Sunday, April 13, 2014

Top ten books for toddlers

In 2013 the Christian Science Monitor surveyed parents about their favorite books to read with their toddlers. One of the ten most popular titles recommended:
'Green Eggs and Ham' by Dr. Seuss

No child's library is complete without a copy of Dr. Seuss's "Green Eggs and Ham." The lyrical text is as fun for grown-ups to read aloud as it is for children to hear – though be forewarned, the rapid fire rhymes can leave parents breathless. The delightful tale of Sam I Am's quest to get his friend to try green eggs and ham appeals to kids' silly side while reinforcing parents' perpetual pleas for kids to try new foods. "Green Eggs and Ham" was first published by Random House in 1960.

Don't miss these other titles by Dr. Seuss, "The Cat in the Hat," "Oh the Thinks You Can Think," "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish," and "The Lorax." Many of Dr. Seuss's tales have recently been made into motion pictures, but nothing beats meeting the master wordsmith on the page.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Also see: Fifteen top books for toddlers.

--Marshal Zeringue