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Dr. Seuss Bright and Early Books for Beginning Beginners Series
Author: Dr. Seuss writing as Theo LeSieg
Illustrators: Joe Mathieu, Dr. Seuss, Roy McKie, Scott Nash, Steve Johnson, Lou Fancher
Number of Books in Series: 14
Age Group: 1 - 5 years

Reading Level: AR Levels 0.6-2.1
GLE 1.1-2.9
DRA 6-16
Lexile® measure 190L-510L
Companion/Related Series: list of all Dr. Seuss series

Theodor Seuss Geisel, best known as his pseudonym, Dr. Seuss, is one of the most popular children's authors of all time. He wrote and illustrated over 44 books, plus wrote over a dozen other books under his other pseudonyms Theo LeSieg and Rosetta Stone, which were illustrated by others. His books have sold over 222 million copies and been translated into more than 15 languages. His books are favorites for many children, and are best known for his imaginative characters and rhyme.


Dr. Seuss Beginning Beginners Book List:

This series can be read in any order.

Publication Order

Book 1: The Eye Book
Ages 1-5. 1968.
AR: 0.8 (0.5 Point, Quiz #44926);  GLE: 1.3
F&P/GRL: E;  DRA: 8
Lexile measure: 200L

Book 2: The Foot Book
Ages 1-5. September 12, 1968.
AR: 0.6 (0.5 Point, Quiz #9018);  GLE: 1.1
F&P/GRL: E;  DRA: 8

Book 3: Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?
Ages 1-5. August 12, 1970.
AR: 1.8 (0.5 Point, Quiz #9037);  GLE: 2.9
F&P/GRL: H;  DRA: 14

Book 4: I Can Write!
Ages 1-5. 1971.

Book 5: In a People House
Ages 1-5. 1972.
GLE: 2.5
F&P/GRL: F;  DRA: 10

Book 6: Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!
Ages 1-5. August 12, 1972.
AR: 1.1 (0.5 Point, Quiz #9035);  GLE: 2.4
F&P/GRL: G;  DRA: 12
Lexile measure: 280L

Book 7: The Shape of Me and Other Stuff
Ages 1-5. June 1, 1973.
AR: 1.7 (0.5 Point, Quiz #9044);  GLE: 2.4
F&P/GRL: D;  DRA: 6
Lexile measure: 440L

Book 8: The Many Mice of Mr. Brice
Ages 1-5. August 12, 1973.

Book 9: Great Day for Up!
Ages 1-5. August 12, 1974.
AR: 0.8 (0.5 Point, Quiz #9020);  GLE: 1.9
F&P/GRL: J;  DRA: 16
Lexile measure: 230L

Book 10: There's a Wocket in My Pocket!
Ages 1-5. August 12, 1974.
AR: 2.1 (0.5 Point, Quiz #9047);  GLE: 2.1
F&P/GRL: H;  DRA: 14
Lexile measure: 460L

Book 11: Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog?
Ages 1-5. 1975.
Lexile measure: 440L

Book 12: Hooper Humperdink...? Not Him!
Ages 1-5. September 12, 1976.
AR: 1.5 (0.5 Point, Quiz #106068)
Lexile measure: 390L

Book 13: The Tooth Book
Ages 1-5. 1989.
AR: 2.1 (0.5 Point, Quiz #43695);  GLE: 2.6
F&P/GRL: H;  DRA: 14
Lexile measure: 510L

Book 14: My Many Colored Days
Ages 1-5. August 20, 1996.
GLE: 1.5
F&P/GRL: H;  DRA: 14
Lexile measure: AD190L

Companion Book: There's a Zamp in My Lamp!
Ages 1-5. September 26, 2006.

Book Sets: Sets of Up to 14 Books

List of Awards:

Multiple Emmy Awards for television adaptations of several of his books

Best Seller Lists:

2000 Publishers Weekly list of best-selling children's books of all time
USA Today best-seller list
Numerous other best-seller lists

Film/Television/Theatrical Adaptations:

2000 Broadway Musical: Seussical
Adapted into TV series that ran in 1996-1998: The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss

Other Websites for Additional Information:

Official or Publisher Website for Dr. Seuss Bright and Early Books for Beginning Beginners Series
Author Website for Dr. Seuss


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