Why Dr. Seuss's Books are Great for Children

by Lisa Bulpin

You probably have fond memories of reading Dr. Seuss books as a child. The simple rhymes and colorful illustrations were both entertaining and easy to understand. But did you know that there was more to these books than meets the eye? In fact, Dr. Seuss books contain hidden messages that can teach children valuable lessons about life. Let's take a closer look at some of these messages.


1.  Don't be afraid to be different.

This is the message of Dr. Seuss' book "The Sneetches." In the book, the Sneetches are divided into two groups: those with stars on their bellies, and those without. The star-bellied Sneetches think they're better than the others and look down on them. But in the end, the two groups realize that they're not so different after all and learn to respect and appreciate each other.

2.   It's OK to make mistakes.

Everyone makes mistakes, even famous authors like Dr. Seuss! In his book "Oh, The Places You'll Go!," Seuss writes about making mistakes and learning from them. He also encourages readers to keep going even when they feel like they can't because eventually they will reach their goal.


This is perhaps the most important message in all of Dr. Seuss' books. In a society that often values conformity over individuality, it's important for children (and adults!) to remember that there is no one else quite like them in this world. They should celebrate their unique qualities and never try to be someone they're not.

So next time you sit down to read a Dr. Seuss book with your child, take a closer look at the hidden messages contained within. You might just be surprised at what you learn!


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