Dr Seuss Book Banned Yertle
Published: April 27, 2012
Dr Seuss Book Banned Yertle, Weâ€™ve all heard of books being banned before, and as ridiculous as we may sometimes find the titles on those lists, none may be more ridiculous than this one. A school in Canada has chosen to ban Dr. Seussâ€™ Yertle the Turtle for being subversive to children. I do not like this one bit, in fact, it has me in a snit. (Donâ€™t worry, that was my one and only attempt at rhyming in this article.)
The book, Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories, by Theodor Seuss Geisel was published in 1958. Yertle is one out of three stories in the book and deals with the king of the pond who stacks himself on top of other turtles in order to reach the moon and yells at them when they complain. So what is it about this tale exactly that has one school worried?
According to the Globe and Mail, because a quote from said book is being seen as a political statement. And one teacher from a Prince Rupert elementary school has been told she should not display it in her classroom. So itâ€™s not that theyâ€™re banning the book itself but as they are banning the quote, the book naturally follows. â€œI know up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here on the bottom, we too should have rights,” is what is causing all the trouble.
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