Yoruga la Tortuga y otros cuentos (Spanish)
by Dr Seuss
Spanish translation of Yertle the Turtle by Dr Seuss. This delightful collection includes three stories by Dr. Seuss in Spanish. This cheerful trio of tales teaches some valuable lessons in humility--thanks to a sharp-eyed worm, a bragging bear and rabbit, a fuzzy-tailed bird, and a couple hundred turtles led by their foolish King Yertle.
Yaruga la Tortuga: Yertle's story leads off with his attempt to build a bigger kingdom on the backs of his loyal subjects (literally). King of everything he can see, Yertle orders his turtles to stack up under him to build a towering throne. ("He made each turtle stand on another one's back and he piled them all up in a nine-turtle stack.") But a plain little turtle named Mack--stuck at the bottom--decides he's had enough. Gertrudis Paz (Gertrude McFuzz): Following Yertle's downfall, a whiny girl-bird named Gertrude McFuzz wishes she had two feathers, just like Miss Lolla-Lee-Lou: "One droopy-droop feather. That's all that she had. And, oh! That one feather made Gertrude so sad." But even when Gertrude gets her wish--and then some--she finds that vanity has its price. El Gran Fanfarr on (The Big Brag): Meanwhile, in "The Big Brag," a proud rabbit and an even-prouder bear duke it out in a battle of the senses, arguing over who's the best of the beasts, only to get their clever comeuppance from a wild-eyed little worm.
"The translation to Spanish preserved Dr. Seuss' knack for making fun rhymes and play on words. We laugh and enjoyed this book! "
Ages 4-9; 76 ;Pages; Hardcover