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eliad
eliad , Parent asks:
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Can you recommend authors that are like Dr. Seuss with sophisticated style and great stories?

I've been reading Dr. Seuss a lot lately with my son (He's 3 years old). I must say that I fell in love with the richness of the stories and the pictures. the message behind most of them is so clear and positive. It will be a silly to name them, because I really like most of them, but one that I've been enjoying specially is the Lorax. If only because the ecological awareness that it raises. He's very progressive for his time (Published from 40's to the 70's)  I enjoy to read it to my son and he loves it too of course.

I'd love to discover other authors like Dr. Seuss.  Can you recommend other authors with sophisticated style and great stories.
In Topics: Helping my child with reading
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dgraab
Feb 23, 2010
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Hi Eliad,

Did you know that March 2nd is Dr. Seuss' birthday? To mark this occasion, children across the U.S. will be celebrating via the Read Across America program. Since you and your son are fans of Dr. Seuss, I thought you might like this collection of related activities, crafts and articles: http://www.education.com/seasonal/read-across-america/

Consider also adding your and your son's favorite Dr. Seuss stories and why you like them to this JustAsk question page: http://www.education.com/question/favorite-dr-seuss-book/

If you're interested in podcasting, we had a teacher visit JustAsk and share about a podcast she created about Dr. Seuss' book, "The Foot Book": http://www.education.com/question/dr-seuss-podcasting/

I also found another resource that you may enjoy, an e-How article, "How to Write Like Doctor Seuss": http://www.ehow.com/how_2103261_write-like-doctor-seuss.html

In terms of other authors, Dr. Seuss was definitely an original, creative writer and cartoonist who penned over 60 childrens books under the Dr. Seuss name, as well as the pen name "Theo. LeSieg."  

If you've already made your way through his collection, another author that my daughter enjoys who produces 'silly' stories with meaningful messages and fun illustrations is Doreen Cronin ("Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type" and "Giggle Giggle Quack").

Education.com also offers listings of recommended books you could review: http://www.education.com/topic/best-childrens-book-recommendations/

Within that info center is a focus on children's authors here: http://www.education.com/topic/childrens-book-authors/

I hope this is helpful to you. Happy reading!

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Aneta
Aneta writes:
There is nothing like Dr. Seuss books :) Take your son to Universal Studios. The kid area is all Dr. Seuss and it's like you just stepped into one of his books. My nephew loves all the kid rides, especially the one that gets you wet.
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readingserv... writes:
My son loved PD Eastman's Go Dogs Go.  There are apparently a couple of versions out there.  The abridged one has a better cadence than the full length version.  He has some other good ones too, and they would be at about the same reading level as Suess books.  Good luck!!
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bob
bob , Parent writes:
Go to Amazon.com and search the books section for Jon J. Muth.  We have (at least) Zen Shorts and Stone Soup in my home.  The books don't have the tetrameter style of Dr. Seuss nor the phantasmical characters, but the stories are simple, clear and squarely on the path of enlightening your child's view of the world as we should all make it.
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BookWorm131
BookWorm131 writes:
Hello!
I have recently rediscovered books I read as a child and loved, so I would be happy to share some of my favorites with you and your son. The first is called "The Wump World" by Bill Peet and is so similar to the Lorax it's uncanny. I think you would really enjoy this story! I really loved the story and the imaginative illustration to this book, definitely an author I would recommend! Others I enjoyed as a child were "Ferdinand the Bull", and "The Toy Hospital" by Elaine Mills. I think that once your boy gets older he would really enjoy "Lost in the Barrens" by Farley Mowat, but I would wait until he's about ten. The book is a great story, and I would recommend reading it yourself for fun.
Well I hope you enjoy these stories! :)
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BookWorm131
BookWorm131 writes:
Oh one more thing! Bill Peet has many more wonderful books, i have read many(if not all) and find them charming, and just FUN to read! Here is a link to more of his stories.http://www.billpeet.net/PAGES/booklist.htm and if that doesn't work i will list some titles;
- Big Bad Bruce
- The Ant Elephant
-Buford the Little Bighorn
-The Caboose Who Got Loose
-Chester the Worldly Pig
-CapyBoppy
-Cock-A-Doodle-Dudley
-Count Down to Christmas
-Cowardly Clyde
-Cyrus the Unsinkable Sea Serpent
-Eli
-Ella
-Encore for Eleanor
-Farewell to Shady Glade (ENVIROMENTAL)
-Fly Homor Fly
-No Such Things (colorful illustrations)
These are stories that make wonderful additions to any child's bookcase and i truly hope you find them as enchanting as i do!

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