Bestselling Holidays & Celebrations Books for 5 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling holidays & celebrations books for 5 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Little Blue Truck’s Christmas

by: Alice SchertleJill McElmurry
Release date: Sep 23, 2014
Number of Pages: 24
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Little Blue Truck is spreading cheer by delivering Christmas trees to his animal friends. Can you help count each green tree from one to five and back again? Don’t forget to save one for Blue! Beep! Beep!

With the gentle rhythm and signature illustration style that made Little Blue Truck a household name, Blue’s new adventure is full of holiday warmth. Sturdy cardstock pages, a compact and child-friendly text, and flashing colored Christmas lights on the final page come together in a novelty gift book that’s sure to be the favorite treat of the season.
 

 
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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Christmas

2. Puppy Birthday to You! (Paw Patrol) (Little Golden Book)

by: Golden BooksFabrizio Petrossi
Release date: Jul 28, 2015
Number of Pages: 24
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Can the puppies from Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol throw Chase a surprise birthday party AND save Adventure Bay? This action-packed Little Golden Book is sure to thrill boys and girls ages 2 to 5.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

3. Christmas in the Manger

by: Nola BuckFelicia Bond
Release date: Oct 03, 1998
Number of Pages: 16
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The gentle beauty of the story of the first Christmas is now available as a board book. With a simple, lyrical text and radiant artwork, this book is perfect for the youngest child to be a part of the wonder of the Nativity.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

4. Llama Llama Jingle Bells

by: Anna DewdneyAnna Dewdney
Release date: Oct 21, 2014
Number of Pages: 14
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With short and simple rhyming text, the Llama Llama board books introduce Llama Llama to babies and toddlers before they’re ready for longer full-length stories. And their small size and durable pages are perfect for little hands.
 
In Llama Llama Jingle Bells, little llama and his friends give gifts, sing songs, and decorate cookies. It’s a very merry holiday indeed!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Mammals

5. The Night Before Christmas

by: Charles Santore
Release date: Oct 11, 2011
Number of Pages: 44
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Wonderful new version of the classic poem every family should own. Lavishly illustrated by renowned artist Charles Santore, the critically acclaimed illustrator of The Wizard of Oz, Snow White, The Little Mermaid, and others. An oversized heirloom edition with a four-page gatefold. Includes embossed and foil cover.

Since it was first published anonymously in 1823, “The Night Before Christmas” has enchanted children with the story of St. Nicholas climbing down the chimney and filling all the stockings before springing back to his sleigh. Many families read the poem every year, and now they have an edition to treasure. The cherished verse, faithfully reproduced here, is accompanied by Charles Santore’s lavish illustrations.

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Children’s Books > Classics

6. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer) (Little Golden Book)

by: Rick BunsenGolden Books
Release date: Aug 01, 2000
Number of Pages: 24
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Children ages 3-6 will love to read this Little Golden Book retelling of the classic 1964 holiday TV special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. All of the other reindeer make fun of Rudolph and won’t let him play in their reindeer games because he’s different. But when Christmas is almost cancelled because of a huge snowstorm, Rudolph comes to the rescue with his wonderful shiny red nose.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

7. On the Night You Were Born

by: Nancy Tillman
Release date: Jan 19, 2010
Number of Pages: 32
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On the night you were born, you brought wonder and magic to the world. The moon stayed up till morning. Polar bears danced.

Here is a book that celebrates the one and only ever you! Now available in its entirety in board book format, Nancy Tillman’s masterpiece is perfect for acknowledging the special people in our lives that they are loved.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > New Baby

8. The Night Before Christmas (Little Golden Book)

by: Clement Clarke MooreCorinne Malvern
Release date: Sep 13, 2011
Number of Pages: 24
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This 1949 Little Golden Book edition of the famous poem, The Night Before Christmas, was a staple in the Golden Book line for many years. Recently found in the Golden Books archives, Corinne Malvern’s artwork for this title has been digitized and beautifully reproduced for today’s kids!

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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Christmas

9. Fisher-Price Little People: The Story of Christmas (Boardbooks – Board Book)

by: Fisher-Price
Release date: Sep 30, 2014
Number of Pages: 10
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Based on the best-selling Fisher-Price nativity set, this book tells the story of the first Christmas in friendly Little People style. Perfect for slipping into a Christmas stocking!

