In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America in March, we asked the staff what are their favorite Dr. Seuss books and why:
Leah Ginsky, Music Teacher
Green Eggs and Ham: I have fond memories of reading it to my little brother.
Katrina Muffley, Ballet Teacher
Oh the Places You Will Go: Each time I had a little “life hurdle” to overcome or take on growing up, my mom would read me this story and it put things in the right perspective. I also love his saying: “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
Sarah Roberts, Early Childhood and Dance Assistant
Green Eggs and Ham: My parents would always read this book to me and I remember reading it to my sisters with them. Also my kindergarten class actually made green eggs and ham for Dr. Seuss week! I still remember it to this day! It was so oddly fun!
Timi Mathai, Early Childhood Teacher
The Lorax: I think the message of hope is conveyed beautifully in the text. I love reading it to children because it shows them the power they have as individuals in this world. As the Lorax said, “unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not”.
Jen Katz, Early Childhood Teacher
Fox in Socks: It’s always been my kids’ most requested Seuss read aloud.
They love the silliness and ridiculous combination of mostly made up words.
I also think they love it so much because of how challenging it is for parents to read! If you haven’t tackled it yet, you must soon!
Julia Fidler, Office Coordinator
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish: I like this book because it has numerals, it rhymes and it’s easy to read. I have memories of reading it to my daughter and we were counting humps on the wumps!