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Theodore Seuss Geisel better known to generations of readers all over the world as Dr Seuss is the American author of many popular childrens books Dr Seuss deft combination of easy words swift rhymes and batty nonsense Horn 69 has convinced many children that reading does not have to be a boring chore but instead can be fun and entertaining Amidst these wacky drawings of zany characters spouting off crazy rhetoric there is much hidden symbolism Many of Dr Seuss works contain political social and moral messages Political messages in Dr Seuss works include war economic and environmental themes Two of Dr Seuss later works The Butter Battle Book and The Lorax take strong stands on the dangers of indifference to world affairs Horn 70 In The Butter Battle Book Seuss takes nuclear war as his theme Two groups of animals live on either side of a stone wall One side eats their bread butter side up while the other side eats their bread butter side down Because of each groups odd ways neither side trusts the other Each side sets up a border patrol with mild protection Over the course of the book the weapons get more complicated and powerful until each side invents the bitsy big-boy boomeroo a very powerful bomb Each side is ready to destroy the other when the books ends These groups could represent the nuclear opponents of the time mainly the United States and Russia In this book Dr Seuss turns didactic and calls up many moral arguments adults make against nuclear proliferation Lystad 1 This book ends without resolution of the issues Lystad 2 and leaves it up to the reader to decide his or her own beliefs on nuclear war Political issues arise again in Green Eggs and Ham In this book Sam-I-Ams persistence convinces a friend to try an unusual - but tasty - dish Horn 67 This confrontation between Sam-I-Am and his friend is
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