Fables about in groups, the vagaries of fashion, stalemates, dealing with difference and the consequences of carelessness when naming one’s children: The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss

Among sneetches, the presence of absence of a belly star is an important marker of status, of the haves and the have-nots…

The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss is one of my favourite Dr. Seuss books. The eponymous story deals with status symbols and in groups. Other stories deal with disagreements and how we think about and treat people who are different to us. My father can still quote most of this book from memory because of all of the times he read it to us while we were children which is evidence that it gets the tick of approval from both adults and kids!!!

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