Tuesday: Weekly Book Review—How We Love Dr. Suess!
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Abby was really intrigued by Dr. Suess’ biography we read last week and is still asking me questions about him. He is my favorite children’s author but there is a lot I did not know about him!
Did you know Dr. Suess published over a dozen books as Theo. LeSieg and one as Rosetta Stone? I didn’t!
Did you know his first book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street he wrote to the rhythm of a big ship he was travelling on? I didn’t!
Did you know that his cartoons also called attention to the early stages of the Holocaust and denounced discrimination in America against black people and Jews?
And that he helped end his feelings of animosity, using his book Horton Hears a Who as a parable for the American post-war occupation of Japan, as well as dedicating the book to a Japanese friend?
That he used his books to express his views on social and political issues?
The Lorax about environmentalism and anti-consumerism
The Sneetches about racial equality
The Butter Battle Book about the arms race
Yertle the Turtle about anti-fascism and anti-authoritarianism
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! about anti-materialism
and Horton Hears a Who! about anti-isolationism and internationalism
I am going to start re-reading his books in a new light!
What is your favorite Dr. Suess Book?
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