Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Share your favourite book.

Wacky Wednesday is my favourite book.

I have clear memories of it being one of those books I couldn’t get enough of when I was six. As a six year old, it was an enjoyable read with lots of repetitive words and rhyme (obviously characteristic of Dr. Seuss Books). Wacky Wednesday was a visual feast with more and more wacky things to find on each page. It made me giggle.

I remember getting ready for school every Wednesday hoping that it would be a wacky day for me. Sadly, it wasn’t to be. Instead my friends and I started opposite Wednesday as homage to the book.

Now I enjoy reading it to my daughter, a toddler, and we have fun finding silly things on each page.

What is your favourite Dr. Seuss Book and why?

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Share your favourite book.


  1. However, as an adult I would have to say that my favourite Dr. Seuss book is ‘Oh, the Places You’ll go’.
    Inspiration doesn’t get much better than this does it. Even between rhythmic prose Dr. Seuss is raw and real and although we know life won’t always be happy and easy he gives us hope and determination.
    Every parent should read this book to their children, don’t you think?

  2. Totally agree re “Oh, the Places You Will Go” – such fabulous insight – sometimes I get a bit teary! It is one of my faves to read to the munchkin, although we really enjoy the crazy characters from “The Sleep Book”, “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” and “There’s a Wocket in my Pocket”. Thank you Dr Seuss for making reading and story telling just so enjoyable for us all.

  3. As a kid I loved ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ and as a teacher I loved reading it to my class – I think the kids get so much more out of a book if the person reading it has a love for it. At the moment however, we are loving reading ‘There’s a Wocket in my pocket’ to our 2yr old as she has just discovered pockets in her clothing and likes to walk around with hands in either her, or our, pockets!

  4. ‘Did I ever tell you how lucky you are’ Always puts a smile on my boys faces, and mine! Such and great story.. After we read my sons first response is always ‘Mum, if I had a tail, I would never have it in knots, I promise’ hehe
    Also a great book to read after you’ve had a horrible day!

    M :)

  5. I have to say ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ I love that the more we read it to our son the more he is beginning to read it to us. It’s a catchy tale that makes us all smile.

  6. Oh, the Places You’ll go’ is a favourite, and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

  7. Wendy said: On March 2, 2011

    I love places you’ll go as well but personnally have a very soft spot for Horton Hears A Who – I think it has a very beautiful message

  8. Mandy said: On March 2, 2012

    Sharing a birthday with him adds a special enjoyment for me, but I always loved ‘The Sneetches’ because it always encouraged me to be myself, without worrying about what other people thought. ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” is another favorite, too, for the inspiration & encouragement it gives. ‘Fox in socks’ is always a linguistic challenge, good for limbering up those vocal muscles. I can’t think of a book by Dr. Seuss that I don’t enjoy for one reason or another.

  9. Peta said: On March 2, 2014

    Ooh I will have to go and grab one to read tonight. I think the Lora’s is my fave but I’m thinking that I will get oh the places you’ll go for my son to celebrate starting kindy this year. I’ve seen where you get the child’s teacher to sign something n the book and give it to them when they finish school. I’d love to do this!

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