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Dr. Seuss Books (also written as Theo. Lesieg or Rosetta Stone)
when he wrote as Theo.Lesieg, he had another illustrator; Theodor Seuss Geisel was his given name; he took his second name and added Dr. to please his
father, who always wanted him to be a doctor; only one book as Rosetta Stone ...
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And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street (1938)

Comment: Dr. Seuss's first children's book, originally titled "A Story That No One Can Beat" illustrated by Robert Carington and Dr. Seuss. The story was reportedly written
as a commentary about how adults stifle children's imaginations.

Plot: Marco describes the sights and sounds of imaginary people and vehicles traveling along Mulberry Street to his father.

Characters: Alderman, Dad, Marco, Mayor, Sgt. Mulvaney, Jack or Fred or Joe or Nat or even Jane, a charioteer, a Rajah, Big Brass Band, police, a Chinese boy who eats
with sticks, a big magician doing tricks
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The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (1938)

Comment: Dr. Seuss wrote this book in prose rather than rhyming and metered verse. Dr. Seuss collected hats himself. The character Bartholomew Cubbins shows again in
Bartholomew and the Oobleck, 1949

Plot: King Derwin is riding through a street past Bartholomew Cubbins, who removes his hat to the king, only to find another hat underneath! Finally after the 500th hat, his
head is bare.

Characters: Captain of the Guards, Bartholomew Cubbins, King Derwin of Didd, King's Musicians, Royal Coachman, Sir Alaric, keeper of the King's Records, Sir Snipps,
Yeoman of the Bowmen; Executioner, Father of Nadd, Father of the Father of Nadd; Grand Duke Wilfred, Nadd
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The Seven Lady Godivas: The True Facts Concerning History's Barest Family (1939)

Comment: Dr. Seuss wrote this picture book for adults. He was unhappy with criticism of this book and stated that he would rather write for kids. He said, "Adults are obsolete
children, and the hell with them."

Plot: The book recounts in prose the tale of seven Godiva sisters, none of whom ever wear clothing. The reason? "They were simply themselves and chose not to disguise
it."

Characters: Brutus, a horse; Clover, a horse; Dapples, a horse; Arabella Godiva; Gussie Godiva, Hedwig Godiva, Lulu Godiva, Mitzi Godiva, Teenie Godiva, Lord Godiva,
Nathan, a war horse; Parsifal, a horse; Peeping Dick, Peeping Drexel, Peeping Frelinghuysen, Peeping Harry, Peeping Jack, Peeping Tom, Thidwick, a horse
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The King's Stilts (1939)

Comment: Dr. Seuss wrote this book in prose.

Plot: King Bertram of Binn tries to safeguard his kingdom which is surrounded by water, kept from flooding by a ring of dike trees. The trees are subject to attack from
flocks of nizzards. A legion of Patrol Cats is organized to keep the nizzards at bay. When not safeguarding his kingdom and training Patrol Cats (as well as other kingly
responsibilities), King Bertram loves to walk on his stilts.

Characters: Chief-in-charge-of-fish, Eric, King Bertram, Lord Droon, Nizzards, black birds, Patrol Cats
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Horton Hatches The Egg (1940)

Comment: Horton (the elephant) starred in another book (Horton Hears a Who!) in 1954. These two books later provided the thrust of the plot in 2003 for the Broadway
musical
Seussical.

Plot: An elephant (Horton) is convinced by Mayzie (a bird) to sit on her egg while she takes a break. So he stays sitting on the egg for four months while Mayzie is gone.

Characters: Horton the Elephant; Mayzie Bird
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McElligot's Pool (1947)

Comment: The illustrations in this book are shaded colored pencil rather than the later pen and ink which defined his style. This book won the 1950 Young Reader's Choice
Award
.

Plot: Marco fishes in a small polluted pool and is ridiculed. He imagines fish that he could catch in the pool.

