In this hilarious book, featuring three timeless fables, Dr. Seuss explores the pitfalls of growing too big for your boots! With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranking among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with nearly half a million books sold worldwide. This delightful book forms part of the third stage in HarperCollins' major Dr. Seuss rebrand programme. With the relaunch of six more titles in January 2004, such all-time favourites as The Lorax, The Foot Book and Yertle the Turtle boast bright new covers that incorporate much needed guidance on reading levels: Blue Back Books are for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books are for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books are for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. Yertle the Turtle and other stories belongs to the Yellow Back Book range.
About The Author
Theodor Seuss Giesel -- better known to millions of his fans as Dr. Seuss -- was born the son of a park superintendant in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1904. After studying at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and later at Oxford University in England, he became a magazine humourist and cartoonist, and an advertising man. He soon turned his many talents to writing children's books, and his first book -- And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street -- was published in 1937. His greatest claim to fame was the one and only The Cat in the Hat, published in 1957, the first of a hugely successful range of early learning books.
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Comments about Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories:
This book is a favourite of my 6 year old Grandson. When it arrived in the post from Booktopia, he took it straight to school and was so proud when his teacher read it to the whole class. He is delighted not only by the story, but also by the details in the accompanying pictures. Adults too, can enjoy the triumph of the little guy over arrogance and pomposity.
"[Dr. Seuss] has...instilled a lifelong love of books, learning and reading [in children]" - The Telegraph "Dr. Seuss ignites a child's imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses" - The Express "The magic of Dr. Seuss, with his hilarious rhymes, belongs on the family bookshelf" - Sunday Times Magazine "The author... has filled many a childhood with unforgettable characters, stunning illustrations, and of course, glorious rhyme" - The Guardian "Dr. Seuss ignites a child's imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses." - The Express
Series: Yellow Back Books
For Ages: 0 - 8 years old
Number Of Pages: 88
Published: May 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 16.3 x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Type: New edition