Blurb: Dr. Seuss’s classic cautionary tale, introduces readers to the important lesson of respecting differences. The Yooks and Zooks share a love of buttered bread, but animosity brews between the two groups because they prefer to enjoy the tasty treat differently. The timeless and topical rhyming text is an ideal way to teach young children about the issues of tolerance and respect. Whether in the home or in the classroom, The Butter Battle Book is a must-have for readers of all ages.
When I was a young girl, my father used to read Dr. Seuss books to me before bed. He would do accents and speak in a comforting rhythm that never failed to lull me to sleep. It’s one of my earliest memories of reading. And one of my fondest.
I knew once I found out I was going to be a mother that I would get to pass on that love of Dr. Seuss to my daughter. I’m confident it will turn into a tradition because my daughter loves to read Dr. Seuss to me; I can only imagine when she has a family of her own to read too. It kinda makes you feel small when you think about it that way. Something that you did will continue to live on after you expire.
This book should be mandatory reading IMO because it touches upon a subject that is very difficult for some people to deal with; the judgment of others. Many types of judgment can be seen in our soci0-economic structure; in our past as well as our present. Just because some people don’t talk the same way, look the same way, act the same way, or do the same things that you do; like say, eating bread and butter a certain way, doesn’t mean you are better than them. Or that they should be treated differently for it.
This book explains to children a complex concept in a simple way that can be easily understood. Dr. Seuss was a brilliant writer/poet and his books will continue to remain in mainstream literature because of his catchy rhymes and awkward illustrations that show kids a more adult view of the world. A view that they can identify with and understand.
It’s my favorite Dr. Seuss book of all time. And that’s saying a lot since he had so many great books. Highly recommended to people of all ages. You are never too old for Dr. Seuss!