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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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These funny but thought-provoking picture books are ideal for independent readers or reading aloud. Dr. Seuss addresses life’s ups and downs with humorous verse and whimsical illustrations. Dr. Seuss’s beloved story teaches kids to treat the planet with kindness. Just what the doctor ordered for new retirees, old souls, and kids at heart. The perfect celebration of the person you were born to be. A tiny speck of dust contains an entire miniature world--Who-ville. Like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling, the Grinch is a mainstay of the holidays.
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Beginner Books combine a blend of words and pictures that encourage kids to read-all by themselves. This book has everything a beginning reader needs! Unmistakable characters and signature rhymes. The timeless tale from Dr. Seuss about the cat in his hat who visits Sally and her brother. The rollicking rhythm will keep kids entertained on every page. An ideal gift for new parents, birthday celebrations, and happy occasions of all kinds. This boxed set of of five beloved Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss will be cherished by young and old alike.
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A cautionary Cold War tale (first told by Dr. Seuss back in 1984), The Butter Battle Book still has a lot to teach about intolerance and how tit-for-tat violence can quickly get out of hand. Explaining the very serious differences between the Zooks and the Yooks, a Zook grandpa tells his grandchild the unspeakable truth: "It's high time that you knew of the terribly horrible thing that Zooks do. In every Zook house and every Zook town every Zook eats his bread with the butter side down!" He then recalls his days with the Zook-Watching Border Patrol, as he gave any Zook who dared come close "a twitch with my tough-tufted prickley Snick-Berry Switch." But when the Zooks fought back, the switches gave way to Triple-Sling Jiggers, then Jigger-Rock Snatchems--even a Kick-a-Poo Kid that was "loaded with powerful Poo-a-Doo Powder and ants' eggs and bees' legs and dried-fried clam chowder."

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

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"Dr. Seuss chronicles the feud between the Yooks and the Zooks from slingshots through sophisticated weaponry, until each side has the capacity to destroy the world. The language amuses, the drawings are zesty and humorous, and the demand for this book will be large."--School Library Journal.

"Provocative, packs an allegorical punch. The parade of increasingly elaborate (and ridiculous) armaments makes a telling point."--Booklist.

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  • 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
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