Listen Across America: Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

March 2nd marks Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with audiobook collections read by star narrators.

Random House Children’s Books and the National Education Association (NEA) urge you to participate in the annual Read Across America celebration.

Dr. Seuss’ audiobooks are perfect for young children. His engaging stories and enduring characters lay the foundation for reading and listening skills. When children listen to Dr. Seuss titles on audio they’ll hear demonstrations of fluent reading,appropriate phrasing, intonation, articulation–and have lots of FUN along the way!

Over 26 stories are available in collections and as single story audiobook downloads featuring an all-star cast of narrators that includes Rainn Wilson, Dustin Hoffman, John Cleese, Angelica Huston, and more. Add in music and sound effects and these whimsical stories are sure to delight and entertain children of all ages.

Take a listen to these Seuss classics, read by your favorite celebrity narrators!

What Pet Should I Get COVER IMAGEWHAT PET SHOULD I GET? AND ONE FISH TWO FISH RED FISH BLUE FISH
What Pet Should I Get? read by Rainn Wilson
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish read by David Hyde Pierce

LISTEN TO A CLIP:

WHAT PET SHOULD I GET? What happens when a brother and sister visit a pet store to pick a pet? Naturally, they can’t choose just one! The tale captures a classic childhood moment–choosing a pet–and uses it to illuminate a life lesson: it’s hard to make up your mind, but sometimes you just have to do it!

Narrator-RainnWilson-Seuss2“Dr. Seuss’s fantastic and bemusing tales are perfect for spoken recitation, with their rhyming schemes and rhythmic cadences….Both skilled actors maintain the right rhythm and emphasis, while providing warm and excited voices for the characters.”—Publishers Weekly

“What Pet Should I Get? is classic Seuss. It is narrated by Rainn Wilson, who…reads with good heart and clarity…One Fish Two Fish, narrated by David Hyde Pierce, is a sheer delight. There are a few added sound effects, but the power is in the narrator, who manages to create a verbal smile in his voice as he reads the classic story.”—School Library Journal


HORTON AND THE KWUGGERBUG AND MORE LOST STORIES
Read by Chris Cox
Introduction read by Charles D. Cohen

A follow-up to The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories, this collection features familiar Seussian faces and places—including Horton the Elephant, Marco, Mulberry Street, and a Grinch—as well as an introduction by renowned Seuss scholar Charles D. Cohen. Seuss fans will learn more about Horton’s integrity, Marco’s amazing imagination, a narrowly avoided disaster on Mullbery Street, and a devious Grinch.

Featuring:
Horton and the Kwuggerbug
Marco Comes Late
How Officer Pat Saved the Whole Town
The Hoobub and the Grinch

THE CAT IN THE HAT AND OTHER DR. SEUSS FAVORITES
Read by Kelsey Grammer, Dustin Hoffman, Billy Crystal, and more!

Eleven great stories in one audiobook! Each narrator brings their own style in this classic collection: “Billy Crystal is over the top; John Cleese has impeccable comic timing… But Grammer comes across best. He gets the rhymes and delivers the verse with style… The production has an appealing, inventive combination of music and words. Have some fun with this audio–the producers did!”–AudioFile

Featuring:
The Cat in the Hat read by Kelsey Grammer
Horton Hears a Who read by Dustin Hoffman
How the Grinch Stole Christmas read by Walter Matthau
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? read by John Cleese
The Lorax read by Ted Danson
Yertle the Turtle, Gertrude McFuzz, and The Big Brag read by John Lithgow
Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose read by Mercedes McCambridge
Horton Hatches the Egg read by Billy Crystal
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back read by Kelsey Grammer

GREEN EGGS AND HAM AND OTHER SERVINGS OF DR. SEUSS
Read by Jason Alexander, David Hyde Pierce and Michael McKean

AudioFile says each narrator “conveys sparkle and dimension” in this Earphones Award-winning collection. The nine complete stories “offer a whole new dimension for appreciating a fine collection of Seuss favorites. Dr. Seuss would delight in this presentation of his work… Pause and pace are used deftly. Tone and inflection are spirited and full of the lightness that one imagines Seuss himself would use when giving voice to his characters. Playful musical interludes and sound effects add just the right emphasis and zaniness. An outstanding total package.”

Featuring:
Green Eggs and Ham read by Jason Alexander
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish read by David Hyde Pierce
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! read by Michael McKean
I’m Not Going to Get Up Today read by Jason Alexander
Oh Say Can You Say? read by Michael McKean
Fox in Socks read by David Hyde Pierce
I Can Read with My Eyes Shut read by Michael McKean
Hop on Pop read by David Hyde Pierce
Dr. Seuss’s ABC read by Jason Alexander

OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO! AND THE LORAX
Read by John Lithgow & Ted Danson

Listeners will be inspired by this duo of terrific stories. Mark Levinson’s score accompanies John Lithgow’s masterful reading of Dr. Seuss’ wise and wonderful graduation speech Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Ted Danson skillfully narrates The Lorax, Seuss’ tale about environmental responsibility.

THE BIPPOLO SEED AND OTHER LOST STORIES
Read by Neil Patrick Harris, Anjelica Huston, Jason Lee and more!

Listening to these stories is like discovering buried treasure! Hear some of Seuss’ lesser-known stories in this collection of rare tales, originally published in magazines during the 1950s. No Seuss fan should miss these must-listens.

Featuring:
The Bippolo Seed read by Neil Patrick Harris
The Rabbit, The Bear, and the Zinniga-Zanniga read by Anjelica Huston
Gustav, The Goldfish read by Jason Lee
Tadd and Todd read by Joan Cusack
Steak, For Supper read by Edward Herrmann
The Strange Shirt Spot read by William H. Macy
The Great Henry McBride read by Peter Dinklage

Join Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Club!

What’s your Birthday Book of the Month? Find out in this whimsical new club for Dr. Seuss fans of all ages! Join today for your chance to win a Dr. Seuss-themed birthday prize pack. Plus, you’ll get a personalized e-card, exclusive activities, and more exciting Seuss surprises. It’s the best-of-the-best way to say Happy Birthday to you!