Did you know that Dr. Seuss viewed this book as a political novel. I guess Mr. Mooney represents Richard Nixon. The book was published a few months after the whole Watergate scandal. Here I quote from Wikipedia:
[W]hen Seuss was challenged by political columnist Art Buchwald for never having written a political book, Seuss took a copy of the book and crossed out "Marvin K. Mooney" and wrote in "Richard M. Nixon." Buchwald was so delighted that with Seuss' consent he printed the text as his column for July 30, 1974. Nixon resigned nine days later on August 9th.Anyway, I got an A+ on my book report. I think my teacher gave everyone an A+ if they tried to do anything. I also remember feeling really sad for Marvin K. Mooney because he was asked to leave.