Once, on the first day of a college English course, my professor had us write essays explaining who were our favorite authors and why. Without hesitation, I wrote my essay about Dr. Seuss. Why? Rhyme, rhythm, alliteration…you name it. The fact he can make up words and get away with it. I love his books as much today as I ever have. It’s just that now I can pretend I read them for my kids.
Well, today is Dr. Seuss’s birthday, and I just had to share the cookie cake my sister made for her son’s class:
This precious cookie cake is very simple to make. Just use your favorite sugar cookie dough, roll the dough out into a rectangle then carve into the shape of the Cat’s hat. Bake and ice with stripes…how easy is that! And how cute!
Seriously, if you haven’t got enough time to make your own dough today, stop by the store and pick up the pre-packaged stuff. Sometimes, it even comes already rolled out in a rectangle! Then, make this with the kids for tonight’s dessert and read a few of your favorite Dr. Seuss books after dinner.
Here are a few of my favorites in case you need a little inspiration:
- There’s a Wocket in my Pocket
- Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?
- The Lorax
- On Beyond Zebra
- Oh, The Places You’ll Go
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas (I know…it’s not exactly the season for it, but come on, it’s a classic!)
If you’re interested in watching some of his work in addition to reading it, we LOVE:
And to further celebrate Dr. Seuss’ big day, I’d like to give away one of my favorite books to one of you! Six by Seuss was given to me by a good friend when I was preparing to move overseas after college. She knew how much I loved Dr. Seuss, as well as how little room I had for books in my luggage, so she gave me her very own copy…the one her mother had read to her when she was a child! It’s precious to me, and the stories in the collection are classics, including: And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, Horton Hatches the Egg, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Lorax, and Yertle the Turtle.
To enter, just leave a comment telling me what your favorite Dr. Seuss book is! No entries after midnight Wednesday. The winner will be randomly selected on Thursday.
Oh, so hard to pick one Dr. Seuss fav, but Fox in Socks would probably be it!! I love the endless rhyming!!! I am paying homage to Dr. Seuss as well today! Hope you check it out!!! Love the cookie!
marie white says
I guess my favorite was “Green Eggs and Ham”. While helping mom clean up, we had to throw it away because we wore it out! But the one I remember most was the ABC book.
Lila Lee says
Very impressed with cake! Our favorite right now is Cat in the Hat mainly because it is my little boy’s first Dr. Seuss book! He loves it!
Happy Birthday “doc”!!!!! I love “Cat in the Hat”—but really all of his books. As much as I enjoyed his books, when my boys were little they didn’t—I guess there wasn’t enough “blood and guts”—ugh! Thankfully, my grandsons love his work!
Oh, The Places You Will Go is a fave of mine! I have used this many times in lessons to encourage those who need to take the next step to success! Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Ginger Caughman says
There’s a wonderful slip-cover edition of OH THE PLACES YOU WILL GO, I gave my Illinois twin neices for graduation. We all smiled when their commencement speaker quoted from the Dr. Seuss book!
Ginger Caughman says
What a wonderful legacy for Theodore Seuss Geisel, a “Read Across America” emphasis on his birthday! My favorite “Dr. Seuss Book” (first published in 1937, was his very first children’s book! ): “AND TO THINK THAT I SAW IT ON MULBERRY STREET!” ~~~Note from Nana.
I liked Green Eggs and Ham.
The Lorax is by far the best, but I will vote Green Eggs and Ham a close second. Why the Lorax? “BECAUSE HE SPEAKS FOR THE TREES,” that’s why.
Lila Neely says
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! I have to say my favorite is “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” You know I am a sucker for rhyme and I just love all his books! And the cake is just too precious! I remember the cover on “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” being completely frayed…you girls must have liked that one!
i do i do like green eggs and ham
the lORax – hands down! since my boys were small we’ve read it constantly,talked about the message and I’ve got lots of funny voices for the onceler and the lorax!
I love Green Eggs and Ham! It makes me want to eat eggs and ham. And love the cake!!!
i like a lot of dr.seuss books like green eggs and ham the lorax
Heather Blackwell says
Cute cake…..Oh the Places You’ll Go! is my fav.
Sue D says
Hard to pick a favorite but I will pick Horton Hears a Who.