Why We Love Theodore Geisel Seuss Picture Books (You should Too)
Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. —Dr. Seuss
Some of you may have encountered his name, or read his books, but have you ever wondered why he is one of the well-sought children’s picture books writers? Together, let’s find out why everyone loves his books.
Who is Dr. Seuss?
Theodore Geisel Seuss, also known as Dr. Seuss, has written more than 60 children’s books that have greatly impacted people’s lives. At the beginning, Dr. Seuss never imagined himself to become a writer of children’s picture books for the only thing that he loves the most is to draw. He became a cartoonist after he left higher education. One thing led to another, and he ended up writing children’s picture books. Dr. Seuss’s only goal in writing children’s books was that he didn’t want children to just learn how to read but he also wanted kids to learn how to think beyond what is considered usual. As quoted in his published essay in 1960, “Children’s reading and children’s thinking are the rock-bottom base upon which this country will rise. Or not rise.” Theodore Geisel Seuss picture books use simple words that have motivational messages to both youngsters and adults alike.
Here are the top Theodore Geisel Seuss picture books that gave children (and also adults) the desire to read:
The Cat in the Hat
This book involves trust, responsibility, fear, and rules. Trust is the key that binds two people together to create kinship and understanding; responsibility is the one required to do that can lead to trust (if you work hard for the task); fear is something that urges you to protect yourself from incoming danger (self-preservation); and rules are very important for they keep life in track.
Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is a children’s book that teaches you about life’s experiences. Life is full of choices, exploration, disappointments, perseverance, and surprises. You need to be brave in facing your fate for there are thousands of roads to explore, millions of disappointments to just let pass by, and billions of unexpected events happens along the way. That’s why you need perseverance to keep you from resigning to failure and to keep on moving.
Dr. Seuss shows how greed can become self-destructive. It is a story that teaches people to be aware of the simple things they have taken for granted—like the environment. People of higher rank never give a damn about this matter so Dr. Seuss created a book that can reach the ears of the government leaders.
Green Eggs and Ham
This story tells us to go out of one’s comfort zone and try something new. This book teaches you that life may be full of unexpected events, but you need to explore to learn more things outside of the box. Be adventurous and you will realize that there is more to life.
These Theodore Geisel Seuss picture books have become the favorites of many. What’s your favorite story?