In honor of Dr. Seuss's 108th birthday March 2, 2012, the Brooke Jackman Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing literacy in the New York area, compiled the top five Dr. Seuss books that all teach kids a larger life lesson.
For generations, Dr. Seuss's bright illustrations and quirky, fun rhymes have entertained readers young and old. The Brooke Jackman Foundation, a nonprofit that has donated more than 100,000 books to children and families in need in the New York area, selects the top five Dr. Seuss books that also teach kids a larger life lesson.
"Dr. Seuss stories are the perfect way to intorduce children to themes that they will be encountering throughout their lives," says Erin Jackman, director of the Brooke Jackman Foundation.
1. "The Lorax": Kids learn about the environment and how to live sustainably.
2. "Oh, The Plaecs You'll Go": Dr. Seuss encourages kids to be positive when faced with adversity.
3. "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!": Emphasizes that reading is a useful tool to acquire a wealth of knowledge.
4. "The Cat in the Hat": Highlights the importances of honesty and shows kids how to be responsible.
5. "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street": Lets kids explore their imagination (Also Dr. Seuss's very first book!)
To learn more about the Brooke Jackman Foundation, visit www.brookejackmanfoundation.org.