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Excellent book. It is very deep and kids can ...
Reviewed in India on 24 October 2015
Excellent book. It is very deep and kids can understand some aspects of it. I generally like Dr Seuss for his rhyming words and imaginary characters. This book is different and its message is extremely relevant in our world. It shows how a simple ambitious boy finds a pristine place and starts a business using the resources there. By apathy, callousness and pure corporate greed he completely destroys the place and the company itself has to leave the place and move on. It leaves with the message that unless someone like you wakes up and does something about it nothing will change. This simple message is put very effectively and with style and technique which very few authors have accomplished in their entire lives. This is one of the gloomy dark stories of Dr Seuss. For tongue twisters my 3.5 year old son loves ``Fox in Socks", for simple stories he likes ``Horton Hatches an egg". He even loves A.B C by Seuss.
Several of Dr Suess stories are based on his social and political views. I feel this is probably his best executed literary work.
If you are planning to give it as a birthday gift to other kids, you should consider their age and background.