Book Review: Dr. Seuss’ Sneetches and Other Stories

Posted May 5, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

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Book Review: Dr. Seuss’ Sneetches and Other Stories

Sneetches and Other Stories


Dr. Seuss

that was published by HarperCollins on May 1, 2003 and has 65 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Horton Hatches the Egg & Horton Hears a Who!, Green Eggs and Ham, The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories, The Lorax, Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!, Daisy-Head Mayzie, Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose, The King's Stilts, Scrambled Eggs Super!, Bartholomew and the Oobleck, Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories, You're Only Old Once!, My Many Colored Days, McElligot's Pool, If I Ran the Circus, Sleep Book, I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories, I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

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’t do. How are the Star-Belly Sneetches supposed to tell who is who?

The Zax” is a meeting of two immovable idiots around whom freeways and roads are built because each refuses to step aside and allow the other to move forward. The South-going Zax refuses to budge to the east or the west while the North-going Zax never takes a step to the side.

This, of course, explains why our roads are so silly and twisty.

Too Many Daves” is a rather stupid story of a mother who birthed 23 babies and named them all Dave. She eventually figured out that it would have been easier if she had named them each individually.

What was I Scared of?” is a cute story of being afraid of someone you don’t know. Everywhere he went he kept encountering a pair of trousers with no one inside them. And everywhere he went, he kept running away until finally he stopped and discovered the trousers were afraid of him as well. Is this what they mean by a meeting of the minds?