The Butter Battle Book: (new York Times Notable Book Of The Year)

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The Butter Battle Book: (new York Times Notable Book Of The Year)

by Seuss

Random House Children's Books | January 12, 1984 | Hardcover

The Butter Battle Book: (new York Times Notable Book Of The Year) is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
The Butter Battle Book, Dr. Seuss''s classic cautionary tale, introduces readers to the important lesson of respecting differences. The Yooks and Zooks share a love of buttered bread, but animosity brews between the two groups because they prefer to enjoy the tasty treat differently. The timeless and topical rhyming text is an ideal way to teach young children about the issues of tolerance and respect. Whether in the home or in the classroom, The Butter Battle Book is a must-have for readers of all ages.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 56 pages, 11.3 × 8.32 × 0.42 in

Published: January 12, 1984

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0394865804

ISBN - 13: 9780394865805

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Mom's Review: Absolutely brilliant book about diversity, acceptance and the stupidity of war that is just as relevant today as when it was written in 1984 (although obviously written years earlier). Done with Seuss' usual delightful artwork and wonderful rhyme, it is one of those stories that will stand the tests of time. This is one of my favorite books of all time ever since it was introduced to me by my professor for the Children's Literature course I took in college. I am still amazed that this book has been challenged or banned from various libraries since it was originally published. I think they miss the whole point of what Seuss was trying to get across -- but than again anyone who bans book aren't exactly working with a full deck. (Jake: Doesn't that mean you are prejudiced against book burners Mom: Smart alec!) Mom's Rating: 10/10 Jake's Review: Jake: So mom these people are fighting over the way they butter their bread, isn't that kind of stupid. Mom: You remember how we talked about Russia and the Cold War Jake: Ohhh, I get it he's talking about the Russians and the Americans and he is teaching me a moral lesson that fighting over being different is kinda dumb -- mom Seuss is kinda like you eh? Mom: Dude that is the nicest thing you have ever said - come give me a hug Jake: Dad, mom's getting all girly again - make her stop Mom: Now I am going to teach you another term - misogynistic pig Jake: The book is pretty good with fun pictures and I like the way he rhymes everything. I can see why mom likes it, Dr Seuss is one cool dude. It is kinda depressing and I didn't like that at the end you don't know find out if they did blow each other up. Jake's Rating: 9/10
Date published: 2011-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Teaching Kids Early It's never too young to learn good manners. Correct? And with this book its never too young to learn about racism and war. Sounds heavy for the young minds but this book is funny, easy to read (if your tongue is well oiled!) and lighthearted fun. It can, though, spawn further discussion on tolerance, and arms race. "Here's the end of that terrible town...who eat bread with the butter side down.!"
Date published: 2000-11-23

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The Butter Battle Book: (new York Times Notable Book Of The Year)

by Seuss

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 56 pages, 11.3 × 8.32 × 0.42 in

Published: January 12, 1984

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0394865804

ISBN - 13: 9780394865805

From the Publisher

The Butter Battle Book, Dr. Seuss''s classic cautionary tale, introduces readers to the important lesson of respecting differences. The Yooks and Zooks share a love of buttered bread, but animosity brews between the two groups because they prefer to enjoy the tasty treat differently. The timeless and topical rhyming text is an ideal way to teach young children about the issues of tolerance and respect. Whether in the home or in the classroom, The Butter Battle Book is a must-have for readers of all ages.

About the Author

THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL—aka Dr. Seuss—is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss’s long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot’s Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.

From Our Editors

"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. Full-color illustrations

Editorial Reviews

"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.  

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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