Dr. Seuss and The Very Bad Influence

August 4, 2014 | 1 book mentioned 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.”

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

One comment:

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

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