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Dr. Seuss book reviews

Dr. Seuss book reviews.


As you may already know we love a Dr. Seuss book in our house- I really don’t think you ever get too old for them and there is something quite fun about getting to grips with the rhyming and tongue twisting.

We were very pleased to be sent copies of Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat In The Hat and Fox in Socks to share and review. My favourite is The Cat In The Hat which we used to read at bedtime when I was little and Lottie really liked Green Eggs and Ham because she hadn’t heard it before- we think our baby brother, Sam liked that one too as he clapped every time he heard the words ‘Sam-I-Am’ but that could have been that he just liked hearing his name over and over again! We also really liked Fox in Socks and had fun making Mum read that one over and over again as it is a real tongue twister.

If you haven’t read the books they all all well worth a try- they are all good for reluctant readers or children who are just starting to get confident reading, Lottie is trying to read Green Eggs and Ham out loud while we write this and she is just about managing, so they are good for new readers as well as being fun for older children.

Fox in Socks is all about how the Fox in Socks teaches Mr Knox some of the quickest, slickest tongue twisters in town- it is so funny to read and slightly confusing but really good.


Green Eggs and Ham is all about trying something new- Sam-I-Am wants his friend to try Green, Eggs and Ham and he doesn’t want to take no for an answer, his friend is certain he doesn’t like them and won’t try them anyway at all but eventually he gives in and to his great amazement actually likes them. This is another great Dr. Seuss book which teaches you a bit of a lesson- if you try something new you might like it.


The Cat In The Hat is about when The Cat In The Hat comes to visit Sally and her brother and basically makes a huge mess of their house while their Mother is out which then needs sorting out…they just don’t know if they should tell their Mother.

The stories themselves are great for children of all ages but probably best suited for 4-8 year olds and the illustrations are awesome too, they really make the stories jump out. 

If you are looking for a good book for a new reader then I would recommend you take a look at any of the Dr. Seuss books.

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What Pet Should I Get? Dr Seuss Book Review

What Pet Should I Get? Dr Seuss Book Review


We are huge fans of Dr Seuss in this house so we were very excited to hear there was a book out that we hadn’t yet come across.

What Pet Should I Get? Has been discovered as one of Dr Seuss’ many ‘works-in-progress’ and has recently been published. This is a real treat for Dr Seuss fans of any age and is just as good as any of the others.

This is a lovely story about two children, a brother and sister, who go to the pet shop excited because they are allowed to chose a pet all of their own- it is a good lesson  for small children (especially ones like my sister who always says ‘I can’t decide’) because it is all about making your mind up. Just like many Dr Seuss stories there is a little twist in the end and that means you get to put your own spin on the book. 

Lottie took this book to share with her class (all age 4 and 5) and they really liked it. The story is really good for this age group, it is in the well known rhyming style of Dr Seuss and they all liked the pictures too. She said it gave them lots to talk about when the teacher had finished reading and they all had favourite pets that they wished the children would pick. I think this is a great book for children age 3 upwards – it is perfect as soon as they are able to sit down long enough to listen to a story and enjoy the rhyming style and it will appeal to Dr Seuss fans of ages.

I also really enjoyed reading the publishers notes at the back of the book which gave lots of interesting details about how the book came to be found and where the illustrations were from.

You can buy a copy of this lovely book here