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The Butter Battle Book: (New York Times Notable Book of the Year) (Classic Seuss) Hardcover – January 12, 1984
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With lots of fun and more-than-fair digs at the runaway spending and one-upmanship of U.S.-Soviet days, The Butter Battle Book makes a chuckle-filled read whether you're old enough to get the historical references or not. (And with all the Bitsy Big-Boy Boomeroos still in service, this book's message is far from obsolete.) (Ages 4 to 8) --Paul Hughes
"Provocative, packs an allegorical punch. The parade of increasingly elaborate (and ridiculous) armaments makes a telling point."--Booklist.
- Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers; Later Printing edition (January 12, 1984)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 56 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0394865804
- ISBN-13 : 978-0881034219
- Reading age : 5 - 9 years
- Lexile measure : AD800L
- Grade level : Kindergarten - 4
- Item Weight : 12.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 8.31 x 0.38 x 11.31 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #8,447 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The drawings are topnotch and the whimsical names for things are classic Dr. Seuss. But that isn't why it is my favorite book. The Butter Battle Book manages to distill the ridiculousness of the Cold War and mutually assured destruction into terms a child could understand. Perhaps if more adults read this book back in the day it wouldn't have taken until the 90's for the Cold War to end.
The entire premise of the story involves building new inventive concoctions to deter the opposing group. As all of this is going on within each side, the Yooks and the Zooks simply cannot see an end to the conflict. Instead, they continue to build and build bigger walls and massive machinery with the attempt that one will give up. However, neither side gives in. And as one reads the story, one of the resolutions that neither side even attempted, a peaceful means of negotiation through communication and speaking with each side rather than producing more unnecessary inventions that simply have not worked. So where does the story end? Where it began.
The Butter Battle Book is one of Dr. Seuss's classic stories that falls within the same vein as other controversial storylines that speaks to the masses and offers a lesson, The Lorax. This story also leaves much room for further discussion almost twenty years after it was written as well as within the present day.
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Absolutely fantastic book, great quality, and would recommend to any Seuss fan.
Natürlich auch pädagogisch sehr wertvoll und einfach darstellend, wie Aggressionen sich hochschaukeln, wenn nicht einer vertraut und die Kette durchbricht. Ob es eine deutsche Übersetzungsversion gibt, fand ich bisher nicht heraus, es scheint aber dass das Buch ausgerechnet in Deutschland nicht erfolgreich war. Man kann den Text intuitiv durchaus auch teils verstehen oder lustig finden, wenn man kein Englisch kann, denn die Bilder dazu sagen fast alles. Klar gibt's inzwischen das Ding auch als Youtube Video, aber das Original in Händen ist halt doch auch was Schönes. Vor allem antiquarisch wie hier bestellt, mit schneller super Lieferung und den (natürlich erwarteten) Eselsohren. Alle bestens - danke !
I myself would have set a treaty limit at
"the Eight-Nozzled, Elephant-Toted Boom-Blitz.
It shoots high-explosive sour cherry stone pits"