Learn about the first Christmas night in this stocking-sized book featuring the Little People friends! Characters and animals peek through die-cut windows in the pages, giving this book a fun element of surprise.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Religious Fiction > Christian

10. Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks! (Reading Railroad)

by: Margaret SutherlandSonja Lamut
Release date: Sep 11, 2000
Number of Pages: 24
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Sure, Thanksgiving is about pilgrims and history–and turkey, of course!–but most importantly, it’s a holiday all about everything that we are thankful for. Cheerful, colorful illustrations accompany the simple text in this celebration of family, friends, and the holiday that brings them all together.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Beginner Readers

11. The Christmas Story

by: Jane Werner WatsonEloise Wilkin
Release date: Aug 01, 2000
Number of Pages: 24
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First published in 1952, this classic Little Golden Book retelling of the Christmas story was illustrated by beloved artist Eloise Wilkin. Its simple but poetic text gently invites children to hear the story of Jesus’ birth in a stable in Bethlehem.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

12. Merry Christmas, Stinky Face

by: Lisa McCourtCyd Moore
Release date: Sep 27, 2016
Number of Pages: 32
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Fans of I Love You, Stinky Face, will love this Christmas story! Stinky Face loves Christmastime…but he still has plenty of questions. What if a big, wintry wind blows his Christmas tree away? What if one of the reindeer gets his antlers stuck in the branches that hang over the roof? Luckily, his imaginative Mama knows how to reassure him that Christmas will be magical!

Now for the first time in 8×8I Love You, Stinky Face has sold over 1 million copies and still counting!

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life

13. Warm Hearts Day: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #5)

by: Rebecca Elliott
Release date: Oct 25, 2016
Number of Pages: 80
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Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

In book #5, it’s almost Warm Hearts Day! Everyone is busy making gifts for their loved ones. Eva LOVES crafting, so she creates all sorts of fun gifts and treats for her friends. She is excited to give out her homemade gifts at the big party at the Old Oak Tree. But then Eva realizes she forgot to make gifts for her family! Will she be able to make the gifts in time?

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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

14. The Littlest Elf

by: Brandi DoughertyKirsten Richards
Release date: Sep 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 24
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A sweet holiday story from a New York Times bestselling duo!

From the New York Times bestselling team that brought us The Littlest Pilgrim comes a sweet new holiday follow-up filled with Christmas cheer and adorable stickers!

Oliver may be the littlest elf in the North Pole, but he has a big desire to discover his very special job in Santa’s workshop! But after getting lost in the toy shop, making a mess at the book shop, and falling in the mixing machine at the bakery, is the littlest elf just too little?

Perhaps he just needs the littlest reindeer to remind him what Christmas is all about!

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

15. Frosty the Snowman (Frosty the Snowman) (Little Golden Book)

by: Diane MuldrowGolden Books
Release date: Sep 04, 2001
Number of Pages: 24
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Everyone’s favorite snowman with a magic hat, a button nose, and eyes made out of coal comes to life on Christmas every year. Based on the beloved 1969 television special, this Little Golden Book retells the whole magical story of Frosty the Snowman for boys and girls 2–5!
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

16. How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday?

by: Jane YolenMark Teague
Release date: Sep 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 12
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Surprise! Our bestselling little dinosaurs are back for a BIG birthday celebration!

Everyone has a birthday, and from riotous birthday parties to the excitement of being one year older, having a birthday is the highlight of a young child’s year.
All little dinosaurs love to get presents, and this new board book will be an immediate favorite. From birthday hats to Ceratosaurus-sized cakes, America’s young readers will laugh out loud as the celebration moves from “bad” birthday behavior to just the right amount of silliness and sharing. Bestselling duo Jane Yolen and Mark Teague have created the perfect introduction to birthday parties, with the same beloved humor and warmth of all their previous bestselling “How Do Dinosaurs” books.
Here’s a wonderful way to say “Happy Birthday!” to any dinosaur…young or old!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dinosaurs

17. Dream Snow

by: Eric CarleEric Carle
Release date: Oct 13, 2015
Number of Pages: 22
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Eric Carle’s classic Christmas book is now available as a board book!

