ByJasmyn Spann, writer at
Just your basic obsessive fan girl.
Jasmyn Spann

This is the week that fans of Dr. Seuss have been waiting for. The newly found manuscript entitled What Pet Should I Get has been released July 28th, making it the first book by him in 25 years. Seuss, whose real name is Theodor Geisel, passed in 1991 at 87 years old. Known for their made up words, crazy rhymes and quirky characters, Dr. Seuss' books have touched the lives of so many around the world. With some of his books such as How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who and The Lorax being made into movies, his legacy will certainly live on throughout the ages. In honor of Dr. Seuss and his new book What Pet Should I Get, here are just a few of the things we have learned from the books of Dr. Seuss.

1. Horton Hears a Who!: Love everyone for their differences!

Of all of Dr. Seuss' characters, Horton is my all-time favorite. When he discovers a tiny spec on a flower with a whole city of people, Horton does everything he can to make sure the spec makes it to the safety of Mount Nool. Even when it threatens his life, Horton keeps marching on toward the top of the mountain because he knows that a person's a person, no matter how small.

2. The Cat in the Hat: Things may not always go your way but there is always a solution!

The last thing Sally and Conrad expected when their was out for a large, talking cat to come in and make a mess of their house! Even their bossy fish knew that this was not supposed to happen. The group solve their problem with the help and inginuity of the Cat in the Hat.

2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas: There is good in everyone!

Even the nasty, old Grinch could not overcome the power of kindness shown to him by Cindy Lou Who! If he can have a change of heart after hating the Who's and Christmas and having a heart three times too small for so long, anyone can change. You just have to show them that they have it deep inside!

3. Green Eggs and Ham: You never know until you try!

Sam-I-Am is almost annoyingly persistent in trying to get the other character (who is actually unnamed in the book itself) to just try one bite of green eggs and ham. Of course he ends up loving it and wanted to eat it even more! Imagine the opportunities you may have missed because you wouldn't try something new!

4. The Lorax: You have the power to make people care!

Change does not happen unless someone sparks it. In this story, Ted is the one who makes the people of Thneedville care about planting trees so they don't have to pay for air and have fake trees made of plastic. Furthermore, The Lorax has a great message about caring for our environment which is an issue that is commonly talked about today.

5. Oh, The Places You'll Go: Believe in yourself!

This book is prominently displayed in my local bookstore every time May graduations roll around. It is so special because it feels as if Dr. Seuss himself is talking right to you and telling you that even if the journey is hard, it is worth it to get where you want to go.

But most importantly...

Dr. Seuss taught me to use my imagination. I could not imagine my childhood without these books and will continue to pass these stories down through the generations.


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