"Now, the Star-Belly Sneetches / Had bellies with stars. / The Plain-Belly Sneetches / Had none upon thars." This collection of four of Dr. Seuss's most winning stories begins with that unforgettable tale of the unfortunate Sneetches, bamboozled by one Sylvester McMonkey McBean ("the Fix-it-up Chappie"), who teaches them that pointless prejudice can be costly. Following the Sneetches, a South-Going Zax and a North-Going Zax seem determined to butt heads on the prairie of Prax. Then there's the tongue-twisting story of Mrs. McCave--you know, the one who had 23 sons and named them all Dave. (She realizes that she'd be far less confused had she given them different names, like Marvin O'Gravel Balloon Face or Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate.) A slightly spooky adventure involving a pair of haunted trousers--"What was I scared of?"--closes out the collection. Sneetches and Other Stories is Seuss at his best, with distinctively wacky illustrations and ingeniously weird prose. (Ages 4 to 8) --Paul Hughes --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.
Dr. Seuss ignites a child's imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses.
This is a really funny storey with a good morale. My grandaughter likes to have it read over and over.Published on June 11 2013 by Jackie Reid
I obviously don't HAVE to write a review about any Dr.Seuss books but it's amazing how they bring back memories. Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2011 by MikelinMaddie
I loved this book, it relates so much to the prejudice crimes of todays society. I bet a million bucks that that is how Seuss got his inspiration to write thsi wonderful childrens... Read morePublished on May 6 2004 by Robert Martinez
This is definitely one of my favorite books! It's a classic, for young and old alike. I've read it countless times, it just keeps getting better. Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2004 by Kristen Kopp
My grandma used to read this book to my sister and I and our cousins all the time. I'm buying it for my kids. Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2004 by A. Leith
I personally feel that lyrical poetry is a wonderful tool to help children learn to read. It helps them to feel the rhythms of the English language, they can anticipate what will... Read morePublished on Dec 10 2003 by T. Hall
Dr. Seuss wrote this wonderfully rich tale of the sneetches with a keen eye for simplifying social injustices. Read morePublished on Aug. 8 2003 by Jared Smith
Now that my years of reading bedtime stories are over, this book stands out as the one my kids and I enjoyed the most. Read morePublished on April 16 2003