It’s December 24th, and the old farmer settles down for a winter’s nap, wondering how Christmas can come when there is no snow! In his dream he imagines a snowstorm covering him and his animals—named One, Two, Three, Four and Five—in a snowy blanket. But when the farmer awakens, he finds that it has really snowed outside, and now he remembers something! Putting on his red suit, he goes outside and places gifts under the tree for his animals, bringing holiday cheer to all.

Clever lift-the-flaps reveal the animals hidden under the snow in the farmer’s dream, making this board book edition a treat for all ages.

Praise for Dream Snow:

“Few in number are the parents who have made it through their toddler’s years on just one copy of Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Dream Snow has similar ingredients: a simple story, lively collage-like illustrations and a fun gimmick for little hands . . .” —Time

“This is a simple, well-told story about a simple farmer. . . . Viewers. . . will want to get their hands on it.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Carle fans and toddlers learning the basics will . . . enjoy the gentle text and creative design features.” —Booklist

“The pictures are in Carle’s trademark richly colored and textured collages that capture the snowy magic of Christmas.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

18. Mickey Saves Santa (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse)

by: Disney Book GroupDisney Storybook Art Team
Release date: Sep 15, 2009
Number of Pages: 24
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Super Cheers! This delightful Christmas story with two punch-out ornaments and foil stickers to decorate them will make the holidays Super Cheerful!

Mickey and his friends are all ready for a Christmas Eve sleepover at the Clubhouse. They’ve written their lists and can’t wait for Santa Claus to arrive. But there’s a big problem at the North Pole and Santa won’t be coming unless he gets some help. Join your favorite Clubhouse friends as they set out to save the day and rescue Christmas.

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Children’s Books > Animals

19. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Book and Grinch (Classic Seuss)

by: Dr. Seuss
Release date: Sep 22, 2015
Number of Pages: 64
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A Grinch book and plush package perfect for holiday gift-giving!
 
Is there any better holiday gift than a copy of Dr. Seuss’s beloved classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas? Yes! A copy of the book packaged in a sturdy gift box with a 14-inch tall, exclusively-available soft plush Grinch! Now children of all ages can read the story while they cuddle with the iconic character whose heart grows three sizes when he learns the true meaning of Christmas. Also included exclusively in this package is a 32-page paperback “Good Deed Journal.” Filled with simple activities and room for children to write and draw, it’s the perfect way to encourage children to grow their own hearts by helping others.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Dr. Seuss

20. Little Blue Truck’s Halloween

by: Alice SchertleJill McElmurry
Release date: Jul 05, 2016
Number of Pages: 16
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Beep! Beep! It’s Halloween! Little Blue Truck is picking up his animal friends for a costume party. Lift the flaps in this large, sturdy board book to find out who’s dressed up in each costume! Will Blue wear a costume too? 
     With the delightful rhymes and signature illustration style that made Little Blue Truck a household name, Blue’s new adventure is full of festive costumes, fall colors, and plenty of Halloween fun! 
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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

21. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Whose Birthday Is It? (Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club)

by: Disney Book GroupSheila Sweeny HigginsonDisney Storybook Art Team
Release date: Jun 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 16
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Happy
Birthday!
Today is somebody’s
birthday, but Mickey can’t figure out whose it is. Could it be Daisy’s?
Perhaps he should get her a new hair bow. Maybe it’s Pluto’s, and Mickey can get him a bone. Young
readers will have great fun following Mickey on a birthday-themed treasure
hunt, peeking below the book’s lift-the-flaps to uncover clues. Happy Birthday! introduces math concepts such as size-order,
patterns, and counting, while inviting children to put their imagination and
reasoning skills to the test as they follow Mickey on his quest to find the
perfect present for the mysterious birthday party.
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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Non-religious

22. Llama Llama Holiday Drama

by: Anna Dewdney
Release date: Oct 19, 2010
Number of Pages: 40
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Llama Llama holidays.

Jingle music. Lights ablaze.

How long till that special date?

Llama Llama has to wait.

If there’s one thing Llama Llama doesn’t like, it’s waiting. He and Mama Llama rush around, shopping for presents, baking cookies, decorating the tree . . . but how long is it until Christmas? Will it ever come? Finally, Llama Llama just can’t wait any more! It takes a cuddle from Mama Llama to remind him that “Gifts are nice, but there’s another: The true gift is, we have each other.”

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Children’s Books > Animals > Mammals

23. Gingerbread Christmas

by: Jan BrettJan Brett
Release date: Oct 18, 2016
Number of Pages: 32
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Jan Brett’s beloved character the Gingerbread Baby returns in a fun-filled Christmas caper!
 
