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Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories (edition 1958)

by Dr. Seuss

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Title:Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories
Authors:Dr. Seuss
Info:Random House (1958), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 96 pages
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Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss

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This is a easy reader, written by Dr. Seuss to help students learn to read. ( )
  Olivia.Morris | Nov 9, 2016 |
Yertle the Turtle is an interesting story about a King of the pond in the far-away Island of Sala-ma-pond. The King Yertle the turtle was very selfish and wanted to rule not just the pond, but the entire kingdom. To do this, Yertle the King decided to make all of his other friends climb on top of each other so that he could sit way high up in the air. Even though the turtles were in pain, especially the bottom turtle named Mack, the King didn't care. Finally, after begging for the King to let all the turtles free, Mack burped really loud which sent the King flying, making him now the King of the Mud. After doing some research on this book, I learned that Dr. Seuss intended on the King to be a figure of Adolf Hitler. If I were a teacher, this may be an interesting book to read if I wanted to introduce Adolf Hitler. ( )
  asialandry | Oct 23, 2016 |
Yertle the Turtle is a wonderful way to introduce children to the dangers of certain types of governments. Although they do not need to know that the story points to Hitler's reign in Germany, they can be taught that it is a mistake to allow any one person (or turtle!) to have total power. Additionally, children love the rhythm and rhymes of Dr. Seuss books.
  erindunton | Oct 9, 2016 |
The collection features tales about greed (“Yertle the Turtle”), vanity (“Gertrude McFuzz”), and pride (“The Big Brag”).
  wichitafriendsschool | Aug 10, 2016 |
This is a great book to teach morals and how to be kind ( )
  robe0605 | Aug 2, 2016 |
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This book is for The Bartletts of Norwich, Vt. and for The Sagmasters of Cincinnati, Ohio
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On the far-away Island of Sala-ma-Sond,
Yertle the Turtle was king of the pond.
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Contains: Yertle the turtle -- Gertrude McFuzz -- The big brag
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Yet more wisdom cast down from high atop Mt. Seuss, this cheerful trio of tales teaches some valuable lessons in humility--thanks to a sharp-eyed worm, a bragging bear and rabbit, a fuzzy-tailed bird, and a couple hundred turtles led by their foolish King Yertle.

Yertle's story leads off with his attempt to build a bigger kingdom on the backs of his loyal subjects (literally). King of everything he can see, Yertle orders his turtles to stack up under him to build a towering throne. ("He made each turtle stand on another one's back and he piled them all up in a nine-turtle stack.") But a plain little turtle named Mack--stuck at the bottom--decides he's had enough. ("I know up on top you are seeing great sights, but down on the bottom we, too, should have rights!")

Following Yertle's downfall, a whiny girl-bird named Gertrude McFuzz wishes she had two feathers, just like Miss Lolla-Lee-Lou: "One droopy-droop feather. That's all that she had. And, oh! That one feather made Gertrude so sad." But even when Gertrude gets her wish--and then some--she finds that vanity has its price. Meanwhile, in "The Big Brag," a proud rabbit and an even-prouder bear duke it out in a battle of the senses, arguing over who's the best of the beasts, only to get their clever comeuppance from a wild-eyed little worm. (Ages 4 to 8) --Paul Hughes

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Includes three humorous stories in verse; Yertle the Turtle, Gertrude McFuzz, and The Big Brag.

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