If Dr. Seuss Books Were Titled According to Their Subtexts

Buzzfeed has a great compilation of what Dr. Seuss books would be titled if they were titled according to their subtexts. Brilliant.

Any alternative titles?


  • vasaroti

    I hope no Tea-Partiers see this, the books would be immediately purged…and then what would they have lefty to read in Texas?

    • TrickQuestion

      They could still color with the crayons they haven’t eaten or put up their noses…

  • drax

    I had always heard that “Horton Hears a Who” had an anti-abortion subtext.

    • Tami

      “I’ll just have to save them, because after all, a person’s a person, no matter how small.”

    • Wyatt

      Unlikely as he threatened to sue an anti-abortion group for using that line.

      • http://mqc-comic.blogspot.com Brigid

        Because they used the line illegally. And I thought it was his wife who did the threatening.

    • Lexi

      Ummm no they did not.

      Anti-choicers illegally used the line, and still do, despite him and his wife being pro choice.

      In fact other than writing children’s books they fit the anti-choice fairy tale of a pro choice couple. Like me they didn’t even like children or have any of their own.

      But they had a cutesy line in one book that could be taken completely out of context, so he was held up as their leader and hero.
      And then sued by his widow for the mutilation of his work.

  • Revyloution

    I’ve looked all over the intertubes, and I can’t find it. There was a fantastic remake of the cover of One fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. It had the normal title, then a subtitle under it ‘A Study in Bioinformational Cladistics’

  • http://progressplanet.com/ Nancy Hunter

    This is brilliant!

  • David

    If I ran the circus – Occupational, health and safety and a fair working environment