Venus shares the power of reading with her reviews of some of her favorite Dr. Seuss books! Reading these Dr. Seuss classics is a wonderful way to bond with young ones at home and stimulate their imaginations. Read one of these stories and afterward work on a craft project as a family. Let your imaginations run wild!
Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
It follows an unnamed character, but you can put yourself in the character’s shoes as he walks through different environments and terrains to get to where he needs to go. It is an easy book to read as the whole book is written in rhymes, and the book is not just for children. People of any age can read it. It can make a great graduation gift, or a gift to remind people that they can achieve anything as long as they keep moving towards their goals. It gives people the courage to not let the bumps in the road or scary moments get you down. As long as you keep going, you will get to your goal.
A Guide to Life for Those Just Starting Out…and Those Already on Their Way is a book by Dr. Seuss. The book is a compilation of quotes from his other books, including well-known ones, such as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and The Lorax. Each Seuss-ism has a different theme. The book can make you laugh, feel inspired, and teach lessons all at the same time. This book is perfect for everyone, so children can read and enjoy this book with their parents. My favorite Seuss-ism in the book is “the more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go” which is from the book I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!, which encourages people to learn new things and expand their horizons. Everyone is sure to have a favorite Seuss-ism after reading this book. What will be yours?
The Cat in the Hat
It is a classic and well-known book by Dr. Seuss. It follows an unnamed boy, his sister Sally, their fish, and the cat in the hat on a rainy day. Due to the rain, they are not able to think of anything to do. Shortly after, they get a visit from the cat who is wearing a red and white striped hat and a red ribbon tied at his neck. The cat encourages them to have fun, play games, and think outside of the box while in the process makes a mess of their home. Right before the children’s mother comes back home, they clean up their mess.
This is a great book for children, especially those who are new readers, because the whole book is written in rhymes, almost like a song or poem. The book also teaches a few lessons that are important for children to learn. One lesson that children can learn from this book is if you are bored or don’t know what to do, you can be creative and find something fun to do, as long as it is safe. Another lesson is to always clean up after yourself when you are done playing, and this can also be applied to other areas of life, too. This is a book that can be read over and over and children are sure to enjoy it.
Thank you, Venus, for your eagerness to share your love of reading all way from California!