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Yertle the Turtle by Dr Seuss

 The blurb says:

In this hilarious book, three modern fables explore the pitfalls of growing too big for your boots!  Written in rollicking rhyme by the celebrated author of The Cat in the Hat and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, these delightful stories are ideal for reading aloud to young children or for budding readers to enjoy on their own.


Rosie says:

A bit about the author

Dr Seuss was a writer of tongue twisters, poems and stories. Many of his stories have recently been made into films and continue to entertain both children and adults all over the world.


What is Yertle the Turtle all about?

Yertle the Turtle is written in rhyme and tells the story of a power hungry king who is never satisfied and doesn’t care who suffers as long as he gets what he wants. One of his subjects however decides to take matters into his own hands when Yertle’s plans go too far.


What was my favourite bit of the story?

My human’s parents like to read it out loud and do Yertle’s voice. My human does the voice of Mack and it’s really funny when she lets out a big “BURP!” at the end. This is definitely a book that is best read out loud.


Was there anything I didn’t like about it?

The “BURP!” made me jump the first time!


Who would I recommend this book to?

Boys and girls will love this book



Other books I have read by this author:

  • Fox in Sox
  • The Cat in the Hat
  • The Sneetches (from The Sneetches and Other Stories)
  • What was I Scared of? (from The Sneetches and Other Stories)
  • The Zax (from The Sneetches and Other Stories)
  • Too Many Daves (from The Sneetches and Other Stories)
  • Gertrude McFuzz (from Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories)
  • The Big Brag (from Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories)


A note from my human’s grown ups:

A moral tale in wonderful rhyme, you’ll want to read it time after time.

Suitable for all ages.


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  1. Katherine says: February 21, 2012

    Who cannot just love a book with a title that makes you laugh! Yertle the Turtle is amazing! Thanks for your review!

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