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Do You Read Dr. Seuss Books With Your Children?

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"It’s National Library Week, and we asked some librarians what some of their favorite children’s books were. Overwhelmingly, classic Dr. Seuss popped up again and again." 5 Reasons Librarians Love Dr. Seuss
I read Dr. Seuss books as a child and bought the full sets for my children. Now I am passing the tradition on to my grandchilden.

How about you? Do you read Dr. Seuss books with your children?

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I really do not like Dr. Seuss. His adult books are crazier then the children's.
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Yes, we love his books. They are fun and interesting for early readers-- it's amazing how much he can do with just a few simple words.

But we also talk to our children about the ways Seuss is problematic; his misogyny, his history of racism and how he was instrumental in creating public support for Japanese-American concentration camps during WWII, etc.

I like to think of Seuss as an early lesson in how to be a fan of problematic things.
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We have them and read them but I'm not a huge fan. There are a lot of children's books I prefer.


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Reading is a wonderful pasttime and skill to share with your children and grandchildren and anyone who cares to listen!

I met Theodore Geisel years ago in San Diego at Balboa Park. He did some illustrations. A little boy came up and told him that anyone could draw better than that. I do not believe that Theodore Geisel did any more public appearances after that embarrassment. He also wrote books under the pen names of Theo LeSieg and Rosetta Stone. He and his wife never had children, so he wrote for the masses. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Seuss

I do love reading to and with my children and grandchildren. My husband and I would read to each other also in years past. My favorite author for children is Eric Carle who is still living. He was recently at the UCLA Book Fair and I missed him. He is in his late 80s.

Eric Carle uses lots of bright colors which I find engage young curious minds, and mine as well. That is my preference.
As for full sets of books, I did buy the complete collection of Curious George.

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@applejuice you are so right about Eric Carle
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yes.. we love dr. s! as an adult, it's sometimes now hard to wrap my head around the book, but the kids clearly enjoyed it!
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I also love Dr. Seuss Books.
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