Top! Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 39
  • Amazon: 46
  • LibraryThing: 42

Learning to count has never been more fun than in this crazy tale of a dog, a lion and a tiger all showing off how many apples they can balance on their heads as they skip, walk the tightrope and roller skate their way through the book. This delightful book forms part of the second stage in HarperCollins’ major Dr. Seuss rebrand programme. With the relaunch of 10 more titles in August 2003, such all-time favourites as How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? and Dr. Seuss’ Sleep Book boast bright new covers that incorporate much needed guidance on reading levels: Blue Back Books are for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books are for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books are for older, more fluent readers to enjoy.

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47 ) The Cat in the Hat Song Book

 The Cat in the Hat Song Book Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 10
  • Amazon: 55
  • LibraryThing: 62

This classically wacky songbook contains 19 Seuss-songs for the beginning singer. There are lively songs like “Plinker Plunker” and “The No Laugh Race,” bedtime songs like “Lullaby for Mr. Benjamin B. Bickelbaum,” and just plain silly songs like “Cry a Pint.” With a sturdy binding that opens flat for easy use, and simple piano and guitar arrangements, The Cat in the Hat Songbook is truly something to sing about!

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46 ) Great Day for Up!

 Great Day for Up! Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 51
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 51

The meanings of “up” are conveyed with merry verse and illustrations in a happy book that celebrates the joy of life.

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44 ) Dr. Seuss’s ABC

 Dr. Seuss's ABC Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 46
  • Amazon: 55
  • LibraryThing: 22

From Aunt Annie’s Alligator to Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz, this sturdy board book version of Dr. Seuss’s ABC is now available in a bigger trim size. With Dr. Seuss as your guide, learning the alphabet is as fun and as funny as the feather on a Fiffer-feffer-feff!

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44 ) Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!

 Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 65
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 56

Some people just won’t take the hint when it’s time to go to bed, but Marvin K. Mooney eventually gets the message! By combing the funniest stories, craziest creatures and zaniest pictures with his unique blend of rhyme, rhythm and repetition, Dr. Seuss helps children of all ages and abilities learn to read.

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43 ) Fox in Socks

 Fox in Socks Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 48
  • Amazon: 46
  • LibraryThing: 27

In this hilarious book, the irrepressible Fox in Socks teaches a baffled Mr. Knox some of the slickest, quickest tongue-twisters in town. With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK’s top ten favourite children’s authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide. As the first step in a major rebrand programme, HarperCollins is relaunching 17 of Dr. Seuss’s best-selling books, including such perennial favourites as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and Fox in Socks. In response to consumer demand, the bright new cover designs incorporate much needed guidance on reading levels, with the standard paperbacks divided into three reading strands – Blue Back Books for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. Fox in Socks belongs to the Green Back Book range.

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42 ) And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street

 And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 61
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 37

A plain horse and wagon on Mulberry Street grows into a story that no one can beat! In this tale, Young Marco allows his imagination to run riot as he travels home from school one day, to the extent that a horse and cart is soon transformed into a chaotic carnival of colourful creatures in his own mind.

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41 ) Oh, Baby, the Places You’ll Go!

 Oh, Baby, the Places You'll Go! Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 5
  • Amazon: 71
  • LibraryThing: 35

Artfully extracted and adapted almost entirely from Ted Geisel’s work, this is a must for all expectant parents – and introduction to the wonderful world of Dr. Suess for their adorable baby-to-be. Exciting new discoveries are being made all the time about how much learning takes place while a baby is still in its mother’s womb, and Oh, Baby, the Places You’ll Go! makes the perfect welcome! It’s never too early to start them on a rich and healthy regimen of good ol’ Dr. Seuss.

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40 ) Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?: Dr. Seuss’s Book of Wonderful Noises!

 Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?: Dr. Seuss's Book of Wonderful Noises! Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 42
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 46

Moo moo! Hoo hoo! Cock-a-doodle-doo! Oh, the wonderful sounds Mr. Brown can do. Now see if you can do them too! This fabulous book is ideal for teaching young children all about noises! This delightful book forms part of the second stage in HarperCollins’ major Dr. Seuss rebrand programme. With the relaunch of 10 more titles in August 2003, such all-time favourites as How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? and Dr. Seuss’ Sleep Book boast bright new covers that incorporate much needed guidance on reading levels: Blue Back Books are for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books are for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books are for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?

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38 ) Bartholomew and the Oobleck

 Bartholomew and the Oobleck Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 48
  • Amazon: 46
  • LibraryThing: 13

Illus. in color by the author. An ooey-gooey, green oobleck was not exactly what the king had in mind when he ordered something extra-special from his royal magicians.

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38 ) Oh Say Can You Say?

 Oh Say Can You Say? Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 59
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 46

A collection of silly tongue-twisters.

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37 ) Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories

 Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 51
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 32

A follow-up to The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss! A new Dr. Seuss book! This follow-up to The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories features familiar Seussian faces and places—including Horton the Elephant, Marco, Mulberry Street, and a Grinch—as well as an introduction by renowned Seuss scholar Charles D. Cohen. Seuss fans will learn more about Horton’s integrity, Marco’s amazing imagination, a narrowly avoided disaster on Mullbery Street, and a devious Grinch. With a color palette enhanced beyond that of the magazines in which the stories originally appeared, this new volume of “lost” tales is a perfect gift for young readers and a must-have for Seuss collectors of all ages!

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36 ) The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book Dictionary

 The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book Dictionary Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 6
  • Amazon: 55
  • LibraryThing: 38

Containing over 1000 everyday words arranged in alphabetical order, The Cat in the Hat Dictionary takes a typically Seussian approach, with a host of crazy animals and potty people doing some of the strangest things – from crocodiles nursing babies and goats playing horns to dogs eating noodles and bears playing marbles. None the less, the book has a serious purpose in that it teaches young children aged three upwards fundamental dictionary skills, without them even realising it. While they laugh at the pictures and look at the words, they are also learning about word and picture association, alphabetical order, word searching, word usage and alliteration, not to mention learning to read.

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35 ) The Big Aqua Book of Beginner Books

 The Big Aqua Book of Beginner Books Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 1
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 75

Six classic Beginner Books–including four by Dr. Seuss–for less than the price of two individual Beginner Books! This collection of six Beginner Books bound together in one sturdy hardcover is the perfect gift at a fantastic price! The Big Aqua Book of Beginner Books includes the complete text and illustrations for: – Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat Comes Back – Dr. Seuss’s There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! – Dr. Seuss’s Oh Say Can You Say? – Dr. Seuss’s Please Try to Remember the First of Octember! (illustrated by Art Cummings) – Robert Lopshire’s New Tricks I Can Do! – Al Perkins’s Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb (illustrated by Eric Gurney) Ideal for starting a child’s library, this collection will whet young readers’ appetites for additional books in the Beginner Book series–and help nourish a lifelong love of reading!

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34 ) I Can Draw It Myself

 I Can Draw It Myself Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 20
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 75

Dr. Seuss’s oversized creative coloring book also teaches simple reading skills.

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32 ) Happy Birthday to You!

 Happy Birthday to You! Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 37
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 35

Bigger than New Year’s, the Fourth of July, and Halloween all rolled into one, birthdays are for celebrating with Dr. Seuss in his first all-color picture book, Happy Birthday to You! Fly with the Great Birthday Bird in this fantastical commemoration of YOU! And make the most of your special day, which only comes once a year! “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” The ultimate birthday gift for ages one to 101—from the one and only Dr. Seuss!

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32 ) In a People House

 In a People House Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 57

Dr Seuss takes us on a tour of a house with a bird and a mouse.

