What's your favorite Dr Seuss book? Everyone has a favorite. Maybe Green Eggs and Ham is your favorite. It is the most popular Dr Seuss book. In total, Dr. Seuss, aka Theodore Geisel, has sold more than 222 million copies of his books. They've been translated into more than 15 languages and adapted for television and film.
In total, Dr. Seuss published 46 books. 16 of them made Publisher's Weekly top 100 bestselling children's book list. He's a worldwide known author and beloved by many. So how does Dr. Seuss fit into your young student's education?
Bringing Dr. Seuss to Your Class Room
First, Dr. Seuss is easy to read and is a great reading resource for your classroom. Additionally, many of his books have a political theme or meaning. For example, The Lorax is one of the most famous of his books and it deals with environmental issues that are relevant today. It's a nice introduction into a unit on the environment and conservation. The Sneetches is about racial inequality and how we treat those who are different from us. The Grinch Who Stole Christmas is about materialism.
Whether you use Dr. Seuss's messages to lead into a unit or you use Dr. Seuss books to teach your young students to love, Teacher Planet offers some wonderful resources to celebrate Dr. Seuss, including fun clip art, worksheets and creative lesson plans.