Your Favorite Dr. Seuss Books

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  1. 20x6 Force Ghost

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    I can't believe there are no Dr. Seuss threads. My two favorite are:

    Oh the Places You'll Go - It sounds cheezy but that book has helped me through some hard times.

    Fox in Sox - some of the best tongue twisters ever! I used to be able to recite the whole Tweetle Beetle one.
  2. Jedi Daniel Force Ghost

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    I always liked 'Are You My Mother?'
  3. MariahJade2 Former Fan Fiction Archive Editor

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    One Fish, Two Fish. When I was little I had that whole book memorized.

    My favorite part: "Look what I found in the park in the dark. We will take him home and we will call him Clark. He will live in our house and he will grow and grow. Will our mother like this we don't know."

    My brother and I were always bringing home things we found to see what kind of reaction we'd get from Mom. LOL.
  4. anakin_girl Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh, the Places You'll Go!

    Such an optimistic, hopeful book. When I was teaching high school, I did a lot of work with several senior classes, and I would always give a copy to the class president for graduation.

    Green Eggs and Ham

    "Do you like green eggs and ham? I do! I like them, Sam I Am!"

    Something comforting about that book--it's hard to explain.
  5. Admiral Maciejewski Jedi Master

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    Are You My Mother was not a Dr. Seuss book as I recall. Same publisher, but not written by the good Doc. Probably mine wasthe original Cat in the Hat, however my favorite childrens book was Are You My Mother (I was adopted, so it sort of spoke to me in some ways).
  6. Uruk-hai Jedi Youngling

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    The Cat in the Hat and The Cat in the Hat Comes Back are his best works, IMO.
  7. Darth_Banal Jedi Grand Master

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    I can't wait to see Mike Meyers as the Cat.

    But I liked Horton Hears A Who! and the one about Sneeches on the Beaches with stars on their bellies.
  8. Falls_the_Shadow Jedi Master

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    How the Grinch Stole Christmas in the rhyming Latin translation. [face_laugh] A good friend gave it to me just a few years ago.
  9. Jedi Daniel Force Ghost

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    Are You My Mother was not a Dr. Seuss book as I recall. Same publisher, but not written by the good Doc.

    Ok then I didn't know that. Sorry. 'Fox in Socks' or 'Green Eggs and Ham' then I think would be my favourites.
  10. YodaJediMaster12 Jedi Master

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    My favorite is Yertle the Turtle. I learned recently that it was written with Yertle modeled after Hitler, and this gives the book an interesting historical tone to go along with its witty rhymes.


    And Yertle the Turtle, that Marvelous he,
    Is King of the mud, that is all he can see.


    I just love those lines. :)

  11. AmeiaSkywalker Jedi Knight

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    I like Green Eggs and Ham, but that's probably because I read it a lot when I was little.
    I think my favorite is probably Horton Hatches the Egg I think it's called.
    It's a great book!
  12. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Interestingly enough, I've been doing a little thinking about Seuss as a social commentator recently.

    Does anyone ever really think about the things he's saying with his work? I mean, setting aside the obvious (The Cat in the Hat = don't talk to strangers), look at the way he takes on racism with the situation of the star bellied Sneetches (I think that's the spelling . . . ).

    And what about that whole "Butter Battle?" Has there been a clearer indictment of the "war for profit?"

    I love this guy. So many levels to enjoy his work on.
  13. Nrf-Hrdr Jedi Master

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    One Fish Two Fish was one of the best ones - I always wished I could drink some of the Yink's pink ink when I was a kid. Still do, in fact.

    And you've gotta love The Lorax, as painfully melancholy as it is.
  14. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    Oh, yes, just like Aesop's fable, there are moral lessons in the wonderfully rhyming works of Dr. Seuss.

    My favorites are Green Eggs And Ham, and Oh! The Places You'll Go

    "You've got brains in you head
    And feet in your shoes..."

    :D
  15. Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus

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    Green Eggs and Ham. :D
  16. Scoobster Jedi Knight

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    hmm i love all of his stuff. "one fish two fish, red fish blue fish" and "green eggs and ham" i had memorized when i was little. i thought i was so cool and i tried to convince people that i could read. 8-} but yeah "oh the places youll go" is such a great book! its so optimistic and you can definitely relate to it.

    but id have to say im partial to "the cat in the hat." i cant wait to see mike myers in that movie; thatll be great! i cant say i remember reading "the cat in the hat comes back" though....
  17. noggins Jedi Master

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    Definately 'There's A Wocket In My Pocket'. That used to scare the life out of me when I was a kid - I was convinced all those freaky monsters were all over my house and it just plain terrified me... Yet I loved it when my sister used to read it to me.

    I'd give anything to get a copy of it. My old one must've disappeared years ago!
  18. 20x6 Force Ghost

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    This thread's been pushed down, way down in the dump.

    This thread needs some help! This thread needs a BUMP!
  19. jedi-mind-trick VIP

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    ^ [face_laugh]

    Oh, the places you'll go!
    So...
    be your name Buxhaum or Boxby or Bray
    or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
    you're off to great places!
    Today is your day!
    Your mountain is waiting.
    So...get on your way!


    Green Eggs and Ham
    Would you eat them in a house, would you eat them with a mouse?
    Would you eat them in a box? Would you eat them with a fox?
    Would you eat them on a boat? Would you eat them with a goat?


    Classic tale that I have been reciting since childhood. :D
  20. Darthette Jedi Grand Master

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    "Horton Hears a Who"....has got to be the best story about loyalty ever written.
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