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Released: 1958-04-12

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Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss


Three up to date fables in humorous pictures and verse.

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But extra wisdom forged down from excessive atop Mt. Seuss, this cheerful trio of memories teaches some precious classes in humility–because of a sharp-eyed worm, a bragging undergo and rabbit, a fuzzy-tailed chicken, and a couple hundred turtles led by using their silly King Yertle.

Yertle's story leads off along with his attempt to build a bigger kingdom on the backs of his loyal subjects (literally). King of the whole thing he can see, Yertle orders his turtles to stack up underneath him to construct a towering throne. (“He made every turtle stand on another one's back and he piled them all up in a nine-turtle stack.”) But a simple little turtle named Mack–stuck at the bottom–decides he's had enough. (“I do know up on high you are seeing great sights, however down on the underside we, too, should have rights!”)

Following Yertle's downfall, a whiny lady-fowl named Gertrude McFuzz wishes she had two feathers, identical to Leave out Lolla-Lee-Lou: “One droopy-droop feather. That's all that she had. And, oh! That one feather made Gertrude so unhappy.” However even when Gertrude will get her wish–and then some–she finds that self-importance has its price. Meanwhile, in “The Large Brag,” a proud rabbit and an even-prouder endure duke it out in a struggle of the senses, arguing over who's the best of the beasts, only to get their clever comeuppance from a wild-eyed little worm. (A while four to 8) –Paul Hughes

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Writer: Dr. Seuss Publisher: Random Home Binding: Hardcover Language: English Pages: ninety six

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If I Ran the Zoo (Basic Seuss)


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