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The Sneetches and Other Stories Hardcover – January 1, 1961
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|Beginner Books combine a blend of words and pictures that encourage kids to read-all by themselves.||This book has everything a beginning reader needs!||Unmistakable characters and signature rhymes.||The timeless tale from Dr. Seuss about the cat in his hat who visits Sally and her brother.||The rollicking rhythm will keep kids entertained on every page.||An ideal gift for new parents, birthday celebrations, and happy occasions of all kinds.||This boxed set of of five beloved Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss will be cherished by young and old alike.|
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- Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers; First edition. (January 1, 1961)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 72 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0394800893
- ISBN-13 : 978-0394800899
- Reading age : 5 - 9 years
- Lexile measure : NP
- Grade level : Kindergarten - 4
- Item Weight : 15.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 8.31 x 0.41 x 11.31 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The north and south going zax show us that being stubborn and inflexible will not let us grow and will keep us stuck as the world continues without us.
The green pants with no legs has a lesson about fear and empathy.
The mom with all the Dave’s.... well, that is pretty straightforward. It’s does show the value of stepping outside your box and being unique. Though really it just reminds us to not name all of our kids Dave because it will cause so much trouble in the long run. The random alternate name suggestions are still funny.
Overall, it’s still a fun read and a great opportunity to open up important conversations with your kids.
I understand the desire to preserve the books as they were made, retiring them instead of continuing to produce them. But I wish there were an alternative, like using another character Dr. Seuss has drawn in place of the offending images. I know, I know, once we start down the road of editing things, and who decides what is offensive...but these books are works of art that have helped shape the world view of children for decades. The author agonized over the vocabulary and the rhythm of the words, over images designed to engage and entertain. I would have thought he would want them to live forever... There will never be another Dr. Seuss book written. How sad to lose some of them entirely.
And so I bought the Sneetches, to have a moment to think back on how my life was shaped by the time I spent with these books. It would have been better if I had not seen dehumanizing caricatures as a child. Back when I was young and knew no better, they existed in my childhood brain as representative figments, just like all the other creatures in the books.
And I grew up to help Run a Zoo.
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For those who don't know, the Sneetches is a story about the Sneetches with stars on their bellies, and those without. The star bellied sneetches won't talk to those without. When a stranger comes to town and offers to put stars on the bellies of those without for three dollars each, everything changes. As the original star bellied sneetches pay ten dollars each to remove their stars to remain different the two groups eventually realise they really aren't that different after all.
The Zax is a story about stubbornness and how sometimes it is better to give a little than to stand firmly in your place.
Too Many Daves is a cute and funny poem with no real meaning behind it (as far as I can tell).
What Was I Scared Of? is a bizarre story about a boy who is afraid of an empty pair of trousers he sees in the woods. Eventually he realises that they can be friends.
Every kid should grow up on Dr. Suess, and I recommend this collection whole heartedly, as the Sneetches alone make it worth the purchase.
Plus a few other story’s... but the trouser one is the best imo, read it loads of times
I thoroughly recommend this story as a great way to discuss issues with youger children.