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The Sneetches and Other Stories | Dr. Seuss
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Dr. Seuss creates another timeless picture-book classic with The Sneetches and Other Stories. Are you a Star-Belly Sneetch or a Plain-Belly Sneetch? This delightful book contains four tales with deliciously subtle takes on how silly it is to be, well, silly. "The Sneetches," "The Zax," "Too Many Daves," and "What Was I Scared Of?" make this energetic compilation a must-have for every library. Full of Dr. Seuss's signature rhymes and unmistakable characters, it's perfect for new and lifelong Seuss fans. From the Hardcover edition.
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Love the rhythms in verse and the sheer imagination.

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My 6 year old is better than I am at reading Dr. Seuss aloud. 😆 He‘s loving all the activities at school this week in honor of Dr. Seuss‘s birthday, he came home and gathered our books. 📚🥳 #raisingreaders

wordzie 😎 9mo
Crazeedi That's awesome! And happy birthday to your young reader! 9mo
Mtroiano ❤️ 9mo
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britt_brooke @Crazeedi Thanks! And, oops, I realized I needed to reword it. I meant Dr. Seuss‘s birthday. 😄 9mo
LeahBergen This is such a great photo ❤️ 9mo
Crazeedi @britt_brooke oops! Anyway great to see a young reader! 9mo
saresmoore Love! 9mo
britt_brooke @Crazeedi 🤗💚 9mo
kspenmoll ❤️❤️ 9mo
ephemeralwaltz Reading him out loud is the best kind of fun! 9mo
britt_brooke @ephemeralwaltz Fun and tongue-twisty! 9mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Cute! Hope you're loving Litsy so far 📖💖 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww!! Welcome to Litsy!! 9mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy. 🌷🌷 9mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!!♥️❤️💜💙 9mo
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I get sentimental thinking about reading Dr Seuss books to my little nieces and nephews on Sunday afternoons about 56 years ago. Their favorite was "Too Many Daves"
#sentimentalsunday #literarylove @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 10mo
Llanphear I just read if I ran the circus to my kids. Dr Seuss is one of my favorite read alouds! 10mo
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙❤️💙 10mo
Eggs @Llanphear Me too-rhythm and rhyme ❣️❣️ 10mo
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I told my teenager we were watching Christmas movies today, not streaming tv shows. (She wants to watch Lucifer. Poor kid. She‘ll have to wait a whole day to ignore me and binge!)

Then we started watching something and she remembered (!) and requested to watch Dr Seuss, the one with the marshmallows! My parenting shows: Raised on classics. Doesn‘t know what a ‘Christmas‘ movie means. Plus I could identify, with just the marshmallow clue!

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I couldn‘t decide - so here are two!
1. The Sneetches, because of its “we are all the same, no matter what we look like” message
2. The Lorax, because of the environmental message
Both are so important in today‘s world.
Thanks for hosting this, @ErinSueG and @WhiskeyMistress ! It was fun!

Readingismyescape I agree completely. These are both essential books. I loved reading them to my kids. 1y
suzie.reads We use the Lorax as part of our English topic in school the children love it and it shows them about the environmental issues 1y
JaclynW Very important and wonderful books. Two of my favorites from Dr. Seuss. 1y
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This Dr.Seuss classic has been a favorite of mine (the ride at Islands of Adventure is awesome too!). It discusses topics of social status, profiting off of insecurities, and acceptance without the reader even realizing it. As a RA, teachers can discuss these important topics, but the book would also make a great S (hint hint), AS, RT, or IR. #UCFLAE3414SP18

erin.yarbrough The F book has several read alouds, but this one is my favorite! https://youtu.be/gV-BXH1Mdng A read aloud is a UDL tool that helps level reading for ELLs and ESE students and also helps build fluency (5.3). It also provides visualization for words that ELLs may have trouble understanding on their own (3.3). All these benefits of read alouds also correspond with adding visuals for support and allowing the student to work at their own pace. 2y
Jeffersleighann I always really loved how Dr. Suess incorporated hidden meanings in his books. For a lesson in high school we went through Dr. Suess books and tried to related them to an event we were learning about and what his stance was on it. 2y
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This was one of the few books by #DrSeuss that was still available when I checked this morning. There were so many that I have never even heard of. I definitely plan on checking some more out when they are less busy. 😃

#magicalmarch @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve never heard of this one!! 2y
moarbookspleaze My favorite Dr. Suess book! 2y
vkois88 I'll have to look for this one! 2y
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This was the book I chose the first time I did story time in my days as a bookseller. I was so nervous but there is nothing like reading #drseuss aloud to children. #magicalmarch

vkois88 Reading to kids is the best! ❤ it was my favorite part of working in a daycare. The kids all knew I loved reading to them, so they'd all come gather around me and bring me books. Even during playtime!! I miss that 😭 2y
JillR I think Dr Seuss books are the best to read aloud, good choice! Green Eggs and Ham is my all time favourite :) 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwwww so sweet 💙💙💙💙 2y
vkois88 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 2y
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Nowhere on this Wikipedia page does anyone explain who the hell said it was okay to have two sons and name them both Jean-Marie like that‘s a perfectly normal decision to make.

Have the French no honor or decency?

(Extra credit if you get the book reference.)

