Up next in Cancel Culture is six books by Dr. Seuss.
Okay fine, they were not cancelled, however, they were shelved in a company decision ahead of cancel culture coming after them.
On Dr. Seuss’ birthday, the company announced that six books will no longer be published because they portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong. This of course is when you compare today’s standards by books that were written 1934 to 1976.
The books include:
- And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1934)
- If I Ran the Zoo (1950)
- McElligot’s Pool (1947)
- On Beyond Zebra! (1955)
- Scrambled Eggs Super! (1953)
- The Cat’s Quizzer (1976)
The following statement was posted on their website:
Today, on Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, Dr. Seuss Enterprises celebrates reading and also our mission of supporting all children and families with messages of hope, inspiration, inclusion, and friendship.
We are committed to action. To that end, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, working with a panel of experts, including educators, reviewed our catalog of titles and made the decision last year to cease publication and licensing of the following titles: And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, If I Ran the Zoo, McElligot’s Pool, On Beyond Zebra!, Scrambled Eggs Super!, and The Cat’s Quizzer. These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong.
Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’s catalog represents and supports all communities and families.
In apparently what has become a movement for Read Across America Day which Dr. Seuss has helped children read for decades, there has become some obnoxious debate over schools distancing the auto from the day in favor of diverse characters and writers—okay fine, their choice. But this is being overblown.
What Districts should be doing is using Dr. Seuss as a teaching moment, much like older books, old television shows and movies. If we continue to erase history, we are bound to repeat it as we forget the lessons of the past.
We can’t erase racism out of this country which is what many are simply trying to do even going back to our founding fathers such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. To even Abraham Lincoln at the Civil War.
Instead, we have to acknowledge it, address it and move forward. If we have nothing to learn from, history will repeat itself as some ugly point in time.
Book Prices Skyrocket
Oh, and if you want to purchase any of these new books, good luck. The prices just went up.
- A 1955 edition of “On Beyond Zebra!” fetched a leading bid of $670.
- 1976 edition of the “The Cat’s Quizzer” hit $510. It was listed for just $9.99 on Monday.
- 1960’s copy of “Scrambled Eggs Super!” hit $565. It was listed for $8 on Saturday.
- A copy of “If I Ran the Zoo” hit $355. It previously had been listed for $10
- A 1947 copy of “McElligot’s Pool” hit $620. Last week it was less than $5.
- A 1937 copy of “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” hit $305