Characters: Australian fish, Circus fish, Catfish, Dog fish, Eskimo fish, Farmer, Hummingfish, Marco, Mrs. Umbroso. Sea horse, Thing-a-ma-jigger
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Thidwick, The Big-Hearted Moose (1948)

Plot: Thidwick lets a bug live on his antlers for free. The bug tells a spider, who tells a Zinn-a-zu bird, a woodpecker, four squirrels, a bobcat, a turtle,
three mice, a fox, a bear, and 362 bees move in.

Characters: Bingle-Bug; Thidwick, the Moose; Tree Spider; Zinn-a-zu Bird, Zinn-a-zu Bird's wife, Uncle Woodpecker, Herman the squirrel and his family,
a Bobcat, a Turtle, a Fox, some Mice, some Fleas, a Big Bear, a swarm of 362 bees, hunters
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Bartholomew and the Oobleck (1949)

Comment: This book is in prose; most of Dr. Seuss's books are in anapestic tetrameter. He won a Caldecott Honor Book award in 1950 for this book.

Plot: Bartholomew must rescue his kingdom from a sticky substance called "oobleck." Oobleck was made by the magicians of the King of Didd because
the king was bored with the weather and wanted variety.

Characters: Bartholomew Cubbins, King Derwin, the royal magicians, bell ringer, trumpeter, Captain of the Guards, Royal Cook, Royal Laundress, Royal Fiddlers
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If I Ran The Zoo (1950)

Comment: Dr. Seuss always encouraged a child's imagination, and this book ends with a reminder that all of the extraordinary creatures exist only in Gerald McGrew's head. It
is credited with being the first book to use the word "
nerd".

Plot: Gerald McGrew wants more exotic animals when he visits the zoo, so he imagines the animals if he ran the zoo.

Characters: Bippo-no-bungus, Chubbs, Fizza-ma-wizza-ma-dill, Flustard, Gasket, Gherkin, Gootch, Gusset, Iota, It-Kutch, Josts, Lunks, Gerald McGrew, Mulligatawny, Natch,
Nerd, Nerkle, Obsk, Preep, Proo, Russian Palooski, Seersucker, Thwerll, Tick-Tack-Toe, Tufted Mazurka
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Gerald McBoing Boing (1951)

Comment: This book was available as a book briefly at the time of the movie's release -- Gerald McBoing Boing -- which won an Academy Award in 1951 for
animated cartoon.

Plot and quote: When Gerald McCloy turned two, he doesn't talk but says "boing boing!" and makes noises, "louder and louder/ Till one day he went
BOOM!/like a big keg of powder!"

Characters: Gerald McCloy, mother, father, Doctor Malone ... ?
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Scrambled Eggs Super! (1953)

Comment: The Christian Science Monitor called this book a "gay extravaganza"; Phillip Nel wrote that this book was one of Seuss's more politically-oriented books.

Plot: Peter T. Hooper makes scrambled eggs prepared from eggs of various exotic birds.

Characters: Zuff; Bombastic Aghast; Dawf; Flannel-Wing Jay; Grice; Grickily Gractus; Ziff; Beagle-Beaked-Bald-Headed Grinch; Wogs; Tizzle-Topped Grouse; Tizzy;
Stroodle; Spritz; Twiddler Owl; South-West-Facing Cranes; Ham-ikka-Schnim-ikka-Schnam-ikka-Schnopp; Single-File Zummzian Zuks; Shade-Roosting Quail; Ruffle-Necked
Sala-ma-goox; Pelf; Mt. Strookoo Cuckoo; Mop-Noodled Finch; Long-Legger Kwong; Liz; Kweet; Kwigger; Lass-a-Jack; Moth-Watching Sneth; Jill-ikka-Jast; Peter T. Hooper;
Ali
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Horton Hears A Who (1954)

Comment: Horton the Elephant was also in Horton Hatches the Egg. The Whos appear later in How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Plot: Horton is swimming one day when a speck of dust talks to him. The speck of dust is actually a planet, with a city called Whoville, inhabited by Whos!

Characters: Horton the Elephant, Jo-Jo, Mrs. Kangaroo and child, Vlad-i-koff, Vlad, a black-bottom eagle
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On Beyond Zebra (1955)

Plot: The narrator is not content with the ordinary alphabet, and invents additional letters beyond Z, with a creature to go with each new letter.

