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Comedian (and confetti enthusiast) Maz Jobrani is a founding member of the Axis of Evil comedy tour, and his latest book is I’m Not a Terrorist But I’ve Played One On TV. But when he’s reading to his kids, he sticks to classics like Dr. Seuss.

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish – “Besides the fact that it has such a GREAT title, I love this book because of how silly and creative each page is. It plays with words and encourages kids to be creative. One of my favorite Dr. Seuss books.”

The Pout Pout Fish, by Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna – “I love this book because it has several characters that allow you to use different voices and accents. Also, at the very end there’s fish kissing and my kids used to like to kiss the fish. It’s very adorable!”

The Circus Ship, by Chris Van Dusen – “I love this book because it has a real mean character and a nice character. It helped me teach my kids to be nice and patient. Also, the animals hide in parts of the book and it’s fun for the kids to try to find them.”

How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague – This is a great book and a series of books because it’s about little dinosaurs and the kids relate. It’s a fun way to teach your kids how to go to sleep or how to eat or how to play at school, etc. Very fun.

The Cat in the Hat – “I think that you could probably just do a list of Dr. Seuss books, but I figured I would bookend mine with him. This is another very fun book and it’s a classic. AND it rhymes so it’s fun to read.”