14 of the Best Dr. Seuss Books, Ranked

by Alex Ungerman 5:15 PM PST, February 18, 2015
Photo: Random House

He may have passed in 1991, but Dr. Seuss' legacy continues to live on!

Random House is publishing a new children's book from a manuscript recently discovered by Theodor Geisel's (the author's real name) widow in his La Jolla, Calif. home.

What Pet Should I Get?, according to Random House, captures "a classic childhood moment—choosing a pet—and uses it to illuminate a life lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but sometimes you just have to do it!" The book is set to release July 28.

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In honor of the book's upcoming release, we are remembering some of our favorite works from Dr. Seuss' illustrious career. Let's get started!

14. And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street

What better place to start than Seuss' first children's book.

13. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

A fun, simple work for beginners that has become one of Seuss' most recognizable classics!

12. Yertle The Turtle and Other Stories

"Don't be like an evil dictator" is a message we can all get behind.

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11. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

So many hats! We like to think this had a lasting impact on Pharrell if nothing else.

10. I Am Not Going to Get Up Today!

This was not actually illustrated by Seuss but the sentiment holds up too well to leave it off!

9. Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

Because it's important to be creative!

8. The Butter Battle Book

Have to give it up to Seuss for taking on Cold War politics in a children's book.

7. Fox in Socks

We can't read it five times fast, but we can love it a million times over!

6. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

The only adult and only villain to be a main character in one of Seuss' books somehow became one of his most honest and redemptive characters.

5. The Cat In The Hat

At this point, the Cat is a classic symbol of all of Seuss' work!

4. The Lorax

Seuss didn't like to write with a message, but when he did, he knocked it out of the park.

3. Horton Hears a Who!

"A person's a person no matter how small" - a powerful message inspired by a transformative time in Seuss' own life.

2. Green Eggs and Ham

Fifty words is all you need to read one of Seuss' most iconic stories!

1. Oh, The Places You'll Go

Of course we had to include this one! This is the last book published in Seuss' career, and not only does 2015 mark the 25th anniversary of its release but the message continues to resonate today, especially with high school and college graduates.

What's your favorite Dr. Seuss book? Let us know!

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