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31 ) The Cat in the Hat

 The Cat in the Hat Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 26
  • Amazon: 55
  • LibraryThing: 11

Poor Sally and her brother. It’s cold and wet and they’re stuck in the house with nothing to do . . . until a giant cat in a hat shows up, transforming the dull day into a madcap adventure and almost wrecking the place in the process! Written by Dr. Seuss in 1957 in response to the concern that “pallid primers [with] abnormally courteous, unnaturally clean boys and girls’ were leading to growing illiteracy among children, The Cat in the Hat (the first Random House Beginner Book) changed the way our children learn how to read.

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30 ) Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo!!

 Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo!! Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 14
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 51

The mere sneeze of a bug triggers a chain reaction involving, among others, cows, turtles, policemen, and an entire circus parade.

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29 ) Come over to My House

 Come over to My House Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 15
  • Amazon: 55
  • LibraryThing: 16

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28 ) On Beyond Zebra!

 On Beyond Zebra! Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 54
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 29

If you think the alphabet stops with Z, you are wrong. So wrong. Leave it to Conrad Cornelius o’Donald o’Dell (with a little help from Dr. Seuss) to create an entirely new alphabet beginning with Z! This rhyming picture book introduces twenty new letters and the creatures that one can spell with them. Discover (and spell) such wonderfully Seussian creations as the Yuzz-a-ma-Tuzz and the High Gargel-orum. Readers young and old will be giggling from beginning to end . . . or should we say, from Yuzz to Hi!

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27 ) I Can Write! A Book by Me, Myself

 I Can Write! A Book by Me, Myself Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 44
  • Amazon: 1
  • LibraryThing: 38

Illus. in full color. Humorous nonsense rhymes (“1,2–fish in shoe,” “yellow, red–cow in bed”) introduce simple words and numbers (1 through 10) and encourage kids to copy them down themselves on the blank lines provided. The first few pages show children how to trace letters…from then on, they’re on their own. Learning to print has never been so much fun!

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26 ) Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?

 Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 26
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 30

Dr. Seuss. Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? New York: Random House, [1973]. First edition, first printing. Quarto. 47 pages. Publisher’s binding. Illus. in full color. Children will be cheered just contemplating the outrageous array of troubles they’re lucky they don’t have.

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25 ) I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!

 I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 21
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 34

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go”. In this delightful book, Dr. Seuss celebrates the joys of reading, encouraging young children to take pride in their budding reading abilities. With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK’s top ten favourite children’s authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide. As the first step in a major rebrand programme, HarperCollins is relaunching 17 of Dr. Seuss’s best-selling books, including such perennial favourites as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and Fox in Socks.

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24 ) I Wish That I Had Duck Feet

 I Wish That I Had Duck Feet Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 26
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 48

What would life be like if you had feet like a duck, or horns like a deer, a whale spout on your head, or a long, long nose? In this crazy tale a small boy imagines all these things, only to decide in the end that perhaps it’s better to be “ME” after all. With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranking among the UK’s top ten favourite children’s authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with nearly half a million books sold worldwide. This delightful book forms part of the third stage in HarperCollins’ major Dr. Seuss rebrand programme. With the relaunch of six more titles in January 2004, such all-time favourites as The Lorax, The Foot Book and Yertle the Turtle boast bright new covers that incorporate much needed guidance on reading levels: Blue Back Books are for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books are for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books are for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. I Wish That I Had Duck Feet belongs to the Green Back Book range.

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23 ) Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose

 Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 51
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 22

When Thidwick allows a motley collection of creatures to set up home in his antlers, the kindly moose soon finds that his guests have gone too far!

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21 ) Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!

 Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 32
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 16

Started by Seuss, finished by Prelutsky, and illustrated by Lane Smith, “Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!” is a joyous ode to individuality. The story stars an unsinkable teacher named Miss Bonkers and quirky little Diffendoofer School, which must prove it has taught its students how to think. Includes Seuss’ original 1989 pencil sketches and hand-printed notes for the book. (Ages 4 – 8)

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21 ) The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories

 The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 26
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 22

