Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories: 50th Anniversary Edition

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories: 50th Anniversary Edition

by Dr. Seuss
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Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories: 50th Anniversary Edition by Dr. Seuss

Inside this very special anniversary edition of Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories, you’ll find the complete, original text and illustrations by Dr. Seuss, along with 32 pages of commentary and archival images written and compiled by Charles D. Cohen, the world’s foremost Seuss scholar and collector. Also included for the first time together are two rarely seen Seuss stories: “The Ruckus” about a bird who likes to hear himself talk but has nothing to say, and “The Kindly Snather,” a cautionary tale that points to the perils of greed and sloth. With detailed—even fascinating—footnotes, this is a must-have volume for Seuss fans of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375838507
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/23/2008
Series: Classic Seuss Series
Edition description: Anniversary Edition
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 5 - 9 Years

About the Author

THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL—aka Dr. Seuss—is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss’s long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot’s Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.

Date of Birth:

March 2, 1904

Date of Death:

September 4, 1991

Place of Birth:

Springfield, Massachusetts

Place of Death:

La Jolla, California


B.A., Dartmouth College, 1925; Oxford University (no degree)

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Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yertle the Turtle...what a deliteful and brilliant story! I've been reading this book to my kids and grandkids for years. The simplicity of the story is wonderful, the characters are colorful and the book is just easy and fun to read. Even though the characters are all turtles they each have their very own distinctive and unique personality. The illustration of each character is special. The facial expressions and personalities might remind you of someone you know. The moral of the story is an important lifes lesson for both young and old. I have had this book for a very long time but my 26 year old son recently wanted his own copy. So of course I set out to find it for him. I knew I did not have to look very far because Barnes and Noble never disappoints me. I was able to find the book quickly and ordered it immediately. My son was thrilled to have it! It was like watching him turn 5 years old again! What a brilliant gift! Thank you Dr. Seuss and thank you Barnes and Noble. Lydia Sweet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I remember as a very young child growing up in the mid '50s. I really believe it had a profound effect on my social and moral consciousness. I bought it to read to by children in the mid 80's and they still refer to its lessons from time to time. When I found out I was going to be a grandparent for the first time, it was the first purchase I made as a gift to the next generation of the family. Don't let your children or grandchildren miss out on the opportunity to learn from Yertle, Gertrude, or the the Big Brag! The world would be a better place if we all learned these simple lessons.
Thorne2112 More than 1 year ago
A less famous attempt from Dr. Seuss but a masterpiece nonetheless.
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This is a wonderful series for teaching moments for children and adults. My grand daughter loves Dr. Seuss. This was her first book of this kind.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The fact that he portrays Yertle as Hitler is a perfect way for parents to teach kids about Hitler's terrible ways and show them what never to do. 'Never step on someone on your way up bec you will need them on your way down'. This is so true. Especially in this book.