Bibliogeekery Too Many Daves! 2y
Yossarian @Bibliogeekery Winner winner pill-berry vine dinner! 2y
Bibliogeekery 🎉🎉🎉 2y
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We (I) decorated the tree tonight as well. These are just a few of the literary ornaments. Most of the lit ones are Winnie-the-Pooh. I had a bit of an obsession for a while. I‘ve got classic Pooh and modern Pooh.

erinreads I‘ve got a Winnie the Pooh ornament from when I was two, but besides that I have no literary ornaments. I should probably work on that! 2y
ErinC I have tons of Pooh ornaments from my childhood. Piglet was my fav, so I have several of him. 2y
Centique Oh! It‘s Max and a Wild Thing! My favourites 😃😍 2y
Meeko93 I love that sneetches one! So cool! 2y
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Perfect for today's #Diversity prompt is one of my all time favorite children's stories, Dr. Seuss' The Sneetches. A story that is not only fun to read, but also teaches a very important lesson on acceptance of everyone around you, no matter their differences. 💛

Sace I love the sneetches. I remember it used to be an animated special that aired on TV when I was younger. Dr Seuss is awesome. 2y
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I'm going to visit these guys this weekend and I can't wait to read with them!!!

Cinfhen ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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"When the Star-Belly Sneetches had frankfurter roasts or picnics or parties or marshmallow toasts, they never invited the Plain-Belly Sneetcches. They left them out cold, in the dark of the beaches. They kept them away. Never let them come near. And that's how they treated them year after year." http://www.tolerance.org/lesson/anti-racism-activity-sneetches #UCFLAE3414sp17

sarahs Love the stuffed animal that would be awesome to incorporate the story telling a we did in class with props! 3y
DrSpalding The tolerance site is a valuable site to use as a resource. I love that you have the Kohl's book and plush! 3y
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This F book is an entertaining read, and had Ashton and I laughing throughout at the short story of the green pants. The sneetches story has a ride that goes through how the sneetches learn to get along and realize that it is ok to be different. The activity for this book is related to racism and acceptance found here: http://www.tolerance.org/lesson/anti-racism-activity-sneetches #UCFLAE3414SP17

DrSpalding Excellent site! Love the pics! 💜📚 3y
NicoleMaltby Aww so cute! I need to pick this book up, I've NEVER read it! 3y
KaylaC I have never read that particular Dr. Seuss book, but it looks so good! I definitely love the stuffed animal that you have to go along with the book, that will help get the little students in your future classroom to want to read that book! 3y
AmandaN Ahhhh I got the sneetch also! I can't wait to give it to my daughter and read her the book. Thank you for sharing 3y
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I found this sneetch at Kohl's and there was no doubt in my mind I had to get him! A childhood memory that will never fade. He even has a star upon thar!! ❤😄

GypsyKat 😍 3y
Lmstraubie I have gotten so many book characters there. They are such a bargain at $5.00! 3y
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This is a stupid question from an sneetch without a star. How do I find instructions for #marchintoreading and Litsy challenges? ETA gratuitous cat pic.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I tagged you in some of the challenges! 3y
Sace You're awesome! Thanks! 3y
Cinfhen @RealLifeReading does a photo prompt challenge each month, check out her posts and @BookishMarginalia does the #litsyatoz challenge 3y
zsuzsanna_reads Gratuitous cat pics should be tagged with #CatsOfLitsy 😉 3y
Sace @zsuzsanna_reads Thanks for the heads up! I've got three house cats and 3 strays that I feed. I have plenty of cats! ☺️ 3y
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All my Seuss books are in a box somewhere. But here is a Star Bellied Sneetch and of course, The Cat In The Hat. With my Christmas stuff, I have The Grinch and Max. Somewhere we have a couple sets of Thing One and Thing Two. I'd say we're big on Seuss here! #HappyBirthdayDrSeuss #MarchMadness

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The Sneetches and Other Stories written by Dr. Seuss had a great storyline! There are Sneetches that have stars on their bellies and Sneetches that do not have stars on their bellies. One day they started giving and taking the stars away until everyone couldn't remember who started out with exactly what. It showed in the end that no one should be looked down upon no matter what your are like on the outside. http://m.seussville.com #UCFLAE3414sp17

DrSpalding An excellent message for children in this book! 3y
Slacorbiniere I love the message for children that this books gives. I think that this would be a good read aloud for the first day of class. 3y
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The Sneetches is how I first began to understand the concept of racism and discrimination.✊ #inspiredbymartinlutherkingjr #inspiredbymlk #readjanuary

LindsayReads Ooh! Great pick! 3y
Daisydo I think Sean and I will read this today. :) 3y
feminismandyoga We read that one a lot in our house too. Its one of my hubby's faves and quickly becoming one of my sons. The hubby also uses it as a tool to breakdown some of the boundaries in when we first takes over a youth group. 3y
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This is a little outside the box for today's #ReadJanuary theme of #inspiredbyMLK.

I remember doing an assembly in second grade. We talked about diversity and how MLK fought for civil rights. We then performed The Sneetches, which at its heart, is about discrimination and segregation.

It's a scary time to be an American citizen, and I hope we can honor MLK's memory by remembering his words, and choosing nonviolent means to express fear and rage.

LaurenReads I love using this with my kinders too! 3y
katedensen @LaurenReads It's such a perfect extended metaphor for equal rights. 3y
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Can we all stop for a minute and admire the engineering and construction expertise necessary to build the "Zax Bypass" while the Zaxes were still standing there?

Sarahr875 And the stamina of the Zax. I'd get hungry and tired. 4y
thatkruegergirl I think the big questions here is "Are they still there?" I mean, do the Zax age? 4y
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It's like Dr. Seuss used modern political elections as inspiration for The Zax!