The beloved children’s books by author Dr. Seuss have been read by many during childhood. But now six of those books won’t be available for your reading pleasure due to them being racially offensive. This is coming from the Dr. Seuss Enterprise that houses the titles of the author. The six titles that are now being ceased in publication are, “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!” “If I Ran the Zoo,” as well as “On Beyond Zebra!” “McElligot’s Pool” and “The Cat Quizzer.”
The Dr. Seuss Enterprise posted in a statement on the website on his birthday, that they’ve decided to cease publication and licensing of those titles. Citing that those books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong. They also believe that ceasing the sales of the books is a small part of their commitment and broader idea to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprise’s catalog ‘represents and supports all communities and families.’
The statement was announced today although their decision to cease publication was made sometime last year. Dr. Seuss’s real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel. He wrote and published over 60 children’s books throughout his career. Many of his works have sold over 222 million copies. Making him probably the best-selling children’s author of all time.