What’s better than a lost treasure? Seven lost treasures! These rarely seen Dr. Seuss stories were published in magazines in the early 1950s and are finally available in book form. They include “The Bippolo Seed” (in which a scheming feline leads a duck toward a bad decision), “The Rabbit, the Bear, and the Zinniga-Zanniga” (about a rabbit who is saved from a bear by a single eyelash), “Gustav, the Goldfish” (an early rhymed version of the Beginner Book A Fish Out of Water), “Tadd and Todd” (about a twin who is striving to be an individual), “Steak for Supper” (in which fantastic creatures follow a boy home in anticipation of a steak dinner), “The Strange Shirt Spot” (the inspiration for the bathtub-ring scene in The Cat in the Hat Comes Back), and “The Great Henry McBride” (about a boy whose far-flung career fantasies are bested only by those of Dr. Seuss himself). An introduction by Seuss scholar Charles D. Cohen traces the history of the stories, which demonstrate an intentional move toward the writing style we now associate with Dr. Seuss. Cohen also explores the themes that recur in well-known Seuss stories (like the importance of the imagination or the perils of greed).

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20 ) Horton Hatches the Egg

 Horton Hatches the Egg Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 32
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 13

Everyone laughs when Horton the Elephant offers to sit on Mayzie bird’s egg while she goes on holiday. Horton’s kindness and faithfulness are sorely tested when he, and the egg, are kidnapped and sold to a circus – but his reward for being faithful is more wonderful than he could ever have dreamed! With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr Suess has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic ‘Cat in the Hat’, and ranked among the UK’s top ten favourite children’s authors, Dr. Seuss is a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide. As part of a major rebrand programme, HarperCollins is relaunching Dr Seuss’s best-selling books. In response to consumer demand, bright new cover designs incorporate much-needed guidance on reading levels. The standard paperbacks divide into three reading strands

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18 ) My Book about ME

 My Book about ME Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 17
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 25

Encourages children to find out about themselves, while having fun writing and drawing their own biographies.

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18 ) Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories

 Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 32
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 30

In this hilarious book, featuring three timeless fables, Dr. Seuss explores the pitfalls of growing too big for your boots! With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranking among the UK’s top ten favourite children’s authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with nearly half a million books sold worldwide. This delightful book forms part of the third stage in HarperCollins’ major Dr. Seuss rebrand programme. With the relaunch of six more titles in January 2004, such all-time favourites as The Lorax, The Foot Book and Yertle the Turtle boast bright new covers that incorporate much needed guidance on reading levels: Blue Back Books are for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books are for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books are for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. Yertle the Turtle and other stories belongs to the Yellow Back Book range.

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17 ) One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

 One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 39
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 21

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish is a 1960 children’s book by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel). A simple rhyming book for learner readers, it is a book with a freewheeling plot about a boy and a girl, and the many amazing creatures they have for friends and pets. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish was part of the Beginner Book Video series which included Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! and The Foot Book.

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16 ) Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book

 Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 26
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 13

“Deliberately calculated to make its readers yawn. No one could resist those zillions of astonishing sleepyheads.

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13 ) McElligot’s Pool

 McElligot's Pool Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 46
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 10

Who knows what fantastic fish might swim in McElligot’s Pool! In this colorful picture book, a boy named Marco goes fishing in a small pond called McElligot’s Pool. As he sits waiting for a bite, a farmer calls him a fool and says “You’ll never catch fish in McElligot’s Pool!” Marco, however, refuses to be discouraged and spends the rest of the story describing all the fish that could be coming to McElligot’s Pool from the ocean. The story ends with Marco still fishing and the farmer scratching his beard and looking confused. The use of color and illustrations blur the line between fantasy and reality during Marco’s story, creating one of the most interesting aspects of the book. The text is made up of catchy rhymes and intriguing fish descriptions. The pictures complement the text and make the fish descriptions seem real. Interestingly, Seuss illustrates every other page in black and white. At the beginning of the story when Marco sits by the pond, the black and white emphasizes the concrete reality of the Marco talking to the farmer. After page one, every other page is in color. The color magnifies Marco’s fantasy about all of the fish, making them seem beautiful and real. At the same time, the black and white pages make Marco’s fish descriptions seem realistic. Seuss’s use of the black-and-white pictures during Marco’s whimsical descriptions in the text could be his way of toning down the fantasy and bringing it into the context of every day life.

