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Making Reading Fun with Dr. Suess

Making Reading Fun with Dr. Suess.

Put your hands up if you love Dr. Suess! Who doesn’t right. Surely reading Dr. Suess as a child is a right of passage, I loved reading them as a kid and still love them as an adult. Life is just so much more fun in a Dr. Suess story. Olivia is also a big fan and The Cat in The Hat was one of the first books she enjoyed to read on her own too.

Harper Collins have taken 4 of the classics to bring fresh colour into reading for a new generation. Olivia received 2 of these to read and review in the form of One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish and The Cat in The Hat. The other titles available are Fox in Socks and of course Green Eggs and Ham.

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The books are beautifully illustrated and I love the contrasts with the white next to the colours too it really makes it pop! One of the main things I love about these books is that the words flow with the illustrations making it so much more fun to read for younger children as oppose to a big block of text.

making reading fun with dr. suess

As we all know the beauty in these books is the rhyming and repetition making it fun to read out loud and listen to alike. Children learn through repetition and Dr. Suess uses limited vocabulary and rhymes with similar words to help children as they learn to read. Also The Cat in the Hat only has 246 words. I think this is what appealed to Olivia as a reluctant reader. I suppose there is nothing more boring to a non bookworm than a big chunk of text on a plain page. The Cat in The Hat is the complete opposite! If you don’t currently own any Dr. Suess books you need to asap!

making reading fun with dr. suess one fish two fish illustrationsDon’t they look great, I much prefer them to the ones we already have. They would be lovely to have as a full complete set for anyone’s bookcase.

Each book has an RRP of £6.99 and are available to buy on Amazon right now.

The Cat in The Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish and Fox In Socks

If you need any more convincing have a read of some fun facts about Dr. Suess,

*Dr. Suess is the worlds best selling children’s author with over 650 million books sold world wide.

*The correct pronounciation of Suess rhymes with ‘Voice’ however readers naturally pronounced it as ‘Soose’  and so it was changed.

*1 in 4 American children receive Dr. Suess as their first book.

*Dr. Suess drove a car with a ‘GRINCH’ license plate.

If you would like to win yourself your very own Dr. Suess book we have kindly been allowed to to give one away to our readers. Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below to win a copy of Green Eggs and Ham.

Please enter all options correctly as all entries will be checked and verified. Any non correct entries will be disqualified. The Competition will run from 17/05/16 until midnight 31/05/16. The prize isn’t supplied by myself and will be dispatched from the competition sponsor. This is a UK only competition for over 18’s.

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  1. Joanna Kasznicki

    May 31, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    the cat in the hat is my favourite

  2. Laura Harrison

    May 31, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    The Cat In The Hat – such a good children’s book xx

  3. Sarah Archibald

    May 31, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    One fish two fish red fish blue fish! My daughter really enjoyed that one from a young age.

  4. katy bulcock

    May 31, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    I loved cat in the hat and also percy the park keeper 🙂

  5. Deborah Mackenzie

    May 31, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    I loved Cat in the Hat; Thing 1 and Thing 2 are hilarious

  6. Dale Dow

    May 31, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    The cat in the hat

  7. Val Pownall

    May 31, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Definitely The Cat in The Hat – a classic!

  8. sharon martin

    May 31, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    the cat in the hat

  9. Laura Bryant

    May 31, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Got to be the cat in the hat

  10. Victoria Prince

    May 30, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Green Eggs and Ham is actually my favourite!

  11. Sarah prescott

    May 30, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    The cat in the hat

  12. Lorraine Fleming

    May 30, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    The Grinch is our favourite Dr Suess book

  13. Lorraine Fleming

    May 30, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Thank you for the chance

  14. Michelle Buckle

    May 30, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    The Cat in the Hat

  15. Kat Lucas

    May 30, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Green eggs and ham

  16. Susan Hunt

    May 30, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Five Go Off In A Caravan

  17. Thomas Perry

    May 30, 2016 at 10:37 am

    The Cat in the Hat was my fave, I knew it from cover to cover

  18. Carla Mooney

    May 30, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Loved cat in the hat as kis

  19. claire griffiths

    May 30, 2016 at 12:03 am

    cat i the hat

  20. Denielle Nicol

    May 29, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    The cat in the hat

  21. Janice Mackin

    May 29, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    I love The Cat in the Hat.

  22. Emma masterman

    May 29, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    The car on the hat , my favorite x

  23. Susan B

    May 28, 2016 at 11:09 am

    The Cat in the Hat was always my favourite.

  24. Jenna Parrington

    May 27, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Cat in the hat here too! Would love to win for my son, he’d love these!

  25. christine nicholson

    May 27, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    green eggs and ham

  26. nicola mat

    May 27, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    I’ve never read any of the books – feel like i’ve missed out!

  27. Zac Farley

    May 27, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Green eggs and ham was definitely my fave

  28. Tracy Read

    May 26, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Cat in the hat

  29. Christine Caple

    May 25, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    I like The Cat in the Hat

  30. Sophie Ade

    May 24, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    I always loved the cat in the hat

  31. Adrian Bold

    May 24, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    The Lorax is a great read, but our favourite still has to be The Cat In The Hat.

