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YERTLE THE TURTLE AND OTHER STORIES

YERTLE THE TURTLE AND OTHER STORIES

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YERTLE THE TURTLE AND OTHER STORIES

by Seuss, Dr

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About This Item

New York: Random House, 1958. First edition. Very good plus in like dust jacket.. First edition, first printing of this beloved anti-fascist Seuss title. Dr. Seuss, who drew numerous anti-fascist and anti-Nazi political cartoons during WWII, took a less direct approach with YERTLE THE TURTLE. "I couldn't draw Hitler as a turtle, so I drew him as [...] King of the pond," he recalled in an interview with THE WASHINGTON POST 1994. 11'' x 8''. Original color pictorial boards. Original unclipped (295/295) color pictorial dust jacket. Color pictorial endpapers of turtles in a pond. Illustrated in color. [44] leaves. Ownership inscription to front pastedown, dated February 24, 1961. Jacket with light edgewear and rubbing, small area of shallow creasing to lower edges. Binding with a bit of bumping to corners and spine ends, mild shelfwear; some toning to glue on turn-ins. Leaves bright and clean.

Synopsis

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories is a picture book collection by Theodor Geisel, published under his more commonly-known pseudonym of Dr. Seuss. It was first released by Random House Books on April 12, 1958, and is written in Seuss's trademark style, using a type of meter called anapestic tetrameter.

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On Apr 19 2023, a reader said:
Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories is a delightful old favorite about an ambitious, self centered, fascistic turtle which was first published on my brother's 3rd birthday in the year that I became 2 years old. This imaginative illustrated collection of 3 stories starts with the famous story of Yertle the Turtle, who was 'king of all he could see', and logically concluded that, if he could see more, he could rule more. Illustrated by by Theodor Geisel, or 'Dr Seuss' in his black outline cartoon style, with selective highlights of color which imbues believable human emotion in his cast of characters. Children love the rhythmic rhymes read allowed to them with expressive vocal tones. With repeated readings, some kids memorize and recite portions of the story long before they can read it themselves. Acording th this websites synopsis of Yertle the Turtle and other stories, Seuss used "a type of meter called anapestic tetrameter." All I know is his use of it is well loved and wonderful to children of all ages!

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
45133
Title
YERTLE THE TURTLE AND OTHER STORIES
Author
Seuss, Dr
Book Condition
Used - Very good plus in like dust jacket.
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First edition
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1958
Keywords
20th century,Post-WWII,1950s,US American,Picture Book

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