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Marvin K. Mooney...Will You Please Go Now?

"The time has come The time is now Marvin K. Mooney, will you please go now!" Published in 1972, the narrator of this story wants Marvin K. Mooney out, although we never find out why. Columnist Art Buchwald once chided Dr. Seuss for never writing a political book. During the Watergate scandal, Dr. Seuss sent Buchwald a copy of Marvin K. Mooney—with Marvin's name scratched out. In its place Seuss had written in President Richard Nixon's.

Tie-in Activity: Try this Seuss-inspired alphabet game: The first player names a method of travel that starts with the letter A, such as "airplane." The next player might say "bus" or "boat" or "bubble bike!" Continue through the alphabet—remembering that made-up methods of transportation are in perfect Seuss tradition.