Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! - A Roundup of Our Favorite Dr. Seuss Reads


It's Dr. Seuss's birthday, and I think it goes without saying that no child's library is complete without of few of his reads! Books are life in our home, and Gray's stash is no exception to the wise words of Seuss!

One of the bookshelves in our son's room.

One of the bookshelves in our son's room.

I appreciate Dr. Seuss because as symbolic as he is with childhood reading, his storybook lessons are to be carried through a lifetime. Even as an adult, it's common to find his quotes everywhere such as Instagram captions, posters and more. They are words that truly withstand time have molded generations. Another big plus is that the books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. For a mom like me raising a bilingual bebe, this has been a reinforcing asset of literacy in our home with Gray! 

Below are a few of our favorite Dr. Seuss staples and some of their most memorable quotes! All of these books have been purchased for @LittleMrGray either in Spanish or in their bilingual (English/Spanish) versions, which in addition to the standalone English, you will find linked below:

1/ The Cat in The Hat (1957)

“you find magic wherever you look. sit back and relax. all you need is a book” 

2/ Oh The Places You'll Go (1990)

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” 

3/ The Lorax (1971)

"It's not about what it is, it's about what it can become."

4/ I Can Read with My Eyes Shut (1978)

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. “

5/ Happy Birthday To You (1959)

“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.”

What are some of your favorite Dr. Seuss reads? Tell us in the comments!