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Dr. Suess may have gone to the great Mulberry Street in the sky, but there's still more magical nonsense for us to enjoy. Next week, Random House will publish What Pet Should I Get?, a complete manuscript found in a fox-free box long after the beloved author's death. It's been 24 years since we've last been treated to some Seussian silliness, and we're wondering how the new work will stack up against the Top 10 Best Dr. Seuss Books.
Here are the current rankings, according to Culturalist's list makers...is your favorite #1?
#5.) One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
With over 6 million copies in print, the 1960 One Fish, Two Fish is one of the best-selling children's books ever. It was even featured in a Supreme Court case this year, when Justice Kagan cited the fish-counting authority of the book in her dissenting opinion on Yates v. United States.
#4.) Horton Hears a Who!
Horton has appeared in multiple film adaptations, and even a Broadway Seussical musical, but the books that introduced him to the world will always be his home. One of Seuss' more philosophically inclined works, Horton was a reaction to the post-WWII American occupation of Japan and his own evolving feelings about the war and its aftermath. Or maybe it's just about an elephant.
#3.) Green Eggs and Ham
Green Eggs and Ham was Seuss' answer to a bet from his publisher over the fewest total number of different words required to tell a story: the final tally came in at only 50, and the resulting manuscript has been one of the most successful children's books for 55 years.
#2.) How the Grinch Stole Christmas
One of Seuss' most iconic characters, the Grinch's railing against Christmas and heart-growing journey has captured audiences for generations. It's even been suggested that the green meanie was Seuss' whimsical take on himself: the author's license plate proudly declared: "GRINCH".
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