Characters: Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell, I, Yuzz-a-ma-Tuzz, Wumbus, Umbus, Humpf-Humpf-a-Dumpfer, Miss Fuddle-dee-Duddle, Glikker, Nutches, Nitches, Sneedle,
Quandary, Thnadners, Spazzim, Nazzim of Bazzim, Floob-Boober-Bab-Boober-Bubs, Zatz-it, Jogg-oons, Flunnel, Itch-a-pods, Yekko, Vrooms brothers, High Gargel-orum
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If I Ran The Circus (1956)

Plot: Behind Mr. Sneelock's store is an empty lot that Little Morris McGurk thinks that if he could just clear out the rusty cans, the dead tree, and the old cars, he could
have a circus!

Characters: Mr. Sneelock, Morris McGurk, Rolf, Drum-Tummied Snumm, The Remarkable Foon, Willy Walloo, Hoodwink, Blindfolded Bowman, Juggling Jott, Truffle, Huffle,
Flummox, Lurch, Fibbel, Harp-Twanging Snarp, Bolster, Nolster, To-an-Fro-Marchers, Spotted Atrocious, Zoom-a-Zoop Troupe, Colliding Collusions, Grizzly-Ghastly,
Through-Horns-Jumping-Deer, Whale Number One, Whale Number Two, Tournament Knights: Sir Hector, Sir Vector, Sir Bopps, Sir Beers, Sir Hawkins, Sir Dawkins, Sir
Jawks, Sir Jeers, Soobrian Snipe  
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1957)

Comment: This was published as a book and in an issue of Redbook magazine. It criticizes the commercialism of Christmas and those who profit from
exploiting the holiday.

Plot: The Grinch is a mean creature with a tiny heart who doesn't like other people to be happy, so he plans Christmas thievery.

Characters: Mayor of Who-Ville, Whos in Whoville, Grinch, Max the dog, Santa Claus, Cindy-Lou-Who
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The Cat in the Hat (1957)

Comment: This book may be Dr. Seuss's most famous. The Cat in the Hat also appears in more books: The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, The  Cat in the
Hat Song Book, The Cat's Quizzer, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!, I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today, and Daisy-Head Mayzie
. A director of Houghton Mifflin's
education division asked
Dr. Seuss to write a reading primer for 6 and 7 year olds. He gave Dr. Seuss a list of 348 words that every 6 year old should know,
and asked that the book be limited to 225 words.
The Cat in the Hat  used 223 words from the list and 13 not on the list.

Plot: The Cat in the Hat brings chaos to a brother and sister who are left unattended by their mother.

Characters: Sally, me, Cat in the Hat, our mother, fish; Thing One; Thing Two
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Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories (1958)

Comment: Written in anapestic tetrameter. Contains 3 stories: Yertle the Turtle, Gertrude McFuzz, and The Big Brag. Dr. Seuss said that Yertle represented Hitler, and his
regime in
Germany. This book also contains the word "burp" which was then considered vulgar.

Plot: Yertle the Turtle: Yertle is the king of the pond and he wants a higher throne to oversee his kingdom, so he has the turtle stack higher and higher to stand on. The
one on the bottom, Mack, complains and finally burps!
Gertrude McFuzz: Gertrude is a bird who is jealous of Lolla-Lee-Lou, who has two feathers. Gertrude eats berries to
make her tail grow and learns a lesson.
The Big Brag: A rabbit and a bear both think that they are the "best of the beasts" but are soon humbled by a worm.

Characters: Yertle the Turtle, Mack the Turtle, Gertrude McFuzz, Uncle Doctor Dake, Lolla-Lee-Lou, Mr. Rabbit, Mr. Bear, and a worm
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The Cat in the Hat Comes Back (1958)

Plot: The Cat in the Hat returns with little cats under his hat.

Characters: our mother, Sally, me, Cat in the Hat, Dad, Little Cats A to Z, Voom
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Happy Birthday to You! (1959)

Comment and quote: This book contains the quote "Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is noone alive who is youer than you."

