25 Best Dr Seuss Books for Toddlers and Babies

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This book list includes 25 of the best Dr. Seuss Books for toddlers and babies. Goodness me, it was difficult to narrow down the list because I love so many of his books. Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel, is one of the most beloved children’s book authors. While I have many favorite Dr. Seuss books, I focused on children’s books which are short reads but filled with creative and wildly imaginative characters.

Great for Language Development

These books are vital for a child’s language development. Books such as The Foot Book introduce young readers to opposites, examining similarities and differences. Most of his books are structured with rhythm and rhyme, packed with alliterations to further letter recognization, and illustrated with bright colors and creative characters. Often the characters are unknown to us, using a made-up language and tying tongue twisters and sometimes ridiculous rhymes.

Parents and readers to young children be prepared. These Dr. Seuss books for toddlers are quite the articulation drill.

This booklist includes books that are commonly found at your local library. I hope most of these books are accessible to you.

(Dr. Seuss’s Day is March 2nd, a great day to celebrate his birthday and enjoy many of his beloved books.)

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25 Dr. Seuss Books for Toddlers

1. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss

This wonderful book is the most fun to read. I challenge you to try to rap. You may feel silly, but it is quite fun. This Dr. Seuss book is filled with fun onomatopoeias that make a fun rhyme. (This was the first book we added to our little’s board book library.)

2. Dr. Seuss’s ABC

Each page features a lowercase and an uppercase letter followed by an alliteration such as “Aunt Annie’s alligator.” This colorful book is a great way to work on letter recognition.

3. Dr. Seuss’s 1 2 3

This classic Dr. Seuss book is a counting book from 1 to 20. Perfect for little one’s to learn to count and also an introduction to the characters in the world of Dr. Seuss.

4. Dr. Seuss’s Book of Colors

Your toddler will learn about colors as they are introduced to beloved and classic Seuss characters.

5. Dr. Seuss’s Book of Animals

In this book, there are some real animals and some Seussian creatures. It is a simple, rhythmic read that is fun for all ages.

6. Great Day for Up By Dr. Seuss

I love the cheery tone of the simple words in the book of Up. It starts with the sun rising and ends with a cheer for everyone on Earth “Up! Up! Up! Great day for Up!”

7. Dr. Seuss’s 100 First Words

Enter the world of Dr. Seuss with 100 first words and the artwork or colorful illustrations featured in Dr. Seuss’s books.

8. I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! by Dr. Seuss

This fantastic book is a great way to encourage younger children to love to read.

The more that you read,

the more things you will know.

The more that you learn,

the more places you’ll go.

Dr. Seuss

9. Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss

This Dr. Seuss book is great for toddlers. It contains simple repetitive text featuring pronouns and using prepositions.

10. Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss

This beloved Dr. Seuss classic introduces children to prepositions, using rhyming text that twists your tongue a bit.

11. Oh, The Thinks You Can Think! by Dr. Seuss

This book is a great way to encourage young children to think and use their imagination.

12. Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr. Seuss

A competitive counting book as the lion, tiger, and dog compete to balance the most apples on top of their head. But watch out for the bear with the broom.

13. The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss

A fun book of opposites that compares different kinds of feet, from right feet to left feet to front feet to back feet.

14. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

This book always causes my little ones to giggle. A simple but classic book of opposites and silly rhymes.

15. I Wish I Had Duck Feet by Dr. Seuss

The little boy dreams of having duck feet, a long tail, an elephant trunk, and more. His imagination runs wild as he contemplates the various features he wishes for and eventually decides to be himself.

16. The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss

If your toddler has a dentist visit soon, this book would be a great one to introduce before your visit. The book talks about having two sets of teeth and briefly reviews ways to care for teeth, the do’s and don’ts.

17. The Eye Book by Dr. Seuss

A simple review of all the things your eyes can see. A book that encourages young kids to visually explore all the beautiful sights of their world.

18. Horton Hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss

This Dr. Seuss book is a longer read and a wonderful bedtime story. It is such a great story to encourage children to care for others who are different. I love to read books to my kids that help build character and inspire honesty and honor.

19. My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss

A book of emotions expressed through colors. This is a good read to facilitate discussion of feelings with your children.

20. What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss

Decisions. Decisions. And they have to choose before noon. So many can relate to the classic conundrum of indecision.

21. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss’s book Green Eggs and Ham is a longer read but do not count it out. It is a great book to encourage little ones to try different things.

22. There’s A Wocket In My Pocket by Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss’s made-up language and creative characters are so fun to share with kids. It is a great way to encourage toddlers to try new sounds and new words.

23. Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? By Dr. Seuss

This one always turns into a discussion with my toddler as we ponder and attempt to answer these many important “Would you rather” questions.

24. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

This silly cat with the striped hat and his buddies Thing 1 and Thing 2 teach your kids a way to take a boring day and make it a memorable day. But don’t forget the mess.

25. Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! by Dr. Seuss

It is time for Marvin K. Mooney to go. There are so many ways for Marvin to leave. Will he leave on stilts, by fish, or by Crunk-Car?

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Thanks for Stopping by!

Finally, I want to thank you for stopping by! Please say Hi in the comment section and share one of your favorite Dr. Seuss Books for toddlers. My favorite to read is Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can you? Any of these on the list would make a perfect gift or great additions to any children’s board books collection.

– With Great Joy, Katie


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  1. I love all Dr. Seuss books 📚 and they are fun to read. For sure my nieces will enjoy it. Thank you for all the ideas.

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