Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Horton Hears a Who (Dr.Seuss Classic…

Horton Hears a Who (Dr.Seuss Classic Collection) (original 1954; edition 1998)

by Dr. Seuss

Series: Horton (3)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
2,733732,154 (4.23)50
Title:Horton Hears a Who (Dr.Seuss Classic Collection)
Authors:Dr. Seuss
Info:Picture Lions (1998), Edition: New Ed, Paperback, 64 pages
Tags:book, fiction, picturebook

Work details

Horton Hears A Who! by Dr. Seuss (1954)



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 50 mentions

English (72)  French (1)  All languages (73)
Showing 1-5 of 72 (next | show all)
Review: This Dr. Seuss book is really silly and enjoyable to read. The pictures definitely add to the excitement of reading the story.

Summary: This book is about an elephant named Horton and his adventure of trying to protect these tiny little creatures. Horton's friends think that he has become crazy because they do not see the little creatures in the speck of dust. At the end of the book he convinces his friends that the little creatures are real because he has them all scream really loud so that they other animals can hear them.

Argument: This book was really enjoyable to read and I would recommend children and adults of all ages to read it.
The lesson is to use your imagination. ( )
  knold1 | Dec 9, 2014 |
Anything thought up by Dr. Seuss is just amazing. Using fictional creatures, giving animals humanistic qualities, and rhyming silly and nonsense words with real words will sure to get a chuckle from every child. Equality is the main theme in this book and it is apparent to us as adults, and it gives younger students an opportunity to take out their own meaning of the book as well.
  zahammou | Dec 9, 2014 |
Summary: An elephant, Horton, who befriends a community of Who’s on a small speck of dust on a flower. Determined to help out his new friends, Horton promised that he would protect the Who’s from any trouble that may come their way because he knew that they are people too. Although he is constantly made fun of, picked on, and called crazy, Horton continues to help out his new friends.

Review: Dr. Seuss does it again with yet another one of his outstanding books. Horton Hears A Who is an amazing book the circles around the central message that is, in Horton's words, "a person's a person, no matter how small." Throughout the book Horton is mocked for taking an interest in the Who's on the speck. The other animals picked on Horton and even took the speck away from him and tried to hide the Who's. Horton was determined to save his friends and each time they were taken he was able to find them and reassure them that he cared deeply for them. The book shows readers that friends are allowed to be different. Friends do not have to be the same size, skin color, or anything and Horton teaches the readers that through repeating this message throughout the book, "a person's a person, no matter how small." ( )
  Kweber8 | Oct 19, 2014 |
Fantastic book for kids! So imaginative and creative. Easy read that children will find delightful!

Dr. Seuss is always brilliant! His stories and rhymes are fun and entertaining! Some of my all time favorites!! Such a great way to entertain children and get them interested in reading! ( )
  grapeapril75 | Oct 18, 2014 |
Summary: In this book, an elephant named Horton heard tiny voices coming from a very tiny spec. Horton discovered that town of small people, named the Who’s lived in Whoville on this spec. The mayor of Whoville asked for Horton’s help to keep them safe. Horton obliged, but many of his friends in the Jungle of Nool thought Horton was crazy. They decided to take the clover that was holding the spec away from Horton; the monkeys stole it from Horton and gave it to an eagle who flew far away with it and dropped it in a field of clovers. Horton spent a long time looking for the spec. He finally found it and he was determined to keep it safe this time. The animals in the jungle had other plans. They were going to put Horton in a cage unless he somehow figured out a way to prove that there were living creatures on the spec. Horton asked the Who’s to sing and make noise. Eventually, after every last Who was singing and making noise. the other animals in the jungle heard them. They all decided that they would keep the spec safe.

I thought this book had a very good message to it: “a person’s a person, no matter how small.” Throughout the book, Horton was determined to keep the Who’s safe and he kept saying this message to himself and others. He wanted the animals in the Jungle of Nool to know that even though you may not see someone, they could still be there and it is important to respect them. This book teachers children the importance of respecting others, even if they are small than you. It is important to teach this because children should know that their opinions are valued and that they matter, even if they are smaller than adults. Overall, I thought this book was great because it had words and phrases that rhymed. The visuals were also creative, since only some of it had color, versus the entire picture being in color. Horton’s quote made the book thoughtful and there was an overall genuine message behind the story. ( )
  jbaile14 | Oct 13, 2014 |
Showing 1-5 of 72 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
On the fifteenth of May, in the Jungle of Nool, in the heat of the day, in the cool of the pool, he was splashing...enjoying the jungle's great joys...when Horton the elephant heard a small noise.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (2)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0394800788, Hardcover)

Surely among the most lovable of all Dr. Seuss creations, Horton the Elephant represents kindness, trustworthiness, and perseverance--all wrapped up, thank goodness, in a comical and even absurd package. Horton hears a cry for help from a speck of dust, and spends much of the book trying to protect the infinitesimal creatures who live on it from the derision and trickery of other animals, who think their elephant friend has gone quite nutty. But worse is in store: an eagle carries away the clover in which Horton has placed the life-bearing speck, and "let that small clover drop somewhere inside / of a great patch of clovers a hundred miles wide!" Horton wins in the end, after persuading the "Who's" to make as much noise as possible and prove their existence. This classic is not only fun, but a great way to introduce thoughtful children to essentially philosophical questions. How, after all, are we so sure there aren't invisible civilizations floating by on every mote? (Ages 4 to 8) --Richard Farr

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:25:05 -0400)

(see all 4 descriptions)

A city of Whos on a speck of dust are threatened with destruction until the smallest Who of all helps convince Horton's friends that Whos really exist.

(summary from another edition)

» see all 10 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
3 avail.
267 wanted
1 pay1 pay

Popular covers


Average: (4.23)
1 2
1.5 2
2 19
2.5 6
3 76
3.5 11
4 138
4.5 19
5 247

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 94,363,781 books! | Top bar: Always visible