Plot: In a fantastic land, Katroo, a birthday bird throws everyone a party on their birthday.

Characters: Zummers; Alice, a Hooded Klopfer; Birthday Honk-Honker; Diver Getz; Diver Gitz; Dr. Derring's Singing Herrings; Dutter and Dutter, cake cutters; Funicular Goats;
Great Birthday Bird; Hippo Heimers; Who-Bubs; Time-Telling Fish
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Green Eggs and Ham (1960)

Comment: The text of this book uses only 50 different words.

Plot: Sam-I-Am is tries to encourage his friend to eat green eggs and ham.

Characters: Sam-I-Am, Sam-I-Am's friend, a mouse, a fox, a goat, etc.
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Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (1960)

Plot: Amazing creatures that are pets and friends.

Characters: Red Fish, Blue Fish, Black Fish, Old Fish, New Fish, Dad, Mother, Wump, Mr. Gump, Wump of Gump, Ned, Mike, Nook, Zans, Gox, Ying,
Yink, Yop, Pop, Joe, Zeds, Ish, Gack, Clark, Zeep
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The Sneetches and Other Stories (1961)

Comment: The Sneetches is an allegory for prejudice and discrimination, materialism and entrepreneurship.

Plot and quotesish: The Sneetches: Sneetches live on a beach and some have a green star on their bellies and some don't; lots of stuff ensues.
The Zax: The North-Going Zax and the South-Going Zax meet face-to-face on the Prairie of Prax and neither will move. Too Many Daves: Mrs.
McCave named all of her sons Dave.
What Was I Scared Of? A character repeatedly meets up with an empty pair of pants.

Characters: The Sneetches: Star-Belly Sneetches, Plain-Belly Sneetches, Star-Belly children, Plain-Belly children, Sylvester McMonkey McBean, Sneetches; The Zax:
North-Going Zax; South-Going Zax;
Too Many Daves: Mrs. McCaveDave McCave (all 23 of them)  What Was I Scared Of?: I, pale green pants
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Ten Apples Up On Top (1961) (Theo. LeSieg, illustrated by Roy McKie)

Plot: Three animals, a lion, a dog, and a tiger consistently pile apples on their heads for fun.

Characters: a dog, a lion, a tiger, bears, birds
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Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book (1962)

Comment and quote: The inside cover of the book says "this book is to be read in bed."

Plot and quote: A small bug yawns and it spreads until all in the land are sleeping or preparing to sleep. The last line is "Good night."  

Characters: Van Vleck, Biffer-Baum Birds, Herk-Heimer Sisters, drawbridge drawer, Stilt-Walkers, Hinkle-Horn Honking Club, Collapsible Frink, Jo and Mo Redd-Zoff, Santa
Claus, Hoop-Soup-Snoop Group, Curious Crandalls, Chippendale Mupp, Mr. and Mrs. J. Carmichael Krox, Snorter McPhail, Snore-a-Snort Band, Foona-Lagoona Baboona,
Jedd, Offt, a moose and a goose, Bumble-Tub Club, Zizzer-Zoof seed sellers
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Dr. Seuss's ABC (1963)

Plot: An alphabet book with wonderful creatures and names.

Characters: Aunt Annie, Alligator, Barber, baby, bumblebee, Camel, David Donald Doo, duck-dog, elephant, Fiffer-Feffer-Feff, Girl, Goat, Hungry Horse, Hen in a Hat,
Ichabod, I, Jerry Jordan, Kitten, Kangaroo, King, Little Lola Lopp, Lazy lion, Many mumbling mice, Oscar, Oscar's only ostrich, orange owl, Policeman, Peter Pepper, Peter
Pepper's puppy, Papa, Queen of Quincy, Quacking Quacker-oo, Rosy Robin Ross, Red rhinoceros, Silly Sammy Slick, Ten tired turtles, Tuttle-tuttle tree, Uncle Ubb, Vera
Violet Vinn, Willy Waterloo, Warren Wiggins, Waldo Woo, Nixie Knox, extra fox, Yawning yellow yak, Young Yolanda Yorgenson, Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz
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Hop on Pop: The Simplest Seuss for Youngest Tongues (1963)

Comment: This book is designed to introduce basic phonics concepts to children.

