May 27, 2021Bududo rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
*** Warning Note: One page contains a pretty awful caricature of 2 African natives ***
As a free public service to spare the unsuspecting reader from being traumatized, I have read this book with a critical and sensitive eye as this is…Read moreRead more of this comment
May 01, 2021taylortribe7 rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
I have an appreciation for Dr.Seuss and grateful to still be able to check out books that in our understanding culturally speaking are deemed inappropriate. It has created a good opportunity to speak to my children about why it is…Read moreRead more of this comment
Apr 29, 2021reillylives rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Another excellent tale for kids. Sad it will be included in the book burning if the woke morons have their way.
Folks are doubt "offended" by some of the characters in the book. Of course the "offended" are too ignorant to read the…Read moreRead more of this comment
Mar 23, 2021mswrite rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Okay, here goes.
I saw the pages--that I noticed there are only two--in which the characters could conceivably be denounced as "racist." And my reaction was.... so what?
I was about 14 pages in and wondering what all the fuss was about…Read moreRead more of this comment
Mar 18, 2021bell5133 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
There is only one page which has content which could be argued as racist:
“I’ll hunt in the mountains of Zomba-ma-Tant with helpers who all wear their eyes at a slant.”
The page shows people drawn with slanted eyes. But these people are…Read moreRead more of this comment
The purpose of libraries is to provide books so the populace could educate itself. Libraries, by necessity, must also include offensive content. I want to read this book myself and draw my own conclusions about it, which is my right. Shame…Read moreRead more of this comment
Mar 08, 2021jrrrrrrrrr rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent book for a lot of kids and adults! Some of you folks are so riddled with White Guilt you're on the HUNT for anything that could be even remotely construed as "racist". You then point it out as quickly as possible like some over…Read moreRead more of this comment
Aug 18, 2018humbleworm rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Whenever I see something that I would have done differently or wonder how something was done, I am reminded of the opening lines to this story. It is very unfortunate that an Asian reference, which I'm sure in 1950 was only meant to…Read moreRead more of this comment
Feb 13, 2014HaydenCW rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
I'm sorry to see this book is available at the VPL. I recently purchased it at a gift shop at the Living Desert Zoo in Palm Springs, CA when we were there on holidays as a way for my son and I to recall our visit there. I didn't have time…Read moreRead more of this comment