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What We're Reading: The Butter Battle Book

Book ReviewsMegan PeronaComment

The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss

Chrissy here!  This is my favorite Dr. Suess book! I think it has a great message.  It starts with a small Yook being taken to a wall by his grandfather who has some terrible news re: their neighbors on the other side of the wall the Zooks:


“It’s high time that you knew of the terribly horrible thing that Zooks do.

In every Zook house and in every Zook town

every Zook eats his bread

with the butter side down!”


The grandfather proudly explains that the Yooks spread their bread with the butter side UP. “That’s the right honest way!.. You can’t trust a Zook who spreads bread underneath!”   That is just the beginning.   This book has an antiwar message with a surprising ending!  Ages 5+

Have a buttery day!

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