The King's Stilts
A seventy-five-year-old King gets new vintage cover art for his anniversary!
Celebrate the 75th birthday of Dr. Seuss's classic treatise on the importance of a balanced life with our Anniversary Edition featuring cover art from the books original publication! A Seussian spin on a conventional fairy tale,The King's Stilts is as topical today as when it was first published in 1939. It's the story of a devoted king who works hard and plays hard—and whose entire kingdom is threatened when his beloved stilts are stolen and he is too distraught to do his job. Written in prose instead of rhyme (unlike Seuss's later works), The King's Stilts nevertheless addresses subjects that we know Dr. Seuss was passionate about throughout his life: duty (as inHorton Hears a Who and Horton Hatches the Egg); the abuse of power (as inThe 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins and Yertle the Turtle); deceit (as inThe Bippolo Seed and How the Grinch Stole Christmas)--and even cats (as inThe Cat in the Hat and I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today)! A perfect way to introduce new readers to an old classic, or to reward existing fans with a collectible new edition. Follow the Good Doctor's advice: After a hard day of work, have fun with a great book like The King's Stilts!
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TopazUser Review - Sue E. - Overstock.com
This is a wonderful childrens book that teaches the balance between work and play. It stresses the importance of working hard doing a good job and your duty but then also making time to relax and have fun. Life is about balance. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sweetiegherkin - LibraryThing
Every day King Birtram works really hard, after which he really plays by going about town on his pair of red stilts. Lord Droon thinks it's unbecoming for a king to have fun, so he plots to steal the ... Read full review