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Celebrate Dr Seuss Day – Read Across America

It’s coming.  It’s nearly almost here.  The funnest fun day ever, that happens just once a year.  What day is that, you ask?  What special day is on it’s way?  Why, it’s none other than the spectacular Dr. Seuss Day!

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss Day.

Perhaps you ask, “How to celebrate?” or “What should I do?”  Well, in honor of Seuss’s birthday, you should pick up a book, too!

 

the places youll go

On March 2nd, teachers and parents around the globe celebrate this iconic author on the annual Read Across America Day! On Read Across America Day, everyone is encouraged to pick up a book and read to a child.  I think Dr. Seuss would have liked that more than a million jillion birthday candles on his cake, don’t you?

Young Theodor GeiselI have such fond memories of reading Dr. Seuss books as a child, and have established a modest collection of them for my children, as well. I don’t, however, have them all.  Did you know that Theodor Geisel, lovingly known as Dr. Seuss by children worldwide, wrote over 60 books for children during his life time?  He used the pen name Dr. Seuss for the books that he both wrote and illustrated. He also authored over a dozen books as Theo LeSieg (which is Geisel reversed) and one as Rosetta Stone.  The books under the penname Theo LeSieg and Rosetta Stone were not illustrated by Geisel. Here’s a list of the books written/illustrated by Theodor Geisel as Dr. Seuss, Theo LeSieg, and Rosetta Stone with the year of publication.

 

    1. And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937)
    2. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (1938)
    3. The King’s Stilts (1939)
    4. The Seven Lady Godivas (1939)
    5. Horton Hatches the Egg (1940)
    6. The Pocket Book of Boners (1941) – originally published as four separate stories
    7. McElligot’s Pool (1947)
    8. Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose (1948)
    9. Bartholomew And The Oobleck (1949)
    10. If I Ran the Zoo (1950)
    11. Gerald McBoing Boing (1952)
    12. Scrambled Eggs Super! (1953)
    13. Horton Hears A Who! (1954)
    14. On Beyond Zebra (1955)
    15. If I Ran The Circus (1956)
    16. The Cat in the Hat (1957)
    17. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1957)
    18. Yertle The Turtle And Other Stories (1958)
      1. The Big Brag (1958) – from Yertle the Turtle
      2. Gertrue McFuzz (1958) – from Yertle the Turtle
    19. The Cat In The Hat Comes Back! (1958)
    20. Happy Birthday To You! (1959)
    21. Green Eggs And Ham (1960)
    22. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960)
    23. The Sneetches And Other Stories (1961)
      1. Too Many Daves (1961) – from The Sneetches
      2. What Was I Scared Of? (1961) – from The Sneetches
      3. The Zax (1961) – from The Sneetches
    24. Ten Apples up on Top! (1961) *written as Theo LeSieg*
    25. Dr Seuss’s Sleep Book (1962)
    26. Dr Seuss’s ABC (1963)
    27. Hop on Pop (1963)
    28. Fox In Socks (1965)
    29. I Had Trouble In Getting To Solla Sollew (1965)
    30. I Wish I Had Duck Feet (1965) *written as Theo LeSieg*
    31. The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book (1966)
    32. Come over to My House (1966) *written as Theo LeSieg*
    33. The Cat in the Hat Song Book (1967)
    34. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back (1968)
    35. The Foot Book (1968)
    36. The Eye Book (1968) *written as Theo LeSieg*
    37. I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! And Other Stories (1969)
      1. The Glunk That Got Thunk (1969) – from I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today
      2. King Looie Katz (1969) – from I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today
    38. My Book About Me (1969)
    39. I Can Draw Myself (1970)
    40. Mr Brown Can Moo! Can You? (1970)
    41. The Lorax (1971)
    42. I Can Write!  A Book by Me, Myself (1971) *written as Theo LeSieg*
    43. Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! (1972)
    44. In a People House (1972) *written as Theo LeSieg*
    45. Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (1973)
    46. The Shape Of Me And Other Stuff (1973)
    47. Great Day For Up (1974)
    48. There’s a Wocket in my Pocket! (1974)
    49. The Many Mice of Mr. Brice (1974) *written as Theo LeSieg*
    50. Wacky Wednesday (1974) *written as Theo LeSieg*
    51. Oh, The Thinks You Can Think! (1975)
    52. Would you Rather Be a Bullfrog (1975) *written as Theo LeSieg*
    53. Because a Little Bug went Ka-Choo (1975) *written as Rosetta Stone*
    54. The Cat’s Quizzer (1976)
    55. Hooper Humperdink?  Not Him! (1976) *written as Theo LeSieg*
    56. Please Try to Remember the First of Octember (1977) *written as Theo LeSieg*
    57. I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! (1978)
    58. Oh Say Can You Say? (1979)
    59. Maybe You Should Fly A Jet! (1980) *written as Theo LeSieg*
    60. The Tooth Book (1981) *written as Theo LeSieg*
    61. Hunches In Bunches (1982)
    62. The Butter Battle Book (1984)
    63. You’re Only Old Once! (1986)
    64. I am Not Going to Get Up Today (1987)
    65. The Touch Coughs as He Ploughs the Dough (1987)
    66. Oh, The Places You’ll Go! (1990)

Dr SeussTheodore Geisel died of oral cancer on September 24, 1991.  Believe it or not, he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!  There are also a handful of books that Books published posthumously include, written or attributed to Dr. Seuss. They are:

  1. Daisy-Head Mayzie (1994) – written by Geisel as Dr. Seuss in 1973.
  2. My Many Colored Days (1996) – written by Geisel as Dr. Seuss in 1973
  3. Hooray for Diffendoofer Day (1998) – based on verses and sketches created by Geisel before his death in 1991, and credited to Dr. Seuss “with some help from Jack Prelutsky and Lane Smith”
  4. The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories (2011) – a collection of seven stories written by Geisel and previously published in magazines in the early 1950s, but not previously published in a book.  The collection incluedes “The Bippolo Seed”; “The Rabbit, The Bear, and the Zinniga-Zanniga”; “Gustav, the Goldfish”; “Tadd and Todd”; “Steak for Supper”; “The Strange Shirt Spot”; and “The Great Henry McBride.”

Dr Seuss Books

    I’ll be sharing more on my one of my favorite books by Dr. Seuss in the coming week.  Which is your favorite?  Are there any you haven’t read yet?
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Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.

Comments

  1. we love the sleep book. we’ve only read a few and i never read one growing up believe it or not. my older kid loves the green eggs and ham book. but the sleep book makes me yawn, which i find hilarious and fun!