Yertle the Turtle

By: Dr. Seuss
Narrated by: John Lithgow
Length: 7 mins
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A modern fable in humorous verse.
©1950, 1951, 1958, 1977, 1979, 1986 Dr. Seuss Enterprises (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
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One of the greatest pleasures in the Audible files

Dr. Seuss and John Lithgow! Geniuses galore. I read these books to my sons and we loved them. John Lithgow gives such a thrilling performance that I can't imagine a finer one. And, although I know that this is completely off the wall, it struck me around two minutes in that the story predicts the current political nightmare. I know, I know, it was written long ago, and recorded in 2006. Nonetheless, Yertle is a preposterous figure. Exactly like someone we know.
If you don't love this, then I just don't know what.

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Yertle

We loved the Yertle the Turtle audio book. We also thought the narrator was excellent too.

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very good story and a very good overall moral!

wonderful and very teachable scenario indeed!delightful addition to my 7 yr old daughter's all-time favorite stuffed animal(snuggle buddy) that she absoladores so so much!!

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Love it!

It is funny, it is a good book. My favorite part is when Mac burps.
-my 6 year old son

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great story

very entertaining story!! enjoyed the meaning behind the story. the story has funny life lessons for adults and children to enjoy.

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Fantastic delivery by Lithgow

John Lithgow's narration is so fun to listen to; my 5- and 3-yr-olds ask to hear this Dr. Suess one over and over...they repeat some of his more dramatic lines. One of the best children's stories we've gotten from Audible.

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Buyer, Beware! No "Other Stories" Included

Although my 3 1/2-year-old grandson loves this story and will doubtless listen countless more times, we were both disappointed that only the title story is included in this recording. Why not just have the narrator go ahead and read the other stories in the book also, since it would only have taken a few additional minutes of studio time? The absence of Gertrude McFuzz (Dr. Seuss's thinly veiled critique of plastic surgery and a relatively unknown treasure among the author's oeuvre) is an especially grievous disappointment.

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Ordered for Grandson 3 and 1/2 years old

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My grandson (age 3 1/2) loves to listen to my Kindle. He loves Yertle and other Dr. Seuss stories and will listen over and over again.

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Love it!

Great message about everyone's value. My children ask to listen to it often. One of my favorites as well.