Dr. Seuss Gets Canceled — Six Books To Be Unpublished, But Here’s What Happened To Book Sales

Some Dr. Seuss books will no longer be sold due to being condemned, “insensitive” and using “racist imagery,” according to Fox News.

“The Cat in The Hat,” “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” and “Green Eggs and Ham,” are currently out of stock on Amazon.

Six books will no longer be published, “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “If I Ran the Zoo,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!,” and “The Cat’s Quizzer.”

“These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong,” Dr. Seuss Enterprises told The Associated Press in a statement.

“Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ catalog represents and supports all communities and families,” it said.

These titles are now being sold for top dollar.

One seller priced “The Cat’s Quizzer” at $900.

Another listing was selling four of the titles for $2,000.

The stepdaughter of Seuss, whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel said, “There wasn’t a racist bone in that man’s body — he was so acutely aware of the world around him and cared so much.”

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From Fox News:

Seuss remains hugely popular, making an estimated $33 million before taxes in 2020, up from just $9.5 million five years ago, the company said. Forbes listed him No. 2 on its highest-paid dead celebrities of 2020, behind only the late pop star Michael Jackson.

Within hours of Tuesday’s announcement, Dr. Seuss books filled more than half of the top 20 slots on Amazon’s bestseller list. “Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran the Zoo” were on the list, along with “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”, “Green Eggs and Ham” and others still being published.