At long last, our favorite classic Dr. Seuss books will be available as e-books on September 24th! Over 600 million books by Dr. Seuss have been sold over the years, and we are fully stocked up on those books here in this house. I’ve deeply loved sharing my favorite books with my daughter; there’s such a great joy in having a mutual cultural touchstone like Green Eggs and Ham.
But my daughter is also a lover of the iPad and Kindle, and she reads more books on a digital platform these days, or via book and story apps. So I’m thrilled that she can get amazing (and apparently faithful to the original books) books that she already loves in a digital form.
So what are your favorite Dr. Seuss e-books? I’ve listed my top seven below (and you’ll note that I did not include the Cat in the Hat; as a parent trying to encourage good behavior in her child, I haven’t found that book to be all that helpful in that arena) that I plan to download as soon as they are available. What about you?
check ’em out! 1 of 8
Green Eggs & Ham 2 of 8
Is there any book more fun to read to your kids? The pacing, the alliteration, the rhyming! It's all so fun and amazing, and when you get to the end and say, "I DO! I DO LIKE GREEN EGGS AND HAM, SAM I AM!" it always makes kids laugh. Love, love, love.
The Butter Battle Book 3 of 8
This book is probably why I'm so liberal. I read this so many times when I was only five or six, and it had a big impact on my political beliefs.
The Grinch 4 of 8
How do you not love the Grinch? Even the Grinch loves the Grinch. Eventually. While we enjoy the movie once or twice during the holiday season, we read the book nearly every night in December!
Horton Hears A Who! 5 of 8
My mother loves elephants, so this was one of her favorite books to read to me regularly when I was little. I think this book is probably why I catch and release a lot of bugs instead of killing them.
ABC Book 6 of 8
I didn't actually read this one as a kid, but oh! how my daughter loved it when she was little! I think I read this to her every day for two years.
One Fish, Two Fish 7 of 8
Amazing book about how different "fish" look. Really have loved watching my daughter absorb the message in this one!
The Lorax 8 of 8
This is another one that I didn't read as a child (not sure why). But Tori loved it long before the movie version came out, and has repeatedly asked me to plant those trees around our house. Would if I could, kid!