Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss
Always in rhyme, always pretty weird, Dr. Seuss' books are pretty well known expecially in America. The Grinch, The Lorax, The Cat in The Hat, Horton Hears a Who... those are the most popular books since they had movies (good and bad) based on them, but there are so many many many others books! So many good ones! Green Eggs and Ham, If I ran the zoo, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish... and so many others! Yes, the titles are weird and so are the books in some sense, like the various drawing with a unique style that you can recognize anywhere! But they were the childhood of many many kids, who loved this stories and sometime still love them as adults. Dr. Seuss is almost the symbol of a generation.

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  • Weird, imaginative, unique
  • His drawings have such a unique style
  • The master of rhyming: almost a poet for children

  • Some people might consider him TOO weird
  • A HUGE collection of books and stories, might be hard to catch up
  • If you are not a english-reader, with the translation all the original rhymes are lost



Love Dr Seuss

My kids had been watching Dr Seuss videos and TV programs since young. I also bought Dr Seuss books and read with them which they enjoyed the rhymes very much.

Dr Seuss stories are unique, always related to moral, understanding the nature, facts and Science that kids learn through videos and cartoons. I also love watching Dr Seuss tv program with my kids, very entertaining and learn a lot from it.

Posted by peachpurple on 09-08-2017

Dr Seuss

The art from the Dr seuss is lot better. And also the message being passed in each one of them is good. So in terms of the story art. I'd recommend having this type of the content. You can see that in such case Dr Seuss is good enough in many ways. Though not a lot of people see the point there. But its reasonable to let kids try his content. Like lorax and few other stories are worth reading.
Posted by overcast on 09-09-2017

Grew Up With The Doctor

Although I totally appreciate what Dahl does, I have a soft spot in my heart for Dr. Suesss. Some of his books were the first ones I remember from my childhood, and he might just be one of the influences in teaching me how to rhyme in the first place. His art is quirky and trippy, and his wordplay has an underlying sophistication beyond its simplicity; I think there are a lot of deeper meanings to be found in his work. Also, the Grinch at Christmas time is just a part of the holiday season, if you ask this old man.
Posted by JoeMilford on 09-11-2017


Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl's books are more "classic", they are not in rhyme and are more fantastic that weird. There are giants, witches, chocolate Factory and strange dirty creatures.... Every story is unique - some of them had a sequel also, however. And there are many movies and cartoons based on his job, like the most recent Willy Wonka, or the BFG movie that came out last year. His books are fascinating, and his talent as a writer is top notch: he even wrote a James Bond movie, and a bit of adult novels - all of them pretty good, like the kids one. Adult or kids, everyone sometime in their life met one of Dahl's works.

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  • Talented writer, even beyond books
  • Fascinating world, fascinating characters
  • He also wrote adult novels

  • Even if the illustrations of his books are good, they aren't made by him (author was Quentin Blake)
  • You might find out some basic plots in some of his books
  • If you are a kid in one of his stories, you are gonna have a bad time



Love Dahl

I just love the classics from Roald Dahl. My favourite probably has to be either Fantastic Mr Fox or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The thing is I really like Dr Seuss as well. The Cat in the Hat was a great book but the films that were based on his books were even better. It was a tough decision.
Posted by kingcool52 on 09-08-2017
You mean... you liked the Cat in the Hat movie? If you mean the old cartoons of the 60/70 (or whatever year it was) then ok, they were classic and beloved produts. But if you mean that recent abomination with Mike Myers... Why? How?

Very versatile

I actually love Roald Dahl because he is so talented and versatile. He doesn't write just one kind of books but many different genres and he is appealing to different age groups. He wrote children's book, adult books, and even movies for legendary James Bond.

I mean who doesn't know some of his most famous work like Matilda, The Witcher, Willy Wonka, Fantastic Mr. Fox and more. He is extremely well-known and respected for a reason!

Posted by Mehano on 09-08-2017

Simple and better.

I think the talent, authenticity and versatility of Roald Dahl are more than enough reasons for me to vote for him (at least in my point of vie). So, not that Dr. Seuss is a bad option, but Roald Dahl is a lot better.
Posted by wiseagent on 09-08-2017


Dr. Seuss has always struck me as nonsensical which is fine and dandy if you want to entertain a 3 year old, but after that it's time to move on.

I always preferred Dahl mostly because of the fact that there's character development and a subtle dark side that skips over most children but is picked up on when revisited. Sure the settings are fantastical and abstract at times but the characters are relate-able in contrast.