Plot: The book is a series of poems about a variety of characters.

Characters: Dad, Pup, Mouse, Jim, Bee, Three Fish (in a tree), Red, Ted, Ed, Ned, Pat, Cat, Thing, Pop, Mr. Brown, Mrs. Brown, Mr. Black, Two Dogs,
Will, Father, Mother, Sister, Brother, Other Brother
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Fox in Socks (1965)

Plot and quote: Fox and Knox speak in rhyming tongue twisters. Example: "When a fox is in the bottle where the tweetle beetles battle with their paddles in a puddle on a
noodle-eating poodle, THIS is what they call ... a tweetle beetle noodle poodle bottled paddled muddled duddled fuddled wuddled fox in socks, sir!"

Characters: Mr. Fox, Mr. Knox, Sue, Slow Joe Crow, Goo-Goose, Bim, Ben, Luke Luck
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I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew (1965)

Plot and quote: An Odyssey-tale told about trying to get to the mythical city, Solla Sollew, "where they never have troubles/ at least very few."

Characters: Quilligan Quail; General Ghengis Kahn Schmitz; Dr. Sam Snell; Skrink; Skritz
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I Wish That I Had Duck Feet (1965) (Theo. LeSieg) (illustrated by B Tobey)

Plot: A boy wishes that he had many different animals body parts, finding a fantastic use for each of them.

Characters:  narrator, Man at the Shoe Shop, Big Bill Brown, Mother, Miss Banks, Dad, Which-What-Who
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The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book Dictionary (1966) (The Cat Himself and P.D. Eastman)

Comment and quote: A silly book with a serious purpose -- to help children recognize, remember, and really enjoy using a basic vocabulary of 1350 words. Written and
Illustrated by
P.D. Eastman; the cover says "by the Cat himself and P.D. Eastman."

Characters: Aaron, an alligator; Abigail; Aunt Ada, Uncle Uriah, Jerry, Joe, Jack, James, etc.
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Come Over To My House (1966) (Theo. LeSieg; illustrated by Richard Erdoes)

Plot: This book shows various styles of homes that kids live in from around the world.
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The Cat in the Hat Song Book (1967)

Plot: A wacky songbook containing 19 songs for the beginner singer.

Characters: Benjamin B. Bickelbaum; Frederick Futzenfall; Zumm Zumm Zummer; Sally Spingel Spungel Sporn; Uncle Terwilliger; Waldo Wilberforce
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The Foot Book (1968)

Comment: Intended for young children, too young for the Beginner books. Seeks to convey concept of opposites.

Characters: (just feet)
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The Eye Book (1968) (Theo. LeSieg, illustrated by Joe Mathieu)

Quote: "My eyes see. His eyes see. I see him. And he sees me."

Characters: a boy, a bunny, a bird, a girl, a man, another boy, a horse, bees, flies, ants, dogs
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I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today and Other Stories (1969)

Plot: Three stories about the extended family of the Cat in the Hat: his great great great grandfather, his son, and his daughter.

Characters:   King Looie Katz: Blooie Katz; Chooie Katz; Fooie Katz; Kooie Katz; Looie Katz, King of Katzen-Stein; Prooie Katz; Zooie Katzen-bein; The Glunk That Got
Thunk
: the Glunk, the Sister
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My Book About Me, By Me Myself (1969) (illustrated by Roy McKie)

Plot: A series of questions for the reader to answer about himself or herself.
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Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? Dr. Seuss's Book of Wonderful Noises (1970)

Plot and quote: A collection of sounds that Mr. Brown can make: "pop pop pop pop" "klopp klopp, klopp" "sizzle sizzle" "grum grum grum" etc.

