The Sneetches

The Sneetches

And Other Stories

Book - 1961
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Embrace diversity with Dr. Seuss and the Sneetches in this collection of stories about acceptance!

The Sneetches got really quite smart on that day,
The day they decided that Sneetches are Sneetches.
And no kind of Sneetch is the best of the beaches.

The story of the Star-bellied Sneetches and their star-less friends is a perfect guide for kids growing up in today's multicultural world. This classic is joined by equally entertaining tales: "The Zax," a humorous take on the art of compromise; "Too Many Daves," which shows kids that sometimes standing out is better than blending in; and "What Was I Scared Of?," which demonstrates how empathy can transform a stranger into a friend.

In these four energetic stories, Dr. Seuss challenges the idea that we have to look the same or be the same to find common ground. Full of Dr. Seuss's signature rhymes and lively humor, this story collection is a must-have for any reader, young or old.

"Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss." -President Barack Obama

Publisher: New York : Random House, c1961
ISBN: 9780394800899
Characteristics: 65 p. : ill. ; 29 cm


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JCLBeckyC Feb 28, 2017

Sneetches is an excellent allegory for all ages. Younger kids will like the silly rhymes, and older kids will appreciate the humanistic message of harmony despite our differences. Read-alike: The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf.

Nov 29, 2016

"The Sneetches". "The Zax". "Too Many Daves". "What Was I Scared Of?" Four stories. But my favourite by far is "The Sneetches". A lovely light tale about what is now often called "othering", and the insanity of trying to be something you're not. Should be required reading for, you know, EVERYBODY. Wonderful book. Fun for all the family.

Apr 01, 2015

The Sneetches was returned yesterday, March 31st. lfp

KRockstar10 Oct 21, 2013

Hard to go wrong with Dr. Seuss. The pants story was my favorite.

Jan 09, 2013

Really cute! :) I love Dr. Seuss


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