Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories

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Random House, 1958 - Juvenile Fiction - 86 pages
Includes three humorous stories in verse; Yertle the Turtle, the story about King Yertle who wanted to rule over all he could see; Gertrude McFuzz, the bird who wanted to grow a better tail; and The Big Brag, where a rabbit and bear compete over which of them could do things better.

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This is a re-reader... funny, rhyming tales with really great moral lessons. It might be meant as much or more for the parent who is reading as for the child who is listening! Read full review

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I know there is this whole historical connection, but as a child I learned the wonderful lesson of not putting myself above others, not bullying and working together. Who in their right mind would want to be Yertle? Read full review

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THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL—aka Dr. Seuss—is one of the most beloved children's book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You'll Go!, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss's long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot's Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.


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