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And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street

By Robyn Raymer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Colorful flight of fancy has problematic stereotypes.

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Seuss' illustrations here are as colorful, energetic, and fanciful as his writing. In one illustration, a blue elephant pulls a sled so fast that it and its passengers sail through the air. But the illustrations in And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street that rely on ethnic stereotypes are problematic.

As with many of Dr. Seuss' other zany stories, this one rests on a foundation of indignation -- in this case, against sober-minded grown-ups who frown on kids' delightful imaginations. But Marco fans may feel sad when the boy is too intimidated by his austere dad to tell his Mulberry Street tale.

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