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13 ) Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

 Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 37
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 19

Relates in verse some of the unusual thinks you can think if only you try. A mad outpouring of made-up words, and intriguing ideas.

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13 ) My Many Colored Days

 My Many Colored Days Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 17
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 19

Accompanying a manuscript Dr. Seuss wrote in 1973, was a letter outlining his hopes of finding “a great color artist who will not be dominated by me.” The late Dr. Seuss saw his original text about feelings and moods as part of the “first book ever to be based on beautiful illustrations and sensational color.” The quest for an artist finally ended—after the manuscript languished for more than two decades—at the paint brushes of husband-and-wife team Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher whose stunning, expressive paintings reveal such striking images as a bright red horse kicking its heels, a cool and quiet green fish, a sad and lonely purple dinosaur, and an angrily howling black wolf. Using a spectrum of vibrant colors and a menagerie of animals, this unique book does for the range of human moods and emotions what Oh, the Places You’ll Go! does for the human life cycle. Here is a wonderful way for parents to talk with children about their feelings. With Johnson and Fancher’s atmospheric, large-scale paintings bursting off the pages, Dr. Seuss’s vision is brought to life.

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12 ) The Butter Battle Book

 The Butter Battle Book Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 24
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 9

Dr. Seuss chronicles the feud between the Yooks and the Zooks from slingshots through sophisticated weaponry, until each side has the capacity to destroy the world. The language amuses, the drawings are zesty and humorous, and the demand for this book will be large.”– “School Library Journal.” “Provocative, packs an allegorical punch. The parade of increasingly elaborate (and ridiculous) armaments makes a telling point.

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11 ) The Big Orange Book of Beginner Books

 The Big Orange Book of Beginner Books Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 2
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 38

Six Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss at a fantastic price! It’s the perfect gift—a $53.94 value for only $15.99! This collection of six Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss costs less than two single Beginner Books! In one sturdy hardcover omnibus, The Big Orange Book of Beginner Books includes the complete text and illustrations for The Shape of Me and Other Stuff, Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!, Ten Apples Up on Top! (illustrated by Roy McKie), In a People House (illustrated by Roy McKie), Hooper Humperdink . . . ? Not Him! (illustrated by Scott Nash), and Because a Little Bug Went Ka-choo! (illustrated by Michael Frith). Ideal for starting a child’s library, this collection will whet young readers’ appetites for additional books in the Beginner Book series—and help nourish a lifelong love of reading!

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10 ) I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew

 I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 21
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 18

“The hero of this hilarious tale discovers that in attempting to avoid trouble one often encounters even greater difficulties. Seuss fans will be enthralled.”

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9 ) Horton Hears a Who!

 Horton Hears a Who! Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 25
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 11

Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman’s masterful narration brings to life the heartwarming tale of Horton the elephant. Original music and sound effects complement the retelling.

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8 ) How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

 How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 7
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 4

“The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason.” Dr. Seuss’s small-hearted Grinch ranks right up there with Scrooge when it comes to the crankiest, scowling holiday grumps of all time. For 53 years, the Grinch has lived in a cave on the side of a mountain, looming above the Whos in Whoville. The noisy holiday preparations and infernal singing of the happy little citizens below annoy him to no end. The Grinch decides this frivolous merriment must stop. His “wonderful, awful” idea is to don a Santa outfit, strap heavy antlers on his poor, quivering dog Max, construct a makeshift sleigh, head down to Whoville, and strip the chafingly cheerful Whos of their Yuletide glee once and for all. Looking quite out of place and very disturbing in his makeshift Santa get-up, the Grinch slithers down chimneys with empty bags and stealing the Whos’ presents, their food, even the logs from their humble Who-fires. He takes the ramshackle sleigh to Mt. Crumpit to dump it and waits to hear the sobs of the Whos when they wake up and discover the trappings of Christmas have disappeared. Imagine the Whos’ dismay when they discover the evil-doings of Grinch in his anti-Santa guise. But what is that sound? It’s not sobbing, but singing! Children simultaneously adore and fear this triumphant, twisted Seussian testimonial to the undaunted cheerfulness of the Whos, the transcendent nature of joy, and of course, the growth potential of a heart that’s two sizes too small.