  32. michelle o'neill

    May 23, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    my grandaughter loves the cat in the hat x

  33. Kate Fever

    May 23, 2016 at 11:55 am

    We love One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested
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  34. Donna Caldwell

    May 23, 2016 at 6:45 am

    How the grinch stole Christmas

  35. Bethany Perks

    May 22, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Horton Hears a Who!

  36. Jessica Powell (Babi a Fi)

    May 22, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Cat in the Hat is my favourite 🙂
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  37. Kirsteen Mackay

    May 22, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    I loved the Lorax

  38. Harline parkin

    May 22, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    For me I loved cat in the hat

  39. claire woods

    May 22, 2016 at 9:14 am

    I loved the Famous Five books.

  40. Kirsty Hosty

    May 22, 2016 at 8:29 am

    The Lorax is brillant

  41. Margaret Clarkson

    May 22, 2016 at 7:23 am

    “There’s a wocket in my pocket”

  42. Laura Pritchard

    May 21, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    The Cat in the Hat is good!

  43. Judith Allen

    May 21, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Memories of reading The Lorax to my daughter. I would be sobbing as I read it, and my daughter would say, don’t cry mummy, it’s a book, it’s not real. Which would make me cry even more!

  44. Paula Readings

    May 21, 2016 at 10:22 am

    I liked ‘The Lorax’.

  45. iain maciver

    May 21, 2016 at 9:11 am

    The Cat in the Hat

  46. Ruth Harwood

    May 21, 2016 at 7:53 am

    Green Eggs and Ham is my fave Dr Seuss book, and I would love to win a copy for my friend to read to her small twins xx

  47. Angela Webster

    May 21, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Green Eggs & Ham is my favourite Dr Suess book the rhymes in it are so much fun to read aloud.

  48. Ray Dodds

    May 21, 2016 at 7:01 am

    The Cat in the Hat

  49. Nicki Evans

    May 21, 2016 at 2:28 am

    The cat in the haf

  50. Angie McDonald

    May 20, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    It has the be How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

  51. Cassandra Mayers

    May 20, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    I Do, Its a little old for Lily yet but ive put it away for her, it was a gift from someone 😀
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  52. Rebecca Beesley

    May 20, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    i love reading the grinch at christmas with my kids
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  53. Dawn Wilkinson

    May 20, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Ginger’s Adventures = Ladybird book. Still got this book from when I was very small.

  54. jules eley

    May 20, 2016 at 10:57 am

    The Cat in the Hat was a favourite of mine 🙂


    May 19, 2016 at 11:44 am

    The Cat in the Hat, i think its the only one ive ever read

  56. Chelsey Hollings

    May 19, 2016 at 11:13 am

    I love cat in the hat

  57. amy bondoc

    May 19, 2016 at 7:16 am

    i loved reading narnia when i was a child and its probably still my favourite !

  58. Monica Gilbert

    May 18, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    It’s really hard to choose a favorite Dr Seuss book. As a child, I enjoyed One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and Marvin K Mooney Will You Please Go Now! When I graduated, I connected with Oh The Places You’ll Go (a typical graduation gift in the States). And Horray for Diffendoofer Day! (done with help from others based on manuscripts) is fantastic for overtested students and their stressed teachers.

  59. Fiona Rennie

    May 18, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    The Cat in the Hat was mine too 🙂

  60. Karen

    May 18, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Dr Seuss is always a firm favourite for me. I hope to win this so that i can share them with my son!! #triedtested

  61. Jo Hutchinson

    May 17, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    The Cat in the Hat

  62. Karl Borowy

    May 17, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Cat in the Hat

  63. marie powell

    May 17, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    When my kids was little it was The Cat in the hat…would love this for my grandson

  64. amanda walsh

    May 17, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    The Cat in the hat, we love the film to

  65. terri jenner

    May 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    the cat in the hat

  66. Nichole Frerichs

    May 17, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    The Cat in the Hat

  67. Yet Another Blogging Mummy!!!

    May 17, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    My boys loved this series of books. We even had a bath book version of One Fish, Two Fish. I would love to see the musical Seussical sometime. I think my favourite is The Cat In The Hat Comes Back #triedtested


    May 17, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    The Faraway Tree books were my favourites

  69. aaron broad

    May 17, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    I really enjoyed cat in the hat

  70. Laura-dear bear and beany

    May 17, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    These look great my eldest would love them X #triedtested

  71. Tracy Nixon

    May 17, 2016 at 11:52 am

    The Cat in the Hat!

  72. Alix Smith

    May 17, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Got to be the Cat in the Hat – classic!

  73. Catherine @ Story Snug

    May 17, 2016 at 9:13 am

    This is one of my favourite Dr Seuss books. Thank you for a great giveaway 🙂


  74. Spencer Broadley

    May 17, 2016 at 7:01 am

    I liked The Cat in the Hat, but my favourites were the Secret Seven series by Enid Blyton

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