There are no Sneetches who are best on the beaches

The Sneetches and Other Stories is one of Dr. Seuss’ most meaningful books, touching upon the themes of tolerance, elitism and discrimination. The first story in the collection describes the Sneetches, a group of yellow creatures who find themselves swindled by a businessman named Sylvester McMonkey McBean. Kyle Keller has brought a classic scene from the story to life in LEGO bricks:

The Sneetches

Some of the Sneetches have green stars on their bellies and discriminate against those who don’t. Realizing this, McBean creates a Star-On Machine and allows star-less Sneetches to buy their own. The star-bellied Sneetches no longer feel special, until McBean presents his Star-Off Machine. But McBean allows recently starred Sneetches through his machine as well until…

“Neither the Plain nor the Star-Bellies knew
Whether this one was that one
Or that one was this one
Or which one was what one
Or what one was who!”

Coincidentally, TBB’s own Iain Heath also just shared his cleverly-built star-bellied sneetch:

Star-bellied Sneetch

I won’t spoil the ending, but needless to say everyone learns a valuable lesson:

“That day, all the Sneetches forgot about stars
And whether they had one, or not, upon thars”