Looking for a Dr. Seuss collection? There are a few!
As of this writing (October, 2011), if you're looking for Dr. Seuss book collections, you can find a number of them in print.
(And you can search Dr. Seuss collection at Amazon to see if anything new has come along since this was written!)
A collection or Dr. Seuss boxed set is an excellent alternative to the Dr. Seuss and His Friends book club, with all its fine print. By buying one of these Seuss volumes or sets, you save a bunch of money and you know exactly what you're getting!
And because we've reviewed pretty much every Dr. Seuss book, you'll not only find the various sets listed below, you'll also find links to the reviews of the books within the set.
Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection
The Beginner books are aimed at young readers aged 4-8. This collection contains some of Seuss's most famous, all written and illustrated by the good Doctor. Five classics in one boxed set. And the nice thing about a Seuss boxed set...
...is that you can read each book separately. A big single volume Dr. Seuss collection is great, but can be a little unwieldy.
Six by Seuss: A Treasury of Dr. Seuss Classics
Six amazing books under one cover - 345 pages for the price of about one picture book. I'm not sure how that's possible, but...
This amazing Dr. Seuss collection shows the full range of the man. It includes his first book (Mulberry), a book in prose, not rhyme (500 Hats, as well as a selection of some of Seuss's most moral and heartfelt works (the other four). The only downside? It's big!
Your Favorite Seuss: A Baker's Dozen by the One and Only Dr. Seuss
Thirteen Seuss stories in one. This Dr. Seuss collection contains all of the text from the originals. However, it promises only "virtually" all of the illustrations, and what you see will be smaller than in the stand-alone books.
Getting 13 books into one 368 page volume requires a little crunching!
On the bonus side though, each of the 13 stories is prefaced by an introductory essay by someone who knows their stuff when it comes to children's books. The included books in this Dr. Seuss collection (in the order they appear) are:
Dr. Seuss's Horton Collection
It's a measure of how beloved Seuss's sweet elephant is that these two books are offered as a boxed set. The price savings won't amaze you, but the character will.
Horton might as well be the offspring of Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. Horton can't help but do the right thing, no matter the threats, no matter the pressures. When the helpless are threatened, Horton is there to help.
The Big Green Book of Beginner Books
Big Green is a one of a kind Dr. Seuss collection. While all of the texts were written by Seuss, all of the illustrations were done by other artists.
These titles were originally published by Seuss as Theo. LeSieg, which is the name he most often used when he wasn't illustrating his own work. (Seuss's real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel.)
Wacky Wednesday is a delightful "What's wrong with this picture?" book, and in I Wish I Had Duck Feet Seuss touches on the subject of bullying.
A Hatful of Seuss
This one is currently out of print, but used copies can be found.
The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories
This Dr. Seuss collection is unlike the others in that the stories aren't also available as individual books. Rather, this is a collection of seven Seuss stories that appeared in Redbook Magazine in and around the 1950s. Seuss historian Charles D. Cohen unearthed them, and now here they are, complete with the original illustrations. (Read our Bippolo Seed review.)
The stories are:
Webmaster's note: The Big Red Book of Beginner Books is a collection full of familiar Beginner Books under the Cat in the Hat imprint, but Seuss neither wrote nor illustrated any of them.
The Big Blue Book of Beginner Books is a collection of beloved books by Seuss pal P.D. Eastman.
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