Gingerbread Baby and his friend, Matti, take his gingerbread band to the Christmas Festival where they are a hit until the aroma of gingerbread reaches the children, signaling that it is time to run away. Clever Matti uses snow to disguise the gingerbread instruments while Gingerbread Baby leads the audience on a merry chase to the smartest hiding place ever–a giant Christmas tree.
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Children’s Books > Animals

24. The Jolly Christmas Postman

by: Allan AhlbergJanet Ahlberg
Release date: Sep 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 32
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The Jolly Postman rides again with more real letters, and present, too, in his Christmas postbag.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Beginner Readers

25. The Christmas Story

by: Robert Sabuda
Release date: Sep 27, 2016
Number of Pages: 12
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Hope and joy radiate from the pages of Robert Sabuda’s new pop-up book celebrating the Nativity.

Long ago in the town of Bethlehem, on a bright and starry night, a baby was born, a child who was called the son of God. Announced by an angel, born in a humble manger, laid in a bed of straw, visited by shepherds and wise men—the age-old, awe-inspiring story of the birth of Jesus is lovingly brought to life by master pop-up artist Robert Sabuda in six gorgeously imagined scenes, culminating in a 3-D manger sheltering humans and beasts, guarded by an angel above. Glinting with touches of gold and pearlescent foil, The Christmas Story is a visual feast, a holiday treasure to be shared with the whole family.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Religious Fiction > Christian

26. J Is for Jesus: The Sweetest Story Ever Told

by: Crystal BowmanClaudine Gevry
Release date: Sep 04, 2005
Number of Pages: 20
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I want a candy cane too! Everyone loves a candy cane-but it’s easy to overlook the meaning of this familiar Christmas tradition in all the hustle and bustle of the season. This sweet story reminds little ones that the candy cane represents Jesus’ birth and the gospel message too.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Religious Fiction > Christian

27. Five Silly Turkeys

by: Salina YoonSalina Yoon
Release date: Aug 18, 2005
Number of Pages: 10
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Toddlers will love the silly Thanksgiving turkeys in this fun counting book full of silly turkeys doing very silly things!  From twirling on a dance floor to being chased by a bee to tanning in the sun, these are no ordinary Thanksgiving turkeys. This shiny fabric–tabbed book is a holiday treat that is sure to be gobbled up quickly.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Ducks & Other Waterfowl

28. How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?

by: Jane YolenMark Teague
Release date: Sep 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 40
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From decorating the tree to wrapping presents, little dinosaurs love to celebrate Christmas-and everything about it. With ornaments on the branches and carolers singing at the door, the spirit of Christmas is finally here and filling the hearts of families everywhere. But when the stockings are hung on the chimney, and the cookies are left out for Santa, how can little dinosaurs go to sleep? It’s so exciting! How can they possibly calm down and behave?

Children will laugh out loud as dinosaurs secretly lick candy canes, take sneaky peeks at gifts, and disrupt the traditional family feast.

With holiday surprises around every corner, the award-winning team of Jane Yolen and Mark Teague create an engaging, fun gift sure to be read again and again, year after year. How do dinosaurs say Merry Christmas? The same way they say Happy Chanukah: With an abundance of love, joy, memory, and gratitude.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dinosaurs

29. Merry Christmas, Mouse! (If You Give…)

by: Laura NumeroffFelicia Bond
Release date: Sep 25, 2007
Number of Pages: 24
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Join Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he decorates his Christmas tree in a holiday counting adventure.

This board book with sturdy pages is perfect for toddlers, who will enjoy this simple introduction to numbers.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs & Squirrels

30. The Grinch’s Great Big Flap Book (Great Big Board Book)

by: Dr. Seuss
Release date: Sep 09, 2014
Number of Pages: 12
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A Christmas gift for Dr. Seuss’s youngest fans!
 
A board-book version of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! This super-simple, super-sturdy adaptation of the Good Doctor’s beloved holiday classic is perfect for his youngest fans. With a shortened rhymed text and over sixty Grinchy flaps for little fingers to lift, it’s an ideal introduction to the story and a perfect gift for toddlers and preschoolers. Now everyone in the family can have a merry Grinchmas!
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Dr. Seuss

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