What your favorite Dr. Seuss book says about your parenting

Jul 28, 2015 at 9:46 a.m. ET
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We all remember that distinctive striped hat, know exactly what goes with green eggs and were just a teeny bit scared of the Grinch. With their catchy rhymes and distinctive illustrations, Dr. Seuss books give us colorful characters we just can't wait to share with our kids.

Fans of the good doctor are thrilled with the release today of a brand-new book called What Pet Should I Get? While this new book is sure to bring us even more unique Seuss characters to love and share with our kids, most moms have one they love more than any other ... and for good reason.

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Your favorite Dr. Seuss character can reveal a lot about the kind of mom you are:

The Lorax

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You're an eco-conscious mom, always looking for ways to upcycle items you own instead of buying new. Your top-secret recipe for homemade all-purpose cleaner is the reason why your kitchen is always sparkling.

The Cat in The Hat

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The contents of your purse would put Mary Poppins to shame. You're prepared for anything, from an impromptu dip in the lake to a spur-of-the-moment road trip to the amusement park. You're considering getting a tattoo, something dainty.


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You love to experiment in the kitchen and are always trying to find sneaky ways to work more veggies into your family's diet. Scrambled eggs with puréed spinach may not have been your defining culinary moment, but your green berry smoothies are an absolute success.

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Yertle the Turtle

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You don't know why the other moms in playgroup haven't returned your text messages, but you don't have much time to care because your candle business is really starting to take off. You're considering expanding into the essential oils market.


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You're the parent who's always fair, determined to hear all sides of a story before doling out punishment for that busted lamp in the living room. When your siblings want to commiserate about Mom being, well, Mom, your number is the first one they call.

Fox in Socks

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You're the mom who's happiest when she's on the go. Shuttling the kids back and forth to practices, never missing a PTA meeting, and you're training for a triathlon? You go, girl.

The Grinch

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Some may call you a grinch, but those closest to you know better. Although you complain about holiday crowds at the mall and the markup on wrapping paper in December, you've been secretly planning your holiday shopping list since Memorial Day. Your family often hears you singing "Jingle Bells" in the shower.

Mr. Knox

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You have a laid-back approach to life, and parenting is no exception. You prefer non-electronic toys, don't believe in kids having their own cell phones until they can pay for them and make it a point to have at least one weekend a month where the family has nothing scheduled. You're an expert in the art of deep couch sitting.

More: Ways to enjoy Dr. Seuss as a family

Cindy Lou Who

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Your home office has a vision board filled with inspirational quotes and ocean vistas. You're a great listener — the friend everyone turns to when they just need to hear that everything is going to be alright. You're thinking about doing a juice cleanse.

Thing One and Thing Two

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You're the mom whose house always has kids in it that aren't your own because you feel the more, the merrier. Your home may never be featured in HGTV Magazine, but your kids love how you never turn down a request to bake cookies and firmly believe glitter makes any craft better.