Everybody knows who Dr. Seuss is. It’s the most basic children’s book, you can think of. Using simple words encourages children to read, accompanied illustrations and choice of colors keeps children’s interest, and the fact that it rhymes gives it an added bonus.
Although buried deep among these simple stories, lies a hidden and unexpected tale brought about his early experiences. Examples include: (source)
The Lorax is widely recognized as Dr. Seuss’ take on environmentalism and how humans are destroying nature.
Yertle the Turtle = Hitler? Yep.
The Butter Battle Book was pulled from the shelves of libraries for a while because of the reference to the Cold War and the arms race.
Moving on, just recently they announced a new book release by Dr. Seus! Which is crazy news, because HOW?! His last published book was around 1990, called Oh The Places You’ll Go! Not sure if someone’s just hiding Dr. Seus from us, but pretty sure it’s close to impossible to publish a book, when you’re practically dead.