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“Story about prejudice and acceptance. One story about the pants in the forest I remember loving also. Good book for children.”see full review » see other reviews »
“A book about not discriminating against those who look differently”Caitlin wrote this review Wednesday, April 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The main story in this book is "The Sneetches." In this story sneetches with stars on their bellies shun sneetches without stars. Then Sylvester McMonkey McBean comes along with a machine that can give stars to sneetches. He charges them each three dollars to get a star. The original star bellied sneetches are furious, so McBean offers them a machine to take stars off for ten dollars. The cycle continues until the sneetches are broke and McBean is rich. As McBean leaves the sneetches can't remember who was what kind of sneetch so they forget their differences.
This book is awesome. I like how Dr. Seuss could be subtly making a point about how stupid racism is, but he does it in a funny way. The ridiculous rhymes in the book are hilarious and the illustrations are great. I will definitely read this book to my kids.”
“I like to read this book at the beginning of the school year to talk about how we are all different but have things in common too. I love how this book portrays differences in each Sneetch but also shows how they each contribute to society.”Jenny Van wrote this review Thursday, February 7, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Ridiculously Simplified Synopsis: Don't judge others based on appearance.
Summary: K-5. Sneetches with stars on their bellies think they are better than those without, and refuse to associate with them. The the Sneetches without figure out how to aquire them, and the Sneetches with want theirs removed. Class warfare ensues and bigotry is abolished.
Themes and Symbolism: equality, racism, bigotry
Authors and Contributors: Dr. Seuss
Curricular Connections: racism, civil rights, equality”
“hv ”Alejandro R. Corona wrote this review Thursday, November 8, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Dr. Seuss uses his classic rhyming skills and storytelling ability to tell of the divide between star-bellied sneetches and sneetches with no stars. In the story a star machine comes to the beaches which enables all sneetches to have stars. In the end no one can tell which sneetch is a star-bellied sneetch or not which leads to acceptance of one another. This is a great story to teach students to accept one another, no matter our differences. It can also be used in a Dr. Seuss unit.”Celeste wrote this review Thursday, October 18, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“they have stars on there sumek”Jourdyn R. wrote this review Thursday, September 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”willie~ a wrecking ball wrote this review Thursday, July 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a way to demonstrate a form of discrimination to young children. There are star bellied Sneetches who have declared themselves superior to any others. The regular Sneetches go into a star on machine so they are all the same. This causes the original star bellied to have theirs removed and this continues until they are out of money. They all end up coming together in the end. One of my favorites. Early Elementaty.”Mandy Loeb wrote this review Saturday, June 23, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is about the sneetches. There are the sneetches who have stars on their bellies and those who do not have stars. The sneetches with the stars think they are better then those without the stars. One day a man comes to town with a machine that can add stars to the bellies of the sneetches who do not have any but then the sneetches who already had stars wanted them removed so the man changed the machine and removed the stars. In the end the sneetches realize that everyone is the same no matter how they look. This book is good to read to first graders and is appropriate for second and third graders to read individually.”Emily wrote this review Sunday, April 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No