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The Sneetches and Other Stories Illus in full color Four funny easy to read stories all with subtly planted moral lessons Publishers Weekly THE SNEETCHES Now the Star Belly Sneetches Had bellies with stars The Plain Belly Sneetches

  • Title: The Sneetches and Other Stories
  • Author: Dr. Seuss
  • ISBN: 9780007158508
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Paperback
  • Illus in full color Four funny easy to read stories all with subtly planted moral lessons Publishers Weekly THE SNEETCHES 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, bamboozledIllus in full color Four funny easy to read stories all with subtly planted moral lessons Publishers Weekly THE SNEETCHES 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 costlyE ZAXFollowing the Sneetches, a South Going Zax and a North Going Zax seem determined to butt heads on the prairie of PraxO MANY DAVESThen 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 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

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    1. Alejandro on said:

      One of the greatest Dr. Seuss' stories!NEVER AGAIN, REMEMBER THE SNEETCHESNow, the Star-Belly SneetchesHad bellies with stars.The Plain-Belly SneetchesHad none upon thars.It’s not rare that Dr. Seuss came up with this charming tale in 1961, at the beginning of the decade where the civil rights were in a mass turmoil.This story reminded me about the classic TV episode “Let That Be Your Last Battlefield” from Star Trek: The Original Series where the last two individuals from the same planet [...]

    2. Ahmad Sharabiani on said:

      The Sneetches and Other Stories, Dr. Seussتاریخ نخستین خوانش: سی ام آوریل سال 2007 میلادیعنوان: اسنیچ های با ستاره و اسنیچ های بی ستاره و قصه های دیگر؛ نویسنده: زئوس؛ مترجم: رضی هیرمندی؛ تهران، افق، کتابهای فندق؛ 1384؛ در 32 ص؛ شابک: 9643691845؛ موضوع: داستانهای کودکان از نویسندگان امریکایی - قرن 20 ماز بهتر [...]

    3. Kelly (and the Book Boar) on said:

      Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/HAPPY SEUSS DAY!I tried to bake a fabulous cake like this in order to celebrate . . . but ended up with a bit of a wreck . . . We’re all supposed to be reading Oh, The Places You’ll Go! today too, but Anne pretty much wrote the best review ever for that one, so I’m eating a birthday donut in lieu of cake and reviewing my favorite Dr. Seuss book, The Sneetches, instead. In a world where bullying happens nearly upon birth, this is a story that should [...]

    4. Doug on said:

      Why 5 stars? Why rate a children's book? Because there is still prejudice in the world, that's why. If we got the world leaders together, and brainwashed them with this book, war would disappear. Segregation, discrimination, prejudice, sophistry, bias and artificial prominance would go away. In his unique way, Theodore Giesel points out the folly of judging anybody by physical characteristics, or any other inaccurate method.Lessons learned from this book:Whether we have stars or not, no matter t [...]

    5. Barry Cunningham on said:

      The Sneetches and The pale Green pants were favourites of my children and grandson, I have to admit they are favourites of mine too, paticularly the pale green pants, what a message that gets hammered home to children. Absolute classic Seuss!!

    6. Ronyell on said:

      I was reading this book for the Readers Against Prejudice and Racism Club and it was fantastic!Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book BlogI have been reading many of Dr. Seuss’ books ever since I was a child, but out of all the books I have read from him, this book was the most effective book I have ever read! “The Sneetches and Other Stories” is a short collection of stories by Dr. Seuss where each of them detailed how to accept other people for who they are. “The Sneetches and Other Stori [...]

    7. Missy on said:

      This is my favorite book to read to my kids. It has "Sneetches" that teaches that "No kind of Sneetch is the best on the beaches." Then there's "The Zax" that teaches us how unproductive it is to never compromise. "Too Many Daves" - Scott and I talked about this one last night and how it is a fun little story, but doesn't have and underlying message. Then we decided that it does have a message. It's about making all of your kids feel special and letting them be different. Then there is "What Was [...]

    8. Julianna on said:

      Reviewed for THC ReviewsI've been a huge fan of Dr. Seuss since I was a child, but until I read The Lorax for the first time a few years ago, I had never realized that he was an author with the heart of an activist. Much like The Lorax, The Sneetches and Other Stories tackles mature themes in a non-threatening, even humorous, way that kids can understand. All four stories in the book have the underlying message of tolerance, acceptance and compromise with those who are different from us or with [...]

