HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR. SEUSS!How great is it that today is both Perfect Picture Book Friday and Dr. Seuss' birthday? Ok, myabe it's just me and I've had a little too much coffee this morning. But, and I'm sure this is not an original idea, it just seemed appropriate to feature one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books today, Ten Apples Up On Top. I love the counting and the competition. Now I know where my kids get it from!
And so today, I present you with Ten Apples Up On Top. For other recommendations from some great people, go to Susanna Hill's blog for the complete list.
Title: Ten Apples Up On Top
Written and Illustrated by: Theodor Seuss Geisel (AKA Dr. Seuss)
Published by Random House, 1961
Suitable for: Children of all ages. :)
Theme/Topics: Counting, consequences
Overview/Synopsis: From the publisher: A lion, a dog, and a tiger are having a contest--can they get ten apples piled up on top of their heads? You better believe it! This first counting book works as a teaching tool as well as a funny story.
Activities: When my daughter was in preschool, it was Dr. Seuss' 100th birthday. I made cupcakes and decorated them with different numbers of apples on each. But... if you're looking for educational resources and activities, try these activites from A to Z Teacher Stuff.
Why I Chose This Book: It's a classic and I have actually had fun counting the apples and laughing with my kids over the funny things that happen when you try to pile 10 apples on your head. Oh, and today is Dr. Seuss' birthday!