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7 ) Wacky Wednesday

 Wacky Wednesday Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 21
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 8

A baffled youngster awakens one morning to find everything’s out of place, but no one seems to notice! Beginning readers will have fun discovering all the wacky things wrong on each page while sharpening their ability to observe, as well as to read.

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6 ) Your Favorite Seuss

 Your Favorite Seuss Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 4
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 1

From his very first book to his very last book, here in one big volume are 13 classic Dr. Seuss stories, everyone’s favorites. All of the words and virtually all of the illustrations are included. Each story is prefaced by a short essay by someone whose life was changed by Dr. Seuss or who is simply an unabashed admirer. Also included are photographs of Dr. Seuss, memorabilia, and original sketches from his books. The stories included are: And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, Horton Hears a Who!, McElligot’s Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, Happy Birthday to You!, Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book, Yertle the Turtle, The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Green Eggs and Ham, The Lorax, The Sneetches, and Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

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4 ) Green Eggs and Ham

 Green Eggs and Ham Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 13
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 5

“Do you like green eggs and ham?” asks Sam-I-am in this Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss. In a house or with a mouse? In a boat or with a goat? On a train or in a tree? Sam keeps asking persistently. With unmistakable characters and signature rhymes, Dr. Seuss’s beloved favorite has cemented its place as a children’s classic. In this most famous of cumulative tales, the list of places to enjoy green eggs and ham, and friends to enjoy them with, gets longer and longer. Follow Sam-I-am as he insists that this unusual treat is indeed a delectable snack to be savored everywhere and in every way. Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

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4 ) The Big Green Book of Beginner Books

 The Big Green Book of Beginner Books Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 11
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 7

In 1956, The Cat in the Hat, an irresistible pastiche of words and pictures, burst upon the children’s literature scene like a colorful tornado. Originally, parents read this quirky little story to their kids; but soon, the youngsters themselves began to recognize its simple, silly-sounding rhymed words in other contexts, beginning a regular reading revolution. Thus was born the concept of Beginner Books: short, entertaining stories that encourage children to read on their own. This book collects six such stories, written by Dr. Seuss and Theo. LeSieg, and illustrated by Quentin Blake, George Booth, Roy McKie, Michael J. Smollin, James Stevenson, and B. Tobey.

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3 ) The Sneetches and Other Stories

 The Sneetches and Other Stories Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 11
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 3

“Four funny easy-to-read stories all with subtly planted moral lessons.”–Publishers Weekly. THE SNEETCHES “Now, the Star-Belly Sneetches / Had bellies with stars. / The Plain-Belly Sneetches / Had none upon thars.” This collection of four of Dr. Seuss’s most winning stories begins with that unforgettable tale of the unfortunate Sneetches, bamboozled by one Sylvester McMonkey McBean (“the Fix-it-up Chappie”), who teaches them that pointless prejudice can be costly. THE ZAX Following the Sneetches, a South-Going Zax and a North-Going Zax seem determined to butt heads on the prairie of Prax. TOO MANY DAVES Then there’s the tongue-twisting story of Mrs. McCave–you know, the one who had 23 sons and named them all Dave. (She realizes that she’d be far less confused had she given them different names, like Marvin O’Gravel Balloon Face or Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate.) WHAT WAS I SCARED OF? A slightly spooky adventure involving a pair of haunted trousers–“What was I scared of?”–closes out the collection.

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2 ) Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

 Oh, the Places You'll Go! Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 8
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 5

In this joyous ode to life, Dr. Seuss addresses graduates of all ages, from nursery school to medical school, and gives them the get-up-and-go to move mountains with the unrivaled exuberance and charm that have made Dr. Seuss’s books favorites for years.