    9. Liza Fireman on said:

      I highly recommend to everybody, to once in a while read a Dr. Seuss book (no matter what your age is). It is just pure genius. All of these ideas, not only funny but touching important topics masked as a kids book. This book has stories about prejudices and races, unnecessary stubbornness, and fear from the foreign. The Sneetches tell us the tale of two different cultures/races. The Plain-Belly Sneetches and the Star-Belly Sneetches. Those two do not mix together, they keep apart (and the Star- [...]

    10. Anne on said:

      Dr. Seuss, you were one crazy man. First, I'm giving this 4 stars, because my youngest son really likes the story about the Sneeches. Second, the story about the empty pair of pants that follows that furry little dude around is just weird.Third, well I guess there is no third.

    11. Jon(athan) Nakapalau on said:

      This book is one of the first books that I understood had a message behind the story. As such it will always hold a special place on my life long bookshelf.

    12. Matthew on said:

      To make it easier I will rate this book based on the individual stories. I found this to be such a different Dr. Seuss book because while you learn a valuable lesson there was still some messed up things that aren't discussed in this book.The Sneetches: 5 starsI really enjoyed this story but the ended was a little bit screwed up in my opinion. I found this story to be remarkable and suggest for every child and adult to read it because Dr. Seuss was smart at addressing discrimination. In this sto [...]

    13. Cindy Benabderrahman on said:

      SUMMARYThis collection of short stories touches on themes like the value of diversity, the get-nowhere-fast of stalemates, the value of individuality, and confronting fears. There are two kinds of Sneetches in The Sneetches: those who have stars on their bellies, and those who do not. When a man comes along with a star-on / star-off machine, the Sneetches get all mixed up and the resolution is that all sneetches are equal. In The Zax, two Zaxes (a north-going one and a south-going one) meet, and [...]

    14. Brad on said:

      The Sneetches is my absolute favourite Seuss story. The rhythm trumps all other Seuss stories, and when I am reading this out loud to my kids I joyfully shift from Star-belly Sneetch voices to Plain-belly Sneetch voices to Sylvester McMonkey McBean's voice without even a hint of having to think about the shift. Seuss's rhythm invites that. I can speed up to warp, I can slow down and leave an octo-pregnant pause, and still the rhythm is flawless. Plus, the story's pretty meaningful too. This is t [...]

    15. Kathy Davie on said:

      This is a collection of four stories about silly superiorities, too stubborn for your own good, being lazy and not thinking ahead, and confronting your fears.The Stories"The Sneetches" are divided. Some have green stars for belly buttons while others do not. Naturally, the Star-Belly Sneetches are far superior to the Plain-Belly Sneetches…until…one day…an enterprising Sneetch comes along and offers to help the Plain-Belly Sneetches by giving them stars on their bellies. Well, this just won [...]

    16. Marah on said:

      "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go!"- Dr.Seussعُدنا للطفولة، و ما أحلاها مِن عودة! إن هذا الكتاب، و رغم قصصه الخيالية البحتة إلا أنه يعكس مجتمعنا و مشاكله بِشكلٍ رائع و مُذهل! أحببتُ الرسومات كذلك، كُنت أتأمل كُل صفحة بتأني، فكتب الصغار دائماً ما تحمل أمورا [...]

    17. Gerry on said:

      Dr Seuss is at his best with these four zany stories, 'The Sneetches', 'The Zax', 'Too Many Daves' and 'What was I Scared of?'To begin with the Sneetches came in two varieties, Star-Bellied Sneetches and Plain-Bellied Sneetches. The former thought themselves better than the latter and they would often brag about what they could do and they felt it beneath them to speak to the Plain-Bellies when out walking. In addition, whenever a game was organised the Plain-Bellies were not allowed to play.The [...]

    18. Swankivy on said:

      Loved this as a kid--another one of Seuss's stories in which the moral is obvious but the storytelling has character and nuance. In "The Sneetches," some Sneetches naturally have stars on their bellies and others are born without them, which causes the star-bellied Sneetches to discriminate against the plain-bellied Sneetches. What's interesting is a scoundrel named Sylvester McMonkey McBean rolls into town and offers plain-bellied Sneetches a chance to get stars put on themselves, which of cour [...]