Characters: Mr. Brown
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I Can Draw It Myself! By Me, Myself, With a Little Help From My Friend Dr. Seuss (1970)

Plot: A coloring book in which the child follows simple rhyming instructions to fill in missing elements of pictures.
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I Can Write! A Book By Me, Myself With a Little Help from Theo. LeSieg and Roy McKie (1971) (Theo. LeSieg; illustrated by Roy McKie)

Plot: Rhymes introduce simple words and numbers, and encourage copying on the blank lines provided. The first few pages show children how to trace letters, and then
they are on their own.
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The Lorax (1971)

Comment: This book has been banned over the years because it was considered unfair to the logging industry.

Plot: A boy visits the Once-ler and learns about the Lorax.

Characters: Brown Bar-ba-loots; Hummingfish; Lorax; the Once-ler; Swomee Swans
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Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now! (1972)

Comment: Dr. Seuss sent a copy to Art Buchwald in which "Marvin K. Mooney" was crossed out and Dr. Seuss wrote in "Richard M. Nixon. Buchwald was so delighted that
he printed the text as his column on July 30, 1974.
Nixon resigned 10 days later.

Plot: Marvin K. Mooney will not go to bed.

Characters: Marvin K. Mooney, a cow, Zike-Bike, fish, Crunk-Car, a lion, Zumble-Zay, a camel, Bumble-Boat, Ga-Zoom
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In a People House (1972) (Theo. LeSieg; illustrated by Roy McKie)

Plot: A mouse invites a bird to see whats in a people house and learns the names of 65 common household items.

Characters: Mr. Bird, the mouse, people
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Shape of Me and Other Stuff: Dr. Seuss's Surprising Word Book (1973)

Plot and quote: A book in silhouette to accent the shape of things. Children are encouraged to ponder shapes: "Just think about the shape of beans and flowers and mice
and big machines!"

Characters: Blogg; George
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I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (1973)

Plot and quote: A boy meets a man in the Desert of Drize who sits on top of a cactus. He tells the boy how to get over sadness. "Suppose, just suppose, you were poor
Herbie Hart, who has taken his Throm-dim-bu-lator apart!"
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There's a Wocket In My Pocket (1974)

Plot: A little boy talks about the strange creatures in his house, like the Yeps on the steps, the Nooth Grush on his toothbrush, etc.

Characters: Wasket, Nureau, Woset, Jertain, Zlock, Zelf, Nink, Zamp, Yot, Yottle, Zable, Ghair,  Bofa, Nupboards, Nooth Grush, Vug, Quimney, Zall, Yeps, Tellar, Nellar, Gellar,
Dellar, Bellar, Wellar, Zellar, Geeling, Zower, Zillow
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Great Day For Up! (1974) (illustrated by Quentin Blake)

Plot: Meanings of "up" in all their varieties.
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Wacky Wednesday (1974) (by Theo. LeSieg; illustrated by George Booth)

Plot: When a child wakes up to find everything out of place, no one seems to notice but him! A fun search and find book.

Characters: I, the Sutherland sisters, Miss Bass, Patrolman McGann
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Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? (1975) (Theo. LeSieg, illustrated by Roy McKie)

Plot and quote: Children are asked to ponder odd choices such as "Would you rather be a clarinet ... a trombone ... or a drum? (How would you like to have someone
going boom-boom on your tum?)"

Characters: Dog, Cat, Bullfrog, Butterfly, Minnow, Whale, Rooster, Hen, Bloogle Bird, Bumble Bee, a Mermaid, a Spook, Jellyfish, Sawfish, Sardine, This Thing, That, Thing
that's in between
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Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo! (1975) (writing as Rosetta Stone, illustrated by Michael Frith)

Plot: A little bug sneezes, and then a chain of events ensue.

