I have three favorite titles by Seuss. None of them have I ever seen at a Barnes and Noble. None have been made into a movie--or at least some massive wide-release travesty (thank Heaven! (though, done right, maybe they wouldn't be so bad)). Nowhere have I found a student even who's ever heard of more than one.
I am not going to dwell on the stories, metaphors, and characters of each, but simply show their covers, list their titles, and little else.
What do I recommend? Get the books. Buy them. Put them on your shelves, but not in the children's section, but right between, say, Salinger and Tennyson, where they belong.
NUMBER 1: Horton Hatches the Egg, surely forgotten in large part because of the book's big, though nonetheless great (just hackneyed by the evil Pop!), brother, Horton Hears a Who.
NUMBER 2: Scrambled Eggs Super, a long-time favorite of mine, and even before my Dad's renown for his ability to recite the entire thing word-for-word, as well as a now-favorite of my kids.
NUMBER 3: The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, which is a rare example of a story without rhyme, as well as one of, if not, the longest stories Seuss wrote.
|(I don't know what happened to the "500"...)|
Gee Whiz: In searching pictures of the books, I stumbled upon this of the Hebrew translation for Scrambled Eggs Super; how spectacular that they thought to reverse the cover art!