    19. Emma Hart on said:

      The reason I decided to read this book was because it was written from one of my favourite authors: Dr Seuss. I have always loved reading his books as they are very adventurous, exciting and I like how he always rhymes his sentences together. I don't think Dr Seuss just aims his books at children but I think he aims them for the whole family. The category this book represents from the bingo board is: a book with themes related to those we've studied in class in the 1st half of the year. The them [...]

    20. Tanvir Haque on said:

      This book is appropriate for EYFS and Years 1 & 2; that is to say children aged 3-7. Wow! This is a great book of children’s literature. Having been my first book of Dr. Seuss, I didn’t know quite what to expect. Now I see what all the fuss is about! Simply a great piece of children’s fiction with a nice moral at the ending, The Sneetches is about a race of strange looking, yellow coloured creatures, with big fat bellies that live near water, on beaches. At the beginning of the story, [...]

    21. Hiromi on said:

      This story is about two groups of people-like beings who live on the beach. One group is called the "Star-Belly" Sneetches, and the other the “Plain-Belly” Sneetches. Star-Belly Sneetches think they are the best kind of Sneetch, just because they have stars on their bellies. The Star-Belly Sneetches looked down upon the Plain-Belly Sneetches, and treated them like second-class citizens. The Star-Bellied ones weren’t fair to the Plain-Bellied ones at all. Then one day, an entrepreneur, Sylv [...]

    22. Luann on said:

      I had read "The Sneetches" before, but not the other stories in this book. Clearly the Sneetches are the star here. (Ha! The pun was unintentional, but it did make me laugh when I noticed it.) The Sneetches is one of the Dr. Seuss stories I've used as a readers' theater for my library classes. I really like the lesson it teaches. The other stories are strange, end abruptly, and are not memorable at all - except maybe "What was I scared of?" which I think could have been the inspiration for The L [...]

    23. Tedi Tsopelas on said:

      “The Star-Belly Sneetches had bellies with stars. The Plain-Belly Sneetches had none upon thars.” The book “The Sneetches” by Dr. Seuss is about the social dynamics between the two different kinds. When Sylvester McMonkey McBean rides upon the beaches with The Sneetches, he messes with them to make them pay him money for his service. When the Plain-Belly Sneetches became Star-Belly Sneetches and the Star-Belly sneetches became Plain-Belly Sneetches and back and forth, Sylvester McMonkey [...]

    24. Jenny on said:

      While very short, I really liked The Zax. Do we ever get to set in our ways/ideas/opinions that we refuse to make adjustments? Do we ever refuse to bend out of stubbornness or to "show them what I made of"? It seems like this happens in politics a lot party takes an absolute stand on an issue, the other party takes the opposite standd both refuse to budge or even attempt to make concessions or see eye to eyeereby hindering progress. (I do not wish to turn this into a political discussiond hopefu [...]

    25. Sadia Mansoor on said:

      This book has the following short stories for children:The Sneetches 5/5The Zax 5/5Too Many Daves 5/5What Was I Scared Of? 4/5

    26. Leland T-Money Fortier on said:

      The Sneetches- Contrary to popular belief, this is not a story about people who are over obsessed with superficial looks and material possessions to the point that they ostracize people that do not have the same things, but instead a well thought out business plan for future entrepreneurs. 5*The Zax- pretty sure Dr. Seuss was a time traveler and correctly predicted today's political environment. 4*Too Many Daves- I blame Dr. Seuss for teaching children that its okay to name your child something [...]

    27. Dominick on said:

      Classic Seuss stories I haven't read since I was a kid. I had forgotten all of them except the title one, though they came back to me as I read. The title story especially is a nice little parable about prejudice and about how those who exploit it can profit from it--a message that remains germane today. The others are rather more slight, though the one about the youngster who makes friends with a talking pair of empty pants scores well on the endearingly weird scale.

    28. Bre on said:

      The Sneetches lesson was that no matter how different you are or want to be, we are still Sneetches (humans) and need to work together to get over our differences. The green pants story were my second favorite story in the book. I thought to myself "never be afraid of things you don't understand."

    29. Candice on said:

      GREAT KIDS BOOK !!!THAT TEACHES YOU TO BE YOURSELF AND NOT JUDGE OTHER BECAUSE OF THEIR DIFFERENCE.

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