Yet another Salvation Army find. This book looked intriguing when seeing it on the shelf. Like something I would read. But I was super pumped to see it was actually a diary. Not only cause its ill looking but because I've been looking for a blank paged black journal.
When flipping through the pages I found some pressed leaves. You just don't get pretty, dried plants in new books.
This story is about the 'Yooks' and the 'Zooks' who live on opposite sides of a wall. At the time this was written, the wall was a metaphor-it separated the Americans from the Soviets who were on the verge of waging nuclear war. Today the story holds a different meaning as there are many physical walls being built around the world as a way to 'deal' with conflicts between other groups. Through his illustrations and words, Dr.Seuss expresses very clearly that building walls will never be the solution...it will only perpetuate and create more conflict and violence.
Dr.Seuss was a genius. A man ahead of his time.
Seal rings were the old school way of signing your name. The crest or symbol design on it repped your family name and status. Wax was melted to seal envelopes. Too bad people don't write on paper anymore, let alone send actual letters or documents in envelopes that would NEED sealing. Maybe owning a radical seal ring would change all that!?