Characters: a little bug, a worm, a turtle named Jake, a hen, Farmer Brown, policemen, Mrs. Brown
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Oh, The Thinks You Can Think! (1975)

Quote: "Contains one of Dr. Seuss's solid-gold morals, the joy of letting one's imagination rip." (New York Times)

Characters: Beft; Bloogs; Guff; Jibboo, Kitty O'Sullivan Krauss; Peter the Postman; Rink-Rinker-Fink; Snuvs; Vipper of Vipp; Zong
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The Cat's Quizzer: Are You Smarter Than the Cat in the Hat? (1976)

Plot and quote: The Cat in the Hat challenges readers with seemingly silly questions: Do pineapples grow on pine or apple trees? Do roosters sleep on their backs or
sides?
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Hooper Humperdink ... ? Not Him! (1976) (by Theo. LeSieg; illustrated by Charles E. Martin)

Plot: From Alice and Abe to Zeb and Zipper, an alphabetical array of guests turn out for the biggest birthday party ever. But Hooper Humperdink isn't on the guest list.
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Please Try to Remember the First of Octember! (1977) (by Theo. LeSieg, illustrated by Art Cummings)

Quote: "Everyone wants a big green kangaroo. Maybe, perhaps, you would like to have TWO. I want you to have them. I'll buy them for you ... ... If you wait till the First of
Octember."

Characters: a big green kangaroo, Jook-a-ma-Zoon, Jeep-a-Fly Kite, I, etc.
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I Can Read With My Eyes Shut (1978)

Plot: The Cat in the Hat shows Young Cat some wonderful stuff about reading with both eyes open.

Characters: Foo Foo the Snoo; Jake the Pillow Snake
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Oh Say Can You Say? Oh My Brothers! Oh My Sisters! These are Terrible Tongue Twisters! (1979)

Plot and quote: An example of a tongue twister in this book: "Said a book-reading parrot named Hooey, 'The words in this book are all phooey. When you join them your
lips will make slips and back flips, and your tongue may end up in Saint Looey!"

Characters: Hooey, Finney, Dinn, Pinner Blinn, Bed Spreaders, Bread Spreaders, Ape, Grox, Skipper Zipp, Fuddnuddler Brothers: Bipper, Bud, Skipper, Jipper, Jeffrey, Jud,
Horatio, Horace, Hendrix,  Hud, Dinwoodie, Dinty, Dud, Fitzsimmon, Frederick, Fud, Slinkey, Stinkey, Stuart, Stud, Lud; Blue, Black, Schnack, East Beast, West Beast, Pete
Briggs, Fritz, Fred, Glotz, Klotz, Blinn's Musical Twins, Gretchen von Schwinn, tin Schwinn mandolin, Soapy Cooper, Daddy Jim, Daddy Dwight, Daddy
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Maybe You Should Fly a Jet! Maybe You Should Be a Vet! (1980) (Theo.LeSieg; illustrated by Michael J. Smollin)

Plot: A book about various careers -- silly and sensible options -- in rhyme.
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The Tooth Book (1981) (by Theo. LeSieg, illustrated by Roy McKie)

Plot: Rhymes about who has teeth, who doesn't, and how to keep the ones you have.

Characters: Billy Billings; Donald Driscoll Drew; Jimbo Jones, jellyfish; Katy Klopps; Pam the Clam; Quincy Queek; Simon Sneeth, the snail; Ruthie;
Smiling Sam the Crocodile
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Hunches in Bunches (1982)

Plot: An adorable book about decisions that need to be made, with hunches giving all sorts of ideas.

Characters: I, my pup, Happy Hunch, Real Tough Hunch, Better Hunch, Homework Hunch, James, Sour Hunch, Very Odd Hunch, Spookish Hunch, Four-Way Hunch, Nowhere
Hunch, Up Hunch, Down Hunch, Super Hunch, Munch Hunch
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The Butter Battle Book (1984)

Comment: This was written as an anti-war story; arms races, mutually assured destruction, nuclear weapons. It won a New York Times Notable Book of the Year award. It is
also a banned book.

Plot: Two hostile cultures, the Yooks and the Zooks, live on opposite sides of a curving wall; the Yooks wear blue and the Zooks wear orange; the Yooks eat their bread
butter-side up and the Zooks eat their bread butter side-down. So an arms race ensues.

Characters: Chief Yookeroo; Daniel the Kick-a-poo Spaniel; Grandpa; Zooks; Right-Side-Up Song Girls; VanItch; Yookie-Ann Sue; Yooks
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You're Only Old Once! A Book for Obsolete Children (1986)

Comment: This book was released on Dr. Seuss's 82nd birthday.

