I always loved when my mom read any Dr. Seuss book to me. I particularly loved the Sneeche's and the Sleep Book. When I was pregnant with my son, my dad surprised me with a box of all my Dr. Seuss books from when I was young. I was so happy to see them! They were like long lost friends coming home!
My kids have grown up the same way I did - being read to each and every night. Even though they are starting to get a little older, I still read to them, and they still love to be read to. They even still pull the Dr. Seuss books off the shelf to read.
Reading Dr. Seuss books to your kids can be so much fun! These are the best books to just get down and utterly silly with your kids. My kids just laugh and laugh with some of the inflection and tone I put into reading Dr. Seuss.
My favorite Dr. Seuss book to read to my kids is Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? It's a fantastic book that rhymes and has great rythm as you read, just as every Dr. Seuss book has. This one is particularly fun because it immitates all sorts of different sounds and eventually you and your kids are immitating the sounds too. This turns out to be a fun and great exersice as your kids are learning their letters and sounds. There's lots of "hoo, doo and moo" which shows kids that the "oo" sound most of the time is made with two "o's" together. There's other fun sounds as well, such as "tick tock", "grum grum", "pop pop" and "blurp blurp".
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? was even voted #25 on the list of Best Read Alouds for Young Children on Listopia. You can find other fascinating read alouds for you and your children on this list as well.
Below is the main reason why I love this book so much. By the time we get to the last page of the book, we are reading a little faster very rythmicly and everyone is excited! Then the last page comes and I read it as fast as I can. The kids are still amazed to this day that I can read it as fast as I do. Before my son learned to read, I remember him saying "I want to read like you mommy!" - which is music to any mom's ears.
So how fast can you read this?
POP POP POP
KLOPP KLOPP KLOPP
COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO (although it does take some extra time to say DOOOOOOOOOOO)
CHOO CHOO CHOO
TICK TICK TOCK
KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK"
Quoted from Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? , by Dr. Seuss, c. 1970, Random House, Inc., New York.
What's your favorite Dr. Seuss book to read with your kids?