Beloved children's author Theodor ("Ted") Seuss Geise, aka Dr. Suess, would have celebrated his 105th birthday today! And as anyone who has ever read one of his books knows, he would want you to celebrate today by reading a book to your kids and making up a few wacky crafts.

Dr. Suess' stories are perfect for children, with their lovable characters and nonsensical prose. And more than that, Dr. Seuss had a unique ability to tell stories with a powerful message like taking care of the planet, treating others fairly, and never giving up your dreams ... messages that are as just as appropriate for children as they are for their parents. So tip your hat to Seussy today with one of these great books:

Favorite Dr. Seuss books

  • "Horton Hears A Who" (1954)
  • "The Cat In The Hat" (1957)
  • "Yertle The Turtle and Other Stories" (1958)
  • "Hop on Pop" (1963)
  • "The Lorax" (1971)
  • "There's A Wocket In My Pocket" (1974)
  • "Oh, The Thinks You Can Think" (1975)
  • "The Butter Battle Book" (1984)
  • "Oh, The Places You'll Go" (1990)
  • "Hooray for Diffendoofer Day" (Posthumous, from notes, 1998)
Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Tip your hat to the great Dr. Seuss with some wacky books and crafts.