The Butter Battle Book

The Butter Battle Book

Book - 1984
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The Yooks and the Zooks fight over which side of the bread to spread with butter.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c1984.
ISBN: 9780394865805
0394865804
Branch Call Number: J SERIES SEUSS
JP Seuss cp 33164004212275 jf 20.00 jp 265628 cpy 1 aurora
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill.

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mammothhawk229e
Aug 18, 2017

Probably one of the rare times author went political & dark on the follies of war.
Great metaphor on the cold war & the two superpowers.
Cliffhanger ending appropriate.
Slight problem on lack of diplomacy.
Hubris by population until the end was just right.

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marymeellis
Sep 20, 2015

One of my childhood favourites! The silliness escalates in classic Dr. Seuss rhyme, weapons get more and more ridiculous and wondrous. I stared at these pages for hours. And it has a dark but useful message in the end; respect your neighbours, even if they are different, and don't be afraid to be the one to walk away sometimes.

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PearlyBaker
Jul 22, 2015

Well that escalated quickly. I had no idea Dr. Seuss was so dark and creepy. This apocalyptic nightmare scared me. I think I'll read the Stand for the third time just to wash the bad taste out of my soul.

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princess555
May 01, 2011

A good story for little kids.

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pmiele
Nov 19, 2010

The ending was really unusual, but for kids the usual Dr. Suess rhyming and word play is fun.

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aikenwolves
Mar 03, 2010

DO NOT GET THIS FOR YOUR KIDS. Despite the fact that Dr. Seuss wrote it, it is NOT a kid's book. It is a thinly veiled diatribe against arms proliferation. While I agree with his point of view, it's not what I had in mind when I decided to get more Dr. Seuss to read to my 3 year old. I thought I'd find something similar to the all-play-ball-on-wall part of Hop in Pop. Ended up with guns, soldiers, and wars, etc. which I did not feel like trying to explain to him. The ending, with the 2 sides sending their populations into underground bunkers while suicide-soldiers were poised to bomb each other, was just appalling. Of course, it's my fault for not reviewing a summary before getting it, but I didn't want another parent to make that mistake, hence this comment.

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