With all of those Nizzards, Dike Trees, and the encroaching sea, it sometimes seems like the Kingdom of Binn is in the middle of a zoo—or at least some sort of wild animal preserve. It would be easy to say that The King's Stilts is a story about the struggle of man versus nature, but it's not that simple. In fact, this isn't a story about man versus nature (because if it was, we wouldn't need those Patrol Cats)—it's a story about man in harmony with nature. The two can coexist—quite well, in fact.
Q: Is Binn really a place? Can we go there?
A: Not so much. But we can totally go in our imaginations. Let's give it a whirl.
Q: How do the Dike Trees keep the sea out?
A: By employing one of the physical laws of the Seussian universe: The Law of Arboreal Dynamics.
Q: Why don't they just tell the Nizzards to go away?
A: Um, have you tried talking to a bird lately? They're not exactly great listeners. And Nizzards are notoriously smug.