- Dr. Seuss was a talented writer and he captures the readers attention fully. His books inform, persuade and entertain. Definitely entertain! Trust this masterful write can show and model language in an entertaining way.
- Many beginning readers start with Dr. Seuss books. Dr. Seuss is a master at repeating sounds frequently and this helps a beginning reader to master the skill of letter sounds and phonics. Dr. Seuss writes engaging stories that children love and because these young readers love his stories; they tend to want to read them. When they want to read, they learn to read. Examples of books with repetitive lines are Hop on Pop, Green Eggs and Ham, Fox in Socks. and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.
- Dr. Seuss books are perfect for reading aloud because of the clever rhyming and catchy phrases. Both the reader and the listener enjoy Seuss' stories filled with wacky characters who tell us something that makes us think! And now you can find many Dr. Seuss books as board books. Children are never too young to be read to; actually it is a great idea to read to babies before their 1st birthday. Reading to an infant helps with brain development, speech skills and especially bonding with the child.
- If you know an older child who is a reluctant reader, try Dr. Seuss. Seuss books are very entertaining with his zany plots and characters. Every child becomes interested in the very beginning of the tale and sticks with it until the end. You might decide to do a guided reading or shared reading with a Seuss book that is fun and brings excitement to the skill of reading. After all, reading should be joyful and your reluctant reader may not be so reluctant after engaging with Seuss characters. Example: I Wish That I Had Duck Feet.
- Teaching Life's Lessons is another wonderful reason to read Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss' pages spill out so many admirable lessons for us to aspire to; for example, The Lorax teaches the importance of taking responsibility for the earth.
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Did You Know?
Before being an author of children's books, Dr. Seuss worked as a writer and cartoonist for magazines. He was hired by a pesticide company to draw bugs. He did this for 15 years.
Dr. Seuss wrote his first children's book, And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street while returning to the United States from a European vacation. He was on a boat and he wrote the book which was a poem to the rhythm of the ship's engine. That book was rejected by the first 27 publishers; however he did succeed in finding a publisher and the book became a hit. He wrote The Cat in the Hat in 1957 and this book made him famous.
Dr. Seuss tells us that when he was a child, his mother would tell him many rhymes as bedtime stories and this is where he found his love of language and rhyme.
Enjoy Dr. Seuss books! He is a true master with language and stories. He informs, persuades and entertains! Definitely entertains!