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Dr. Seuss and The Very Bad Influence

By posted at 2:00 pm on August 4, 2014 1

Add this to the list of incredible things you didn’t know you needed until now. At Quartz, Jenni Avins reads through a selection of hand-typed book reviews, found in the NYPL’s archives, in which librarians tear apart children’s books they find objectionable. Sample quote, from a review of Green Eggs and Ham: “There must be better ways of teaching a child to read than this.”





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One Response to “Dr. Seuss and The Very Bad Influence”

  1. Joe Schuster
    at 2:07 pm on August 4, 2014

    It’s interesting that the person who wrote the negative review of “Green Eggs and Ham” misspelled “onslaught.”

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