Yertle the Turtle

ObjectiveTo get the reader to start thinking about effective and ineffective styles of managing people.
Description Yertle The Turtle Book

Yertle the Turtle is a book by Dr. Seuss. Wikipedia provides a good plot overview of Yertle the Turtle.


1. Purchase or borrow the book Yertle The Turtle.

2. Read the story to your child.

3. Ask your child the following:

  • Was Yertle a good leader or a bad leader? Why do you feel that way?
  • What makes a good leader?
  • Do you know any good leaders? Why do you think they are good leaders.


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Mark this activity as complete when you have read the book to your children and had a brief discussion of leadership.

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Age Range 4    5    6    7    8    9    10   
Activity Type Book
Tags Team Work  Interpersonal Intelligence  Linguistic Intelligence 
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