Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! 8 of Our Favorite Titles to Celebrate His Special Day!

Happy birthday to one of the world’s most incredible authors! Everyone has a favorite Seuss classic. Maybe you’re reading his books to your baby-to-be, or you’re snuggling with your infant and making memories with every turn of the page. Maybe you and your partner read together at night, dreaming up themes for a Dr. Seuss inspired nursery or a Seuss inspired baby shower! Whatever the reason, Dr. Seuss holds a special, invaluable place in all of our hearts — and today, wherever he is and whatever crazy stories he is dreaming up, we are celebrating his very special day.

At TheBump, we’re marking the occasion with eight of our favorite books. Everyone on our staff has a favorite, but here are eight titles that especially stand out to us:

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Horton Hears a Who!

"Who doesn’t love an elephant named Horton?" - Martha C.
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Hop on Pop

"It was one of the first books I read as a child and one of the first books I read to my child!" - Kathy G. "I can distinctly remember my brother and me attacking my dad (in a good way) after reading it as kids." - Elena M.
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Oh, the Places You'll Go!

"It’s so inspiring and motivational!" - Melissa B. "It filled me with a sense of excitement for the future at a young age." - Hien T. "It is inspiring for all ages and finishes with an optimistic open end. Such a mood booster!" - Rachel J. "Because my dad gave me a hard copy when I was a youngster, with a really sweet and heart-felt message written on the inside of the cover. Aint nothin better than that! Am I tearing up right now? Maybe…" - Jenna B. And Jackie D. shared her favorite quotes, "“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” “You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!”
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There's a Wocket in My Pocket!

"My kids love all the funny rhymes and pictures and we are all a little scared of the vug under the rug!" - Sharon T. "Silliest book of Rhymes Ever!!" - Danielle G. "Did you ever have the feeling there's a zamp in the lamp? I have fond memories of reading the board book version of this to my first born son when he was super little!" - Lori R.
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The Cat in the Hat

"My daughter, Emily, loves his books. “The Cat in the Hat” is one that she read and enjoyed and re-read!" - Ke W. "These are the first books my 3 year old twins could read. They are 5 now and still love them!" - Kim QB
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One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

"This is my favorite quote: “My shoe is off. My foot is cold. I have a bird I like to hold.” So funny!" - Jackie D.
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The Foot Book

"my son used to make me read it to him over and over when he was a toddler. It makes me smile just to think about it!" - Jessica D.
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Green Eggs and Ham

"I apparently loved the saying “I love green eggs & ham anywhere” and would always say it. And I wanted to know why I couldn’t eat green eggs!" - Lauren F. "It was the first book I ever learned how to read." - Kylie M.

What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss book? How are you celebrating his birthday?

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