5 Favorite Dr. Seuss female characters

5 Favorite Dr. Seuss female characters

Today is Dr. Seuss’s birthday! His stories and words all are near and dear to our hearts, but what about the characters?

We picked our 5 favorite female characters from his books to celebrate today, because here at ONE, we believe it is important to invest in girls and women:

1. Sally Walden (The Cat in the Hat)

Photo credit: Dr. Seuss Wiki

Photo credit: Dr. Seuss Wiki

The classic story line tells of a brother-sister duo, Conrad and Sally, and their day with the Cat in the Hat and Thing One and Thing Two. The kids run into a moral dilemma at the end of the book, as they try to decide if they should tell their mom about their adventures. But who says a little imagination ever hurt?

2. Cindy Lou Who (How the Grinch Stole Christmas)

Photo credit: Clan of Cunningham

Photo credit: Clan of Cunningham

My personal favorite…a girl who saves the day! Cindy Lou Who speaks up for right and wrong and brings out the best in her community. And there’s a lesson for us all in it – you are never too young or too old to make a difference.

3. Mayzie McGrew (Daisy-Head Mayzie)

Photo credit: Dr. Seuss Wiki

Photo credit: Dr. Seuss Wiki

Mayzie McGrew didn’t know what to do when she sprouted a daisy out of her head! But our favorite Cat in the Hat steps in, teaching her to embrace who she is. In fact, it’s a great thing that we are all unique!

4. Aunt Annie (Dr. Seuss’s ABCs)

Photo credit: Rachel Swartley

Photo credit: Rachel Swartley

Big A, little A…. Aunt Annie and an alligator are absolutely awesome!

5. Yolanda Yorgenson (Dr. Seuss’s ABCs)

Photo credit: Dr. Seuss Wiki

Photo credit: Dr. Seuss Wiki

Young Yolanda Yorgenson knows how to raise her voice for what she believes in – she even yells it from the back of a yak! Her enthusiasm definitely inspires me to speak up.

Did we miss one of your favorite female Dr. Seuss characters? Tell us in the comments below!

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