Posted by Rhodolite on 09-08-2017


I like both of them. THat is trying t make a choice between apples and oranges because Seuss was geared more to young children and Dahl to older children. Some choices are simply impossible to make because you can't adequately compare the items. I would say both are great and positively influenced our culture more than other people. I like both of them quite a bit.
Posted by kgord on 09-08-2017
I will choose Roald Dahl as I like his book so much better. Dr. Seuss books have always annoyed me and they are so long, at least some of them. My kids never really got into them either. We have read several Roald Dahl books and seen several of the movie adaptations too. I think they are unique and have a nice story line in them.
Posted by morgoodie on 09-08-2017
Yes, sometimes Dr. Seuss works quite difficult to grasp. But I think, it more focus on emotional ties into other person, or creature. Because the way he make a book is so simple that, even an adult person annoys on it. But in my opinion, his way was to catch simple people's imagination into simple way of presentation using his books. I really do appreciate the books, it does not necessarily explains a lot of details, which is also good for children.

Maybe in you part, it's so much annoying. But, I think his books has a unique way to catch every person's imagination into simple form, in his own way of works.
Posted by jaysolano12 on 09-09-2017
Well, I like both and I don't think comparing both of them as a good idea, because they have different styles and different ways of writing, but if I'm to pitch my tent on one, I would go for Roald Dahl, not because I consider him better than the other, no. It's just actually because of his adult novels *winks. I have a thing for authors who are prolific in adults novels . And he is really good at it. Both of them are good at their art.
Posted by Authord on 09-08-2017
I agree that we should not compare apples with oranges because they have their own writing styles and it is not comfortable to make them compete with each other. We had grown with Dr. Seuss and his stories for children so I guess I will choose him not really as a writer but for the output he had made. I know that Dahl has his own fans out there and I wouldn’t argue with his output which is in a different genre.
Posted by Corzhens on 09-21-2018
Jonathan Solomon
They both played a part in my childhood as far as authors. But I only really remember Dr. Seuss for "Cat In The Hat". Roald Dahl, however, is an author I consistently remember for different books I read as a kid. My favorites included The Witches, Matilda, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, and Mr. Fox. When I got older, I started getting into his poems of expression more. So in this comparison, he's my favorite.
Posted by Jonathan Solomon on 09-09-2017
I do enjoy both of them but Dr. Seuss will always be my favorite. I grew up reading his books and I read them to my children and now they are reading them to their children. They are great rhymes and many you can recite word for word without even opening the book. You never forgot them. His books are silly and fun. That is what I like about them. I still have a big collection of his books for the grandchildren to read when they come for a visit.
Posted by Sue on 09-09-2017
Dr. Suess works was my favorite thing. Because, it will give me strange idea about anything. His works was so simple, yet entertaining. It seems the focus of the book was classical learning for children, simple and lovable. The side story of it, explains a simple details of emotional life form. In other words it teaches person to understand simple things, as play part to our life.

It reaches beyond imagination that, only children could understand it. His works was lovely, and I always recommend it to my small children. The "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" was my favorite book. It will teach anyone that, even a creature have an impact of emotional ties into one another.
Posted by jaysolano12 on 09-09-2017
I have neither read Dr. Seuss or Roald Dahl, however, I know these names. Actually, I have watched movies based on their books. There is a little difference between Dr. Seuss and Roald Dahl, Dr. Seuss uses animal characters to tell stories, however, Roald Dahl used magical characters.
Posted by vinaya on 09-13-2017
I didn't really grow up with either and only discovered both later in life, so I don't feel any particular nostalgia for any one of their works. However, I do think that Roald Dahl's Chocolate Factory has impacted me a lot more and has connected with me more than any of Dr. Seuss's works, even if I can appreciate both. I have only ever seen the movie versions of their works, though, admittedly, and I guess Dr. Seuss has a lot more impact if it was introduced to a person at a young age, so I guess I missed that boat. Dahl's works, however, seem to be more applicable at any age, so I'd choose him as my favorite.
Posted by Wubwub on 09-14-2017
When it comes to children’s stories, we grew up with Dr. Seuss and his fairy tales of the olden times. To be honest, I don’t remember the stories anymore because I was not in school yet when my mother was reading those stories to me. But I am glad that children’s stories are still being bought and read to children because they are actually good for bonding between the parents and children. I’m afraid that the technology will be taking over that task of reading stories to children.
Posted by Corzhens on 02-20-2018
Unfortunately I have never read Ronald Dahl books as a child,it seem I missed some very books from his stable,from what I read here I think those books are worth reading. Will have to check them out online for my kids
Posted by lovely on 10-11-2018