Yertle the Turtle: And Other Stories

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Random House, 1958 - Juvenile Fiction - 90 pages
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Illustrated in color. Three modern fables in humorous pictures and verse: "Yertle the Turtle," "Gertrude McFuzz," and "The Big Brag."

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Dr. Seuss is always a good read! These three stories have wonderful rhyming (as most Dr. S stories do) and great lessons to be learned, as well. Good stories to read aloud and then talk about! Read full review

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Yertle The Turtle tries to get all the turtles in the pond of Sala-ma-Sond to make a throne for him, a bear and a hare argue who can hear or smell farther, but they can discover that an inchworm can see almost five thousand miles, Gertrude McFuzz swallows pills to get more tails than Lolla-Lee-Loo, and a lot of great things in the last story! 

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Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising. His advertising cartoons, featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!, appeared in several leading American magazines. Dr. Seuss's first children's book, And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, hit the market in 1937, and the world of children's literature was changed forever! In 1957, Seuss's The Cat in the Hat became the prototype for one of Random House's best- selling series, Beginner Books. This popular series combined engaging stories with outrageous illustrations and playful sounds to teach basic reading skills. Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped kids learn to read.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and three Academy Awards, Seuss was the author and illustrator of 44 children's books, some of which have been made into audiocassettes, animated television specials, and videos for children of all ages. Even after his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss continues to be the best-selling author of children's books in the world.

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