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Hidden Meanings in Children's Books

Read Between the Lines: 10 Classic Kids' Books With Delightfully Subversive Subtext

Saving the subtleties for his lil readers, Seuss sent a copy of Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! ($9) to his buddy at The Washington Post with Marvin K. Mooney crossed out and replaced with Richard M. Nixon. With Seuss's permission, columnist Art Buchwald printed the altered version in a 1974 article, "Richard M. Nixon Will You Please Go Now!" leaving no doubt to the author's opinion of the ousted president.

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