In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and National Read Across America Day, we’ve put together a list of Dr. Seuss books for each Enneagram type. Of course we know these classic books are great across all personality types, but with a little thoughtfulness, we put together a few titles each Enneagram type might appreciate or enjoy.
Dr. Seuss’s Birthday is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2. To celebrate Bone + Marrow style, we looked for themes or messages that each Enneagram type could identify with or appreciate. Check out this throwback from reading A Wocket in my Pocket at story time on Dr. Seuss day in 2013.
A children book always makes a great birthday, going away, or graduation gift, and Dr Seuss Books for each Enneagram type was a fun way to honor him as an author and create a great quick-grab gift idea that may inspire you.
Good for children, and adults as well, check out our list of Dr. Seuss books for each Enneagram type below.
The Cat in the Hat
This Dr. Seuss gem is not only a classic, but it also leans into the integrative 7 of the Enneagram 1. Make a mess, have fun, enjoy this one wild and crazy life, but then clean up your mess.
Thidwick the Big Hearted Moose
Thidwick has a big heart and some pretty big antler. He lets creatures take residence up in his antlers. He wants to help absolutely everyone, but his new residences start to take advantage of his kindness. Sound familiar? This childhood story themes around an invaluable concept of self-respect.
Yertle the Turtle
In his wisdom, Dr. Seuss writes a guide to leadership and success, and how *not* to lead others. This book provides all the wisdom that too much power can be a problem, and that any one person can make a difference.
Happy Birthday to You
For a lighter Dr. Seuss book for the Enneagram type 3, this book follows the Birthday Bird and reminds its reader that they are lucky to be who they are and they should appreciate it. There is no one like them in the world and that’s something to celebrate. A great message for the Enneagram 3 who often takes on the appearance of what they believe others want or need.
My Book About Me
A sweet book for the Enneagram 4 kiddo that celebrates their uniqueness while creating their own biography.
Oh the Thinks You Can Think and Other Stuff
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! is a children’s book written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel under the pen name Dr. Seuss and is all about the many amazing ‘thinks’ one can think and the endless possibilities and dreams that imagination can create. A perfect nod to the Enneagram 5.
Horton Hatches the Egg
A theme of rewarded faithfulness, this Dr. Suess book celebrates the benefits of loyalty, and the joy of faithfully following through.
Oh the Places You'll Go
This book’s message is all about reaching your wildest dreams and that life is the ultimate balancing act–a hopeful message for the Enneagram type 7.
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are
For the eternal optimistic Enneagram 7, this book reminds its reader of all the obvious (and not so obvious) blessings.
Horton Hears a Who!
Horton believes that everyone should be treated equally; as a result, the other animals of the jungle ridicule him for believing in something he can’t see or hear. His persistence in caring for tiny community eventually saved that community earning the respect of the jungle. This book will speak to the Enneagram 8’s desire to fight for what they believe in –even when it’s difficult.
Perhaps a bit cliche to the napping nature of the Enneagram 9, this book celebrates a good rest that we can all
I Had Trouble Getting into Solla Sollew
When our hero stubs his toe, he decides to find a less troublesome place to live.
It’s message? The the best way to deal with an obstacle is by tackling it head-on
So many fun Dr. Suess Books for each Enneagram type. What’s your favorite? Make sure to grab one of these classics to add a perfect touch to a gift.