Books by Dr. Seuss

Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in 1904 and died in 1991. In between, he created some 44 books and became easily one of the most beloved children's authors of the 20th century. "Seussian" has entered the vocabulary as an instantly recognizable descriptor for the sort of infectious, chantable verse with which he delighted—and continues to delight—millions. Hats off to Dr. Seuss! Photo ©Ted Geisel color photo credit: Courtesy Dr. Seuss Enterprises, LP


THE LORAX POP-UP! by Dr. Seuss
by Dr. Seuss, illustrated by Dr. Seuss, adapted by David A. Carter
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"A corner flap opens to the resolution, in which the Once-ler passes the last Truffula seed and the responsibility for nurturing it on to the next generation. Good luck, Gen Z. (Pop-up/picture book. 6-9)"
Though looking a little tightly packed in just eight spreads, Dr. Seuss's cautionary environmental fable takes on fresh energy (and urgency) thanks to Carter's simple but large-scale pop-ups. Read full book review >
HOORAY FOR DIFFENDOOFER DAY! by Dr. Seuss
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"It's a model collaboration, because the spirits involved—including Schulman's—are so obviously kindred. (Picture book. 4-10)"
When Theodor Geisel died in 1991, he had left behind a half-sketched idea for a book, an ode to joy and eccentricity in education. Read full book review >
MY MANY COLORED DAYS by Dr. Seuss
COLORS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Those who can set aside preconceived expectations—there is no butter-side-up Seuss here—will find that some of the spreads gracefully elevate poetry that often has feet but no wings. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Pairing emotions with colors is nothing new to poetry (e.g., Mary O'Neill's Hailstones and Halibut Bones), but pairing impressionistic full-color paintings to the text of Dr. Seuss is a first. Read full book review >
THE CAT'S QUIZZER by Dr. Seuss
NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 1976

"We can see bored kids or desperate teachers picking this up, but the whole thing makes about as much sense as ducks on the moon."
Considering the deliberate (by this time, dogged) zaniness of the illustrations, kids might well be disappointed to find, when they turn to the answer pages, that these aren't riddles; both questions and answers are straight, if often silly. Read full book review >
OH, THE THINKS YOU CAN THINK! by Dr. Seuss
Released: Oct. 6, 1975

Think how far you can go without THINKING A THOUGHT! Read full book review >
THERE'S A WOCKET IN MY POCKET! by Dr. Seuss
POETRY
Released: Sept. 30, 1974

. . . and a findow in my window and a nook gase in my book case. . . and a jertain in the curtain. . . and a noth grush on my tooth brush. . . and a pain in my. . . . Read full book review >
GREAT DAY FOR UP! by Dr. Seuss
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1974

"Turn it down."
Released: Sept. 5, 1972

"The pages of persistence and Marvin's final capitulation are reminiscent of Green Eggs and Ham (1960) though this doesn't strike us as quite that Bright, and with phrases like 'bureau drawer' it won't be read all that Early either."
Though it's never dear why, there's a long-fingered hairy arm, with a watch on the wrist, that is desperately eager to get rid of Marvin K. Mooney. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1965

This is an amusing exercise for beginning readers, especially those who are inadequately equipped to skim or guess at words and who need a gentle brake applied. Read full book review >
GREEN EGGS & HAM by Dr. Seuss
IPAD BOOK APPS

"While navigation is wisely kept out of the way outside of the main menu, the only way to restart the book or access any options in Auto Play mode is, regrettably, to quit the app entirely using the iPad's Home button. (iPad storybook app. 2-8)"
Some stories never grow old. Read full book review >