The Sneetches is about two types of creatures, separated by having or not having stars on their bellies. The Star-Belly Sneetches think they are the best, and look down upon Sneetches without stars. The Plain-Belly Sneetches remain depressed and oppressed, prohibited from associating with their star-bellied counterparts, until Sylvester McMonkey McBean comes along with his Star-on and Star-off machines. Eventually an epiphany strikes them all at once: that it really doesn’t matter whether a Sneetch has a star belly or not - they are all really the same, and can coexist and be friends with one another.
This classroom readers theater adaptation of a Dr. Seuss classic teaches children a valuable lesson through not-so-subtle metaphor as only Dr. Seuss can. It provides the message that race and ethnicity need not be dividing lines in our society, and that we can coexist peacefully, regardless of our external differences. Perfect for celebrating Black History Month or can accompany any Martin Luther King Jr. curriculum.
This adaptation is perfect for a class of 22 (with the ability to delegate more parts) and is designed with the novice actor in mind. The script format is easy for young children to follow, and also includes simple stage instructions for inexperienced teachers. Run time is about 25 minutes.