Plot: This book follows an elderly man on a visit to the Golden Years Clinic, where he endures long waits and bizarre medical tests.

Characters: Quiz-Docs, Grandfather, Grandma, Cousins, Uncle, Oglers, Clinicians, Norval, Miss Becker, Von Crandall, Whelden the Wheeler, Dr. Schmidt, Dr. Smoot, Dr.
Sinatra, Dr. Sylvester, Dr. Fonz, Dr. Pollen, Dr. Van Ness, Dr. Von Eiffel, Dr. Spreckles, Dr. Ginns, Dr. McGrew, Dr. McGuire, Dr. McPherson, Dr. Blinn, Dr, Ballew, Dr.
Timpkins, Dr. Tompkins, Dr. Diller, Dr. Drew, Dr. Fitzsimmons, Dr. Fitzgerald, Dr. Fitzpatrick; Antrums and Shins Man
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I Am Not Going To Get Up Today! (1987) illustrated by James Stevenson

Quote: "The alarm can ring. The birds can peep. My bed is warm. My pillow's deep. Today's the day I'm going to sleep!"

Characters: I, kids all over the world, a hen, neighbors, police, United States Marines, big brass band ...
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The Tough Coughs as He Ploughs The Dough: Early Writings and Cartoons by Dr. Seuss (1987)

Comment: This book is edited by Richard Marshall. It is a compilation of short writings and drawings by Dr. Seuss.
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Oh, The Places You'll Go! (1990)

Comment: This book was the last book published by Dr. Seuss before his death. It is written in second person and uses future tense.

Characters: You, Uncle Jake is mentioned; Hakken-Kraks; strange birds; Boom Bands; names but not characters, though the "you" may be named:
Buxbaum, Bixby, Bray, Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea
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Daisy Head Mayzie (1995)

Comment: Dr. Seuss didn't illustrate this book, and it was published posthumously. I can't find who did illustrate it, though. It seems like Seuss.

Plot: A daisy suddenly sprouts from the top of Mayzie McGrew's head and she is teased.

Characters: Finagle the Agent; Daisy-Head Mayzie; Principal Grumm; Mr. McGrew; Butch; Finch; Doc; Mayor; Einstein; patient; officer; mom
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My Many Colored Days (1996) (with paintings by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher)

Comment: Published posthumously.

Plot: Colors and emotions.
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Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! (1998) (finished by Jack Prelutsky and Lane Smith after Dr. Seuss' death, 1991)

Plot: A book about a school that is so great because of many eccentric teachers. The students have to make a good grade on a standardized  test or else go to an
adjacent school.

Characters: Miss Bobble, Miss Wobble, Miss Fribble, Miss Quibble, Miss Twining, Miss Vining, Miss Bonkers, Mr. Lowe, Miss Clotte, Mr. Plunger, Mrs. Fox, Mr. Breeze, Mr.
Katz, Mr. Bear, Miss Loon, McMunch cooks (3)
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The Tooth Book (2000) (by Theo. LeSieg; illustrated by Joe Mathieu)

Comment: See above.
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Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook (2006)

Plot: How to make foods from Dr. Seuss books.

Characters revisiting: Sam-I-Am, Peter T. Hooper, Glunk, Cats, Moose, Silly Sammy Slick, Yink, Morris McGurk, Sneelock, Hoop-Soup-Snoop Group, Cat in the Hat, Nook,
Noodle-Eating Poodles, Zans, Daisy-Head Mayzie, Nupboards, Fritz-Fed Fred, Schlottz, Mr. Brown, Mr. Black, Brown Bar-ba-loots, Obsk, Gertrude McFuzz, Mice on Ice,
Skipper Zipp, Jedd, Remarkable Foon, Finney, Who-Roast-Beast, Grinch, Natch, Gerald McGrew, Yot, Blindfolded Bowman from Brigger-ba-Root, Snookers and Snookers,
Sneetches, Ape, Cindy-Lou Who, Whos in Whoville