Big news! LibraryThing is now free to all! Read the blog post and discuss the change on Talk.
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories by Dr.…

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories (1958)

by Dr. Seuss

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
2,637683,747 (4.06)9
Includes three humorous stories in verse: Yertle the Turtle, Gertrude McFuzz, and The Big Brag.
  1. 01
    Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler (Sandydog1)
    Sandydog1: Same theme, although Suess' work is far superior

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 9 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 68 (next | show all)
sassy and fun book great with ryhming and creativity. ( )
  CourtneyRay | Apr 20, 2020 |
A few too many Yertles in the world if you ask me. ( )
  parloteo | Dec 21, 2019 |
I have always liked Dr. Seuss because I love books that rhyme. I like the sarcasm and attitude in the book. It made the book very funny. I also read this one to my little siblings and they enjoyed it at first but got kind of bored of it. I, on the other hand, thought that this book was great. It has multiple Dr. Seuss stories in this one book. I think Dr. Seuss is very different and the rhyming gives kids a new way to speak. ( )
  hdavis1 | Oct 17, 2019 |
Includes three humorous stories in verse: Yertle the Turtle, Gertrude McFuzz, and The Big Brag.
  NMiller22 | Jul 23, 2019 |
Yertle, king of the pond, stands on other turtles in an attempt to reach higher than the moon! But, the bottom turtle burps and he falls into the mud.

I found this book to be quite deep for being a Dr. Seuss book. Yertle is quite tyrannical in my view! He is very greedy and eventually falls from the top when the bottom turtle burps. Maybe children won't understand this--but I like that behind the silly poetry there are deep messages! ( )
  KailiMarion | Dec 9, 2018 |
Showing 1-5 of 68 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
This book is for The Bartletts of Norwich, Vt. and for The Sagmasters of Cincinnati, Ohio
First words
On the far-away Island of Sala-ma-Sond,
Yertle the Turtle was king of the pond.
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


No library descriptions found.

Book description
Contains: Yertle the turtle -- Gertrude McFuzz -- The big brag
Haiku summary

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (4.06)
0.5 1
1 5
1.5 1
2 13
2.5 4
3 69
3.5 12
4 123
4.5 12
5 146

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 146,527,294 books! | Top bar: Always visible