If I Ran The Zoo - Dr. Seuss I've heard Dr.Seuss is great children author and because of that I borrowed from library some of his books. And in the last few days I've read them to my cousin who loves Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! so much that we've bought it. I wish I would have read this before reading to Kaito. I would have never chosen this book to read a loud to Asian/White child (I wouldn't choose this book for any child whatever race) . "helpers who all wear their eyes at a slant" it was like glass of cold water thrown in my face. I don't think Kaito understood the racial slur because he is too young or because he hasn't heard it. Anyway the pictures and rhymes like "And eight Persian Princes will carry the basket, But what their names are, I don't know. So don't ask it." I know this was written more than 60 years ago but it doesn't change that it is offensive. Another issue I've with this book is: the protagonist spends time dreaming how he captures strange and rare animals for zoo. (Kaito said he is sorry for deer family but he was amused by hens)