A is for And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, Dr. Seuss’s first published children’s book.
B is for Brown Bar-ba-loots, who played in the shade in their bar-ba-loot suits.
C is for the Cat in the Hat, who taught us that “It is fun to have fun/But you have to know how.”
D is for Dartmouth, where Dr. Seuss went to college.
E is for “It’s something brand new! IT’S AN ELEPHANT-BIRD!!”
F is for forty-four, the number of books for children Dr. Seuss both wrote and illustrated.
G is for Green Eggs and Ham, the Grinch, Gertrude McFuzz, and Gerald McGrew.
H is for Horton, a most thoughtful elephant.
I is for “I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful, one-hundred percent!”
J is for Jojo, whose “Yopp!” saves Who-ville.
K is for the Kwuggerbug, a mischievous little creature who bullies poor Horton into bringing him beezlenuts.
L is for the Lorax, who speaks for the trees.
M is for McElligot’s Pool.
N is for nonsense. It “wakes up the brain cells.”
O is for the Once-ler, who made thneeds, which everyone, everyone, everyone needs.
P is for Pulitzer Prize, which Seuss won in 1984 for his “contribution over nearly a half a century to the education and enjoyment of America’s children and their parents.”
Q is for the quick Queen of Quincy and her quacking quacker-oo.
R is for reading. Each year on Dr. Seuss’s birthday (March 2nd), children and adults gather together to celebrate the joys of reading.
S is for Seuss, which is Theodor Geisel’s pen name. Seuss was his mother’s maiden name and is actually pronounced Zoice.
T is for Thing One, Thing Two, and Thing-a-ma-Jigger.
U is for unless. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
V is for Van Itch of Butter Battle fame.
W is for Wocket. Is there one in your pocket?
X is “very useful if your name is Nixie Knox. It also comes in handy spelling ax and extra fox.”
Y is for Yertle the Turtle, the king of the pond.
Z is for Zizzer-zazzer-zuzz.
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