The stories we read in books impact our lives in many ways. They help develop imagination and inspire creative thinking. Our children loved Go, Dog, Go! so much that we quoted lines from it when we were in traffic. One of my children can still recite most of The Cat in the Hat from memory. And we even made green eggs and turkey ham for breakfast—only once—because our boys wanted to try it.
I included only my two favorite Seuss books in this list because Dr. Seuss is already so well known. One of my children can still recite most of The Cat in the Hat from memory. We think The Digging-est Dog is a wonderful story. Our all-time favorite book, The King, the Mice, and the Cheese, is unfortunately, out of print, but you can sometimes find copies at yard sales and secondhand bookstores.
Beware, you will have to read some of these stories over and over again!
Here’s the list:
1. The King, the Mice, and the Cheese (Eric & Nancy Gurney)
2. The Best Nest (P.D. Eastman)
3. Are You My Mother? (P.D. Eastman)
4. The Digging-est Dog (Al Perkins)
5. Green Eggs and Ham (Dr. Seuss)
6. Go, Dog, Go! (P. D. Eastman)
7. The Cat in the Hat (Dr. Seuss)
8. A Fish out of Water (Helen Palmer)
9. Flap Your Wings (P.D. Eastman)
10. Put Me in the Zoo (Robert Lopshire)
If you are like many people and cannot afford to buy new books for your children, there are many places where you can get them for reduced prices or even for free. Check the discount/bargain shelf at your local bookstore, go to garage sales and second-hand bookstores, watch out for book give-aways in your community, ask for books in place of other gifts from grandparents or friends, get hand-me-downs from friends, and get your child a library card so you can use your local public library to borrow books.