McElligot's Pool

McElligot's Pool

Book - 1974
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Imagination runs wild in this Caldecott Honor-winning tale featuring Dr. Seuss's inimitable voice and hysterical illustrations. The first Seuss title to feature full-color art on every other page, this adventurous picture book tells of Marco-who first imagined an extraordinary parade in And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street -as he daydreams of all the possibilities that await him while he fishes in McElligot's Pool. Optimistic and exciting, this tale is the perfect bait, and readers young and old will be hooked on this fish-tastic favorite.
Publisher: New York Random 1974
ISBN: 9780394800837
0394800834
Characteristics: unp. illus. 28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Seuss 1904-1997.

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judyree
Mar 29, 2021

This is the first of the Dr. Seuss’ books that I plan to read. They have been labeled as “racist.” This book was written in 1947. I was ten years old, an avid reader, but don’t recall this book. My point is that for a book to be published for 73 years proves, to me, that it has been of value to millions of children. It is a great book to spur the imagination—something that I think many of today’s children don’t use. The word “Eskimo” is used on one page. That seems to be the only thing that earns this book the racist charge. My keyword search for Eskimo on the library’s catalog yielded 137 items. If this criteria is used for removing books, there will need to be a good many more lost. The Cancel Culture has become ridiculous. One day I hope we will look back on these days and shake our heads at how stupid it was.

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reillylives
Mar 27, 2021

Another excellent tale to show kids the vital importance of imagination. Rescue a copy off the pyre the ignorant Brown Shirts set up for burning. There is NOTHING offensive is this charming tale. We must not allow the clueless fascists to decide what can be read and by whom.

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bell5133
Mar 17, 2021

I didn’t see any racism in this book.

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TheEqualizer
Mar 13, 2021

I am shocked and appalled that our tax dollars are being used to support neo-conservatism and alt-right white nationalism! Shame on the library, shame, shame!

It is high time that Robin DiAngelo implement diversity training at the library so its employees can understand and atone for the destructive impact the existence of this book has had on our communities!

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RedGyl
Mar 10, 2021

The purpose of libraries is to provide the people an opportunity to educate themselves. I want to read this book myself and come to my own conclusions about it. Shame on you, San Diego Public Library, for going against your express reason to exist!

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franzkafka
Mar 05, 2021

I do not like the sjw virtue signaling cancel culture here. I do not like it there. I do not like it anywhere.

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readlibrary
Mar 05, 2021

Great book, geography lesson, linguistic patterning and FUN read. Used it for outreach every March.

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XUXI
Mar 03, 2021

This is being pulled for racist issues. I don't see why. I'm borrowing it and I will update this once I get it.

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BookEMonster
Aug 01, 2018

Really loved this Seuss story! Great for fishers and for anyone that likes to imagine unseen worlds!

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BookEMonster
Jul 12, 2018

What a great book! Another Seuss classic!!!!

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bell5133
Mar 17, 2021

bell5133 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and under

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