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Trivia Question of the Day: How many Dr. Seuss books written by Theodore Seuss Geisel are there?

The beloved Dr.Seuss’s birthday is this week. This week is also Read Across America which is a reading initative sponsored by the National Education Assocation. Many schools, libraries, communities, stores, and families will be celebrating reading and Dr. Seuss books this week.
My boys love Dr. Seuss books– probably more than I did as a kid– but they are growing on me. They definitely have their favorites. Today I am focusing my “What my Child is Reading” Post on my boys’ favorite Seuss books. These aren’t necessarily my favorite picks but they are the most requested right now in our home. I wonder if it has something to do with the age of my children (1 year old and 2 year old). My elementary aged nephews seem to like the ones that are more of a story and less of a “early reader” book. But if my boys had to pick 4 Seusssational books, I think these are the ones they would pick:

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It is so good so good you see.

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“Willy Waterloo washes Warren Wiggins who is washing Waldo Woo” That can be a mouthful for mommy, but we mutter through it. I did love Dr. Seuss’s ABC as a kid.

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Great early reader for introducing concept words like left, right, up, down, high, low, etc.
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 Oh, the many many sounds Mr. Brown can do. He can moo, he can whisper, he can make thunder. The boys love to join in and make the sounds as I read this favorite.

And now for the answer to today’s trivia question:
How many Dr. Seuss books written by Theodore Seuss Geisel are there?

According to the Harris County Public Library

There are 52 books that were published under the name Dr. Seuss. The first one, And to Think I Saw it on Mulberry Street was written in 1937. The last one Hooray for Diffendoofer Day was written in 1998– which was after Seuss died. According to Wikipedia, this book was published under his name but was written by using sketches he had made.
This Wikipedia article lists all of the books that were written under the name Dr. Seuss, Theo LeSieg and Rosetta Stone– all of his pen names. They attribute “over 60 books” to Theodore Seuss Geisel.

Which of the 60 books are favorites in your home?

Comments

  1. says

    What fun! I love Dr. Seuss!

    As a kid my favorites were: The Book about ME, The Cat and the Hat, and Wacky Wednesday. Sammy’s favorites: Green Eggs and Ham since it has his name in it, Oh Say Can you Say (because its hard for Mommy to read), and Ten Apples Up on Top!

  2. says

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read the books you’ve mentioned when K was younger. Now, she’s reading the older versions of Dr. Seuss by herself and loving them. He really had a way of reaching young children.

  3. says

    As an adult, I find The Cat in the Hat downright spooky, but I still think Dr Seuss’ birthday is such a cause for celebration! Anything that lights up kids’ eyes about reading has my vote.

  4. says

    Thanks for joining WMCIR! All the books you mentioned were favorites in our house too. My favorite is actually Lorax, but Anna is scared by it. She likes more whimsical stories like If I Ran the Zoo and Oh To Think What I Saw On the Mulberry Street.