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1 ) The Lorax

 The Lorax Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 8
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 2

UNLESS someone like you…cares a whole awful lot…nothing is going to get better…It’s not.” Long before saving the earth became a global concern, Dr. Seuss, speaking through his character the Lorax, warned against mindless progress and the danger it posed to the earth’s natural beauty. His classic cautionary tale is now available in an irresistible mini-edition, perfect for backpack or briefcase, for Arbor Day, Earth Day, and every day.

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Dr. Seuss’s (Theodor Seuss Geisel) Best Books



Dr. Seuss Review Website Bibliography Rankings

BookGoodreadsAmazonLibraryThingOverall Rank
The Lorax 822 1
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! 825 2
The Sneetches and Other Stories 1123 3
Green Eggs and Ham 1325 4
The Big Green Book of Beginner Books 1127 4
Your Favorite Seuss 4221 6
Wacky Wednesday 2128 7
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 7224 8
Horton Hears a Who! 25211 9
I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew 21218 10
The Big Orange Book of Beginner Books 2238 11
The Butter Battle Book 24229 12
McElligot’s Pool 46210 13
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! 37219 13
My Many Colored Days 172219 13
Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book 262213 16
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish 39221 17
My Book about ME 172225 18
Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories 32230 18
Horton Hatches the Egg 322213 20
Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! 322216 21
The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories 262222 21
Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose 51222 23
I Wish That I Had Duck Feet 26248 24
I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! 212234 25
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? 262230 26
I Can Write! A Book by Me, Myself 44138 27
On Beyond Zebra! 54229 28
Come over to My House 155516 29
Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo!! 142251 30
The Cat in the Hat 265511 31
Happy Birthday to You! 372235 32
In a People House 35257 32
I Can Draw It Myself 20275 34
The Big Aqua Book of Beginner Books 12275 35
The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book Dictionary 65538 36
Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories 512232 37
Bartholomew and the Oobleck 484613 38
Oh Say Can You Say? 59246 38
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?: Dr. Seuss’s Book of Wonderful Noises! 422246 40
Oh, Baby, the Places You’ll Go! 57135 41
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street 612237 42
Fox in Socks 484627 43
Dr. Seuss’s ABC 465522 44
Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! 65256 44
Great Day for Up! 512251 46
Ten Apples Up On Top! 394642 47
The Cat in the Hat Song Book 105562 47
Hop on Pop 642244 49
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins 544632 50
Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? 394648 51
There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! 585525 52
My Big Book of Beginner Books about Me 422275 53
The King’s Stilts 674627 54
You’re Only Old Once! 355560 55
The Many Mice of Mr. Brice a.k.a. The Pop-Up Mice of Mr. Brice 27675 56
If I Ran the Circus 664643 57
The Foot Book 605544 58
Please Try to Remember the First of Octember! 197169 58
Hooper Humperdink…? Not Him! 457741 60
Maybe You Should Fly a Jet! Maybe You Should Be a Vet! 167971 61
The Tough Coughs as He Ploughs the Dough 574664 62
The Shape of Me and Other Stuff 485566 63
The Pocket Book of Boners 267966 64
The Seven Lady Godivas 782272 65
If I Ran the Zoo 685551 66
Dr. Seuss’s Book of Animals 772275 66
Dr. Seuss’s ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book! 792275 68
I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories 725550 69
Dr. Seuss’s Book of Colors 812274 69
I Am Not Going to Get Up Today! 625561 71
What Pet Should I Get? 764658 72
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back 715559 73
The Tooth Book 547062 74
The Eye Book 625573 75
Daisy-Head Mayzie 707451 76
Scrambled Eggs Super! 725570 77
Gerald McBoing Boing 687464 78
The Cat’s Quizzer 757755 79
Hunches in Bunches 727168 80
Dr. Seuss’s 123 807975 81