Your Favorite Seuss: A Baker's Dozen by the One and Only Dr. Seuss is a colorful compilation of timeless tales that young readers will treasure for years to come. Perfect for holiday gift-giving, this big, bold volume spans the esteemed author's 53-year career and contains 13 classic pieces. From Green Eggs and Ham and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! to Yertle the Turtle and Horton Hears a Who!, these selections are signature Seuss effusive, exclamatory stories, marked by symmetrical stanzas, reliable rhythms and freshly coined phrases, all produced by a writer whose way with words was as rare as his cast of characters. Saucer-eyed, splay-footed, fuzzy specimens that defy taxonomic classification, these creatures Sneetches, Nerkles and Preeps, to be precise were the products of Seuss' personal surrealism. Multicolored hybrids, spirited and sprightly, they're out-of-this-world, yet unmistakably of it. Who can resist the lure of the Lorax? Your Favorite Seuss is seasoned with original sketches, photographs and other memorabilia, as well as biographical information on the author, a Springfield, Massachusetts, native whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel (that's Dr. Seuss to you!). Introductory essays contributed by the likes of Stan and Jan Berenstain, actor John Lithgow, and folk singer Pete Seeger complement each unforgettable tale, making Your Favorite Seuss a grand retrospective of an American original.