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The King's Stilts

The King's Stilts

by Dr. Seuss
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The King's Stilts Theme of Lies and Deceit

Oh, that wily Lord Droon! While posing as the king's trusted advisor, he goes behind his back and steals those beloved red stilts. Why? Because he thinks it's improper for the king to gallivant about on them. Instead of telling the king directly, Lord Droon does some pretty sneaky stuff, and you know what that means. Lord Droon is the villain of The King's Stilts. He's a lying liar, and that makes him the total opposite of King Birtram and Eric, who both live by the rules of honesty and loyalty.

Questions and Answers

Questions the little ones might ask and how you might respond

Q: Why does Lord Droon care so much about the king's stilts? He should get a life!
A: Because Lord Droon is a busybody. Plain and simple. Also, he seems to be confused about what's actually good for the Kingdom, and what he thinks is good.

Q: What's measles, anyway?
A: Not something you ever want to get. Good thing you got that vaccination.

Q: Yuck! Is Nizzard disgusting to eat?
A: You tell me—we're having them for dinner.

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