The King's Stilts

The King's Stilts

eBook - 1967
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One of Dr. Seuss's earliest works, The King's Stilts shows how important it is to both work hard and play hard. In the Kingdom of Binn, King Birtram works very hard, up at five every morning to ensure the kingdom is running smoothly. But at five o'clock in the afternoon, the workday ends and it's time to play . . . and in the case of King Birtram, that means racing around town on a pair of red stilts! But sour old Lord Droon doesn't think that this kind of fun is befitting Binn's king, and he steals the beloved stilts. Missing the stilts, King Birtram cannot have fun. In his sadness, the king doesn't notice that Binn is in danger: the Dike Trees that hold back the sea are being destroyed by the evil Nizzards. Can young Eric the page boy outsmart the dreary Droon and save the day?
Publisher: New York : Random House Books for Young Readers, [1967]
ISBN: 9780385379472
0385379471
Characteristics: 1 online resource : illustrations

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dylankemp
Sep 06, 2016

A lovely book, about how all of us need joy.

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mmcbeth29
Sep 18, 2014

"And when they played they really played. And when they worked they really worked." This book was a timeless message about needing playtime in your day in order to feel strong and healthy when it is time to work.

This book was longer than I expected it to be. It was long enough to split into very short chapters so it is not a very fast read for little children. It is also written at the 4th grade reading level. Therefore I believe they need to bump up their age recommendation to at least 2nd grade.

The illustrations are mostly black and white with some red in them. Because the illustrations are so well done and are interesting, the fact that they are not in color does not take away from the quality in any way.

This is another wonderful Dr. Seuss book that teaches a necessary message.

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IrishMoon
Jan 11, 2014

Another great Dr Seuss classic!

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