Some think you can tell a lot about a person by the music they listen to (Taylor Swift or James Taylor?), their astrological sign (Scorpio or Taurus?), or even the shoes they wear (combat boots or tassel loafers?). Can the same be said for your favorite children’s book? What does it mean if you couldn’t get enough of Hop on Pop as a kid? That you have father issues or are just hyperactive? Here’s a little unscientific personality test, based on six of our kiddie lit favorites, that’s just what the Dr. Seuss ordered.
The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats
Independent by nature and a bit of a loner, you’re as unique as a snowflake, but come across icy at first. Once people get to know you, however, you melt their hearts. A big dreamer, but beware your tendency toward cold feet.
Once Upon a Potty, by Alona Frankel
When you feel an urge, you follow it at a moment’s notice, but you also have the ability to sit still for long periods if needed. You’re in tune with nature, and understand the ins and outs of life. You’re a pretty regular person, even though you can imagine yourself on a throne from time to time.
The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss
You’re equal parts vegan tree-hugging activist and capitalist entrepreneur. You’re into hummus, watching the stock market, yoga, and yachting. Complex and contradictory, you keep everyone guessing with your Jekyll and Hyde personality. Gemini.
Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt
What a softy! Gentle and popular, you’re invited to EVERY baby shower. Not the sharpest tool in the shed, you sometimes come across as simplistic. Soft-spoken, kind, and predictable, you don’t mind if people invade your personal space.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter
Mischievous and clever, you’re always game for a little adventure. Staunchly anti-establishment, you’re also into sprinting and vegetarianism. You have a strained relationship with your mother and can’t stand tools.
Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak
You’re a real howl who attracts big personalities with your natural leadership abilities. Night owl and travel buff, be watchful of low blood sugar; when you skip a meal, you get irrational.
What does your favorite kids’ book say about you?