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This description may be from another edition of this product. Dr. Seuss presents three modern fables in the rhyming favorite Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories. The collection features tales about greed ("Yertle the Turtle"), vanity ("Gertrude McFuzz"), and...

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rhymes in espanol too

This a nice Dr. Seuss story written in spanish. The authors make a good attempt at capturing the rhymes and sounds of Dr. Seuss in english. My 2 year old loves the story and the sounds. My wife and I like the spanish translation.

To the store, the book's no bore, Dr. Seuss scores once more

Three great Dr. Seuss Stories in one book.Yertle The Turtle presents what Dr. Seuss does so well -- Reaching kids with good morality tales that are fun and easy to commit to memory. The three lessons (Don't be greedy, be happy with how you look, and don't try to one-up each other)are well presented in a format that's fun and leads easily to discussion.The art is fun, as always, and the poems clever. Dr. Seuss scored with this one, also.

Loved from day one

This was the book that helped me learn how to read before entering school. My mother can attest to the fact that it was my favorite throughout my childhood. Now, as an adult in graduate school, I still reflect upon the lessons taught by good ol' Dr. Suess. Thank you.

Pride Goeth Before the Fall

Researchers constantly find that reading to children is valuable in avariety of ways, not least of which are instilling a love of reading and improved reading skills. With better parent-child bonding from reading, your child will also be more emotionally secure and able to relate better to others. Intellectual performance will expand as well. Spending time together watching television fails as a substitute. To help other parents apply this advice, as a parent of four I consulted an expert, our youngest child, and asked her to share with me her favorite books that were read to her as a young child. Yertle the Turtle was one of her picks.This book has three stories in it, each with the same theme: Making Yourself More Self-Important Is the Wrong Direction! Those who are familiar with Dr. Seuss's works during World War II as a political cartoonist will recognize the Yertle the Turtle theme as part of his satire of fascist dictators.... Your child will meet a lot of bossy people in her or his life, and this book can help prepare the way for understanding that one must assert one's rights or be trampled on. The child who is a natural leader can also learn the lesson of not abusing others. This story is a fundamental one for a democracy and should be read by every child. You will want to discuss applications of the lesson, as well, with your child. The drawings are very funny and will keep your child laughing throughout. Gertrude McFuss is about the dangers of envy. She was a girl-bird with the smallest plain tail ever. She had just one droopy-drop feather. Her friend, Lolla-Lee-Lou, had two feathers . . . both of which were larger. Gertrude decided she must has two also....Your child will undoubtedly develop some envy of another child at this age. This story can help you point out the dangers of envy, and the very real drawbacks of getting what you want in many cases. So if your child decides this story is funny (and he or she will), you can then switch over to examples relating to clothing, toys and so forth in the child's own life. The Big Brag is about a rabbit who competes with a bear to see which animal is the best.... This story is obviously focused on the importance of letting your deeds speak for you. Children like to get into squabbles like this about their potential and ability, and your reading of this story can help avoid that. These timeless lessons should be irresistible for your child!

This is my favorite doctor seuss book.

If you are wondering whether or not to buy this book, buy it. I have had it read to me a bazillion times and still find it captivating. Everyone knows Dr. Seuss is the king of his art, but this is his masterpiece. I am thirteen and still love the book.

Yertle the Turtle (Classic Seuss) Mentions in Our Blog

Yertle the Turtle (Classic Seuss) in The Greatest Baby Gift – Books!
The Greatest Baby Gift – Books!
Published by Nicole Cox • January 30, 2018

Creating memories that last long after the baby has grown

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