Dr Seuss books pulled from NZ shelves

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A total of six Dr Seuss books will be pulled from stores due to “racist imagery”.

The announcement came on the same day as the author, Theodor Seuss Giesel, would have celebrated his birthday.

The six books include; 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. 

The stories have been pulled from print because of the racist way characters of Asian and African ethnicity are depicted.

Most of the books banned are lesser known Dr Seuss books.

Pleasingly, Dr Seuss has a collection of more than 40 other books – so there are still plenty of the author’s other well-known titles available.

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