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The Best Dr. Seuss Books and Apps

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The books of beloved children’s author and illustrator, Dr. Seuss, have stood the test of time. His earliest work was published over 60 years ago, and many have comfortably made the transition to digital. In honor of the doc’s birthday — he’d be 108 on March 2 — we offer a roundup of some of the best Dr. Seuss e-books and games.

The Lorax (iPad/iPhone, Nook Color, Android/Kindle Fire – $3.99)

This environmental allegory continues to be a favorite Seuss tale, with a 3-D film hitting theaters next month. This interactive version, typical of all of the Seuss titles by Oceanhouse Media, gives young readers plenty to do without overwhelming them with bells and whistles. Dr Seuss’s sweet story and distinctive art are the focus. As they should be.

Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #1 (iPad/iPhone, Android/Kindle Fire – $11.99)

You can buy all these titles individually, though you save a few dollars buying the bundle of five here: “The Cat in the Hat,” “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish,” “The Foot Book,” “Mr. Brown Can MOO! Can You” and “Fox in Sox.” The set supplies a good range of difficulty for beginning and early readers, too.

 

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Pictured: US First Lady Michelle Obama greets elementary school students alongside Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat (L) during a kickoff event for the National Education Association Read Across America Day, at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, March 2, 2011 for Dr. Seuss’ 107th birthday and the start of the 14th annual reading campaign.

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