Nine of Amazon’s top 10 best-selling books are Dr. Seuss children’s books after the late author’s publisher announced that it would be retiring six of its titles.
Several of Dr. Seuss’s classic children’s books are among Amazon’s bestsellers list after its publisher announced that it will no longer publish six of its titles because they “portray people in hurtful and wrong ways.”
The cat in the Hat is currently number 1 on the Amazon Bestsellers list, followed by Oh the places you’ll go. Also on the list is Dr. Seuss Beginner’s Book Collection, what includes The cat in the Hat, One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish, Green eggs with ham, Hop on pop Y Fox in socks. In total, nine of Amazon’s top 10 sellers and 29 of the top 50 are Seuss books.
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Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced that it will no longer publish or license Seuss’s first children’s title, And to think that I saw it on Mulberry Streetand five others: If I ran the zoo, McElligot Pool, Beyond Zebra!, Scrambled Eggs Super! Y The Cat Quizzer. Several books in the Seuss catalog have been criticized for containing offensive and racist content.
Theodor Seuss Geisel, who died in 1991, wrote and illustrated 65 children’s books under the pseudonym Dr. Seuss and the alternate pseudonym Theo LeSeig (“Geisel” spelled backwards). Several of Seuss’s books have been adapted into television specials and shows, and animated and live-action films, such as How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Lorax Y Horton listens to who.
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