The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. SeussIllus. in full color. Four funny easy-to-read stories all with subtly planted moral lessons.--Publishers Weekly.
Now, the Star-Belly Sneetches / Had bellies with stars. / The Plain-Belly Sneetches / Had none upon thars. This collection of four of Dr. Seusss 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.
TOO MANY DAVES
Then theres the tongue-twisting story of Mrs. McCave--you know, the one who had 23 sons and named them all Dave. (She realizes that shed be far less confused had she given them different names, like Marvin OGravel Balloon Face or Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate.)
WHAT WAS I SCARED OF?
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
The Sneetches and Other Stories
In The Sneetches , by Dr. Seuss, some Sneetches had green stars on their bellies while others did not. They were really so small. The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss is excellent for discussing issues of prejudice and discrimination with children. When the Star-Bellied Sneetches and the Plain-Bellied Sneetches treat one another disrespectfully because of simple stars on their bellies, one is forced to question the absurdity of such prejudice. Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy that attempts to discern the nature of the world.
The Sneetches are a race of odd yellow bird-like creatures who live on a beach. Star-bellied Sneetches are part of the "in crowd", while plain-bellied Sneetches who, in the Chuck Jones cartoon, have stars on their butts instead are shunned and consequently mopey. Later they become friends with the help of Sylvester McMonkey McBean and his "fix it up chappie" that could remove or add a star to the stomach of a sneetch. But after all their money is spent, and they were all left in confusion to who sneetch was who, Sylvester laughs as he packs up his inventions and leaves the land of the Sneetches, the Sneetches realized they've all been tricked by that monkey, Then later they realized and discovered that a star bellied sneetch wasn't any better than any other non-star bellied sneetch. So of all the Sneetches bond together in a whole society where a non-star bellied sneetch has the same rights to activities and the community as any other sneetch and the stars won't matter to any of them. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki.
Seuss , published in Seuss books on the list. The first story in the collection tells of a group of yellow bird-like creatures called the Sneetches, some of whom have a green star on their bellies. At the beginning of the story, Sneetches with stars discriminate against and shun those without. The treatment is instantly popular, but this upsets the original star-bellied Sneetches, as they are in danger of losing their special status. McBean then tells them about his Star-Off machine, costing ten dollars, and the Sneetches who originally had stars happily pay the money to have them removed in order to remain special. However, McBean does not share the prejudices of the Sneetches and allows the recently starred Sneetches through this machine as well.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…., Summary The Sneetches is about two types of creatures, separated by having or not having stars on their bellies. The Star-Belly Sneetches think they are the best, and look down upon Sneetches without stars.