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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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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 |
I read this book to my little brother and to my children so many times that I have it memorized. It is my all-time favorite Dr. Seuss book. And bravo for the subtle themes of democracy and autonomy! ( )
  AngelaGustafson | Jan 25, 2016 |
Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss is a classic story about a greedy turtle who rules the pond of Sala-ma-Sond. One day, Yertle decided that his land was too small and he wanted to see more. So, he made his throne taller by building his throne. Yertle commanded all the turtles in the pond to stack on top of each other. He wanted more turtles, until one day, Mack the turtle burped. The burp sent Yertle crashing down, making Yertle the King of the Mud and no longer the King od Sala-ma-Sond.
  dbenw001 | Nov 25, 2015 |
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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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