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Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Bartholomew and the Oobleck


by Dr. Seuss

What’s Up With the Title?

We have a hunch—and this might just be us—that Bartholomew and the Oobleck got its name because it's about Bartholomew and the oobleck.

But stay with us, because the title is actually pretty revealing.

If you were to do a very surface level read of this story, it would seem like the real moral of the story relates solely to the King and learning to say, "I'm sorry." But as you can see from our riveting discussion of "Meaning," it's also—and maybe more—about Bartholomew… and the oobleck.

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