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Publication Order of Horton the Elephant Books

Horton Hatches the Egg (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horton Hears a Who! (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Cat in the Hat Books

The Cat in the Hat (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cat in the Hat Songbook (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cat's Quizzer (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

with Theo LeSieg, Rosetta Stone
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seven Lady Godivas (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
The King's Stilts (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
McElligot's Pool (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bartholomew and the Oobleck (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon
If I Ran the Zoo (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scrambled Eggs Super! (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Beyond Zebra! (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
If I Ran the Circus (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Happy Birthday to You! (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Green Eggs and Ham (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ten Apples Up on Top! (By: Theo LeSieg) (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hop on Pop (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dr. Seuss's ABC (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fox in Socks (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Wish That I Had Duck Feet (By: Theo LeSieg) (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Come over to My House (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Foot Book (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eye Book (By: Theo LeSieg) (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Book about Me (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lorax (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Can Write! (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
In a People House (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shape of Me and Other Stuff ) (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
There's a Wocket in my Pocket! (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Day for Up (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Many Mice of Mr. Brice (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wacky Wednesday (By: Theo LeSieg) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? (By: Theo LeSieg) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Because a Little Bug Went Ka-CHOO! (By: Rosetta Stone) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hooper Humperdink...? Not Him! (By: Theo LeSieg) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Please Try to Remember the First of Octember! (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oh Say Can You Say? (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maybe You Should Fly a Jet! (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunches in Bunches (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Butter Battle Book (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tooth Book (By: Theo LeSieg) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
You're Only Old Once! (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Am Not Going to Get up Today! (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oh, the Places You'll Go! (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daisy-Head Mayzie (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Many Colored Days (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seuss-isms (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dr. Seuss's Clever Creatures (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Was I Scared Of? (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fox in Socks, Bricks and Blocks (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sneetches on Beaches (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dr. Seuss's Sleep Softly Book (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
My, Oh My--A Butterfly! (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Grinch's Great Big Flap Book (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Pet Should I Get? (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oh, the Places I'll Go! (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Book About Christmas (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Happy Birthday to Me! by Me, Myself (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gerald McBoing Boing (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dr. Seuss's 1 2 3 (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dr. Seuss's I Love Pop! (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dr. Seuss's People, Places, and Things (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dr. Seuss's Oh, What I've Learned: Thanks to My Teachers! (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children's Books

I Can Draw It Myself, By Me, Myself (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sneetches and Other Stories (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Hatful of Seuss (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tough Coughs As He Ploughs the Dough (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dr. Seuss on the Loose (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Who's Who of the Dr. Seuss Crew (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horton and the Kwuggerbug and more Lost Stories (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Dr. Seuss is the pen name of celebrated American author Theodor Seuss Geisel. He has also written under the pen name of Theo Le Sieg. He is best known for his incredibly popular children’s books and is a global bestseller with over half a billion books sold.

Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904, in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1925, he graduated from Dartmouth College. Not stopping there, he attended Oxford University and wanted to get a doctorate in literature there. It was at Oxford that he met the woman who would be his wife, Helen Palmer. The two of them were officially joined in marriage in 1927.

He went to Europe and returned the same year that he was married. When he got back, he started working for Judge, a magazine. It was actually the most popular humor magazine being published in the United States at the time. He would submit humorous articles in addition to cartoons for Judge magazine. He also would submit his cartoons to Liberty, Vanity Fair, and Life magazine.

Inside his cartoons, Dr. Seuss would reference Flit, an insecticide. Eventually, the references piled up and people started noticing them. This led to him drawing comic ads professionally for Flit, who put Seuss under contract. The pairing continued for far longer than one might think– seventeen years of insecticide company and author partnership. Not only did this get him more work, but he hit a level of national exposure that other authors would have been envious of. He also coined a catchphrase during this time that involved a wife calling to her husband to get the Flit, quick!

Geisel was on his way to Europe for a vacation in 1936 when he was riding on a ship. He was hearing the rhythm of the engines in the ship and then immediately was hit with the idea for And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. He showed it to over forty publishers, who immediately rejected it. But when a friend published it in 1937, Mulberry Street went on to some success.

During World War II, Geisel joined up with the army. He ended up being sent to Hollywood and became a Captain. He would go on to write for Frank Capra’s Signal Corps Unit, which led to him being awarded a Legion of Merit. He also wrote documentaries. He was very good at it too because Geisel ended up winning Oscar Awards for his work on Hitler Lives as well as Design for Death. Geisel also made up a cartoon that he then called Gerald McBoing-Boing. This too earned Geisel an Oscar award as well.

Life magazine published a report about school children and illiteracy in May of 1954. It stated that children were struggling to learn to read because the books that they were learning from were too dull to hold their interest. His publisher was inspired to ask Geisel if he would write a book based on some basic words.

He sent Theodor Geisel a list comprising 400 words that his publisher thought were important. The publisher asked Geisel if it would be possible for him to reduce the list to a mere three hundred words instead, which was how much that he though a first grader might be able to absorb. Geisel did him one better and used 200 words out of the list given to him to write a book that he handed in nine months after the initial challenge. This would end up being The Cat in the Hat, a children’s reader book that became instantly popular and has remained an American classic for years.

In 1960, Bennet Cerf bets the author that he could not write an entire book using just fifty words. Seuss decided that he definitely could do that and ended up writing the book Green Eggs and Ham. However, Cerf never paid up and Seuss never paid him the fifty dollars from the bet, but the public gained another classic.

In 1967, his wife passed away. He got married to Audrey Stone Diamond and took her as his wife in 1968. Theodor Seuss Geisel passed away on September 24, 1991.

His first book published in a series was Horton Hatches the Egg. It was released for public consumption in 1940. The sequel, Horton Hears a Who!, was released fourteen years later. It stars the main character of Horton, an elephant who lives alone in a jungle somewhere. Horton is a kind and shy elephant for whom no good deed goes unpunished.

Horton Hatches the Egg is the first book in the illustrated Horton series. Horton the Elephant is a kind soul that is always willing to help someone in need. Even if the animal need is the lazy Mayzie bird, who is never doing what she should. She wants to go on holiday, and the dependable Horton agrees to sit on her egg when she is gone. This is something that is hilarious to every other animal in the jungle, and they all laugh when they see poor Horton sitting on this egg.

When the egg and Horton are kidnapped from the forest and they are sold off to a circus, they are in big trouble. Will Horton lose the egg and let Mayzie bird down? Read this cute book to find out what happens!

Horton Hears a Who! is the second picture book in this fun Dr. Seuss series. Children of all ages will love this amusing book from the inventive children’s author. Horton is back, and the plucky elephant is just hanging out in the jungle one day when he hears a sound.

Horton is splashing in a pool of water when he thinks that he hears a tiny voice speaking to him from a speck of dust. Horton looks closer and he is right! There is a whole city of people that are preserved on a small piece of dust.

Horton is on a mission to protect the speck from any harm. Along the way, he must dodge enemies like a malicious kangaroo or mean eagle. In the end, Horton must convince the animals of the jungle that the people on the dust are real, or they might be destroyed forever. This colorful children’s book is a must-read for adults and kids alike.

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