Website review by
Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Oh, the fun you'd have if the glitches were fixed!

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age 6+
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Kids say

age 4+
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The parents' guide to what's in this website.

Positive Messages

Reading and being read to is fun with Dr. Seuss!

Violence & Scariness

There is some brief discussion and a video about Seuss' more political, environmental, and anti-war books, one of which was briefly banned in some schools during the Cold War.

Sexy Stuff

There are a lot of opportunities to buy Seuss books and products on this site. Additionally, highlighted links suggest visitors go to other Random House books and author sites like The Magic Treehouse and Junie B. Jones.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Seussville has something for every child from the youngest to the oldest -- and for Seuss-loving parents and teachers, too. The visually pleasing site has books (to peek at or purchase), character profiles, games, classic Seuss videos, and more categorized in many helpful ways. Which Seuss books are right for my toddler? What's the background on my favorite Seuss character? There's even Dr. Seuss childhood family photos and a Seuss college scholarship application on the site. Some discussion of Seuss' politics can be found on the site, which include anti-war and pro-environmental messages, and some glitches make the site slow and occasionally frustrating to use.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 5 and 7-year-old Written bycasandra_j_k January 21, 2011

Fun and great site.

the kids really like this site. its alot of fun. My 5 yr. old whos in kindergarden can play most of the games and enjoy most all of the other features and my 7... Continue reading
Kid, 8 years old September 8, 2010

Perfect for little kids.

This website is very easy to use. My school used this siet alot in first grade. Little kids will really enjoy it.

Is it any good?

First, mute the background music, which can become quickly unbearable. But the mountains of Seuss content here is a sure winner for any Cat In the Hat or Horton fan. Teachers will find annual timelines of events related to Seuss books and activities. The fascinating sections that highlight Seuss' sketches and personal photo galleries are excellent ways for older kids who grew up on Seuss to get a better appreciation for the real writer behind the whimsical world of Seuss. The games are fun, but not necessarily educational at all. A surprise for a site related to books that sneak in the learning with the fun. Unfortunately the site is hampered by slow load times, annoying glitches, and some outdated information. The most recent newsletter is dated 2009, and most activities did not work during a recent trial. These issues keep the site from being truly top notch.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about their favorite Dr. Seuss books. What makes them so appealing?

  • With older children, watch some of the videos that discuss how Dr. Seuss wove social messages into his books like his pro-environmental messages in The Lorax. Read the information about The Lorax Project on the site.

Website details

  • Genre: Brand Sites
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: August 25, 2016

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