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

by Dr. Seuss

Series: Horton (3)

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Title:Horton Hears a Who (Dr.Seuss Classic Collection)
Authors:Dr. Seuss
Info:Picture Lions (1998), Edition: New Ed, Paperback, 64 pages
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Horton Hears A Who! by Dr. Seuss (1954)

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Summary: Horton the elephant hears a small voice and finds the Whos. They live in a small city and are too small for most animals to see and hear. They do not believe him and mock him. The Whos help Horton and make a loud ruckus just to prove Horton is not crazy.

Personal connection: This story is such a great way to show friendship and how it can exist throughout many different kinds of people.

Class use: Talk about an unlikely friends you have made and how. ( )
  allisonpollack | Apr 30, 2015 |
Horton is an elephant who hears noises coming from a spec on a plant. turns out the noises are a whole town. He works hard to protect the town and all its inhabitants. This book is great because of how it teaches kids to take responsibility and care for others, not just themselves. ( )
  amartino1208 | Apr 28, 2015 |
This book is about an elephant named Horton who discovers these small people called ‘Whos’ who live in Who-ville on a dust particle. All of the other animals in the Jungle of Nool do not believe Horton and they try to take the speck of dust from him. Horton is the only one who can hear the Whos so he asks them to get together and make the loudest sound they can so that the other animals can hear them and believe they are real. They finally believe Horton when the smallest, quietest who shouts with the rest of the Whos and the animals in the Jungle of Nool believe Horton and decide that they will help Horton protect them too no matter how small they are.
I liked this book for a couple main reasons. The first was that I think this story is very fun and easily understood by young readers. Also the illustrations in the book are very well drawn and follow the story very well. I have always loved Dr. Seuss and I think that in almost any elementary classroom this story will be enjoyed by students. That is what I liked about this book.
  Ekelle8 | Mar 23, 2015 |
What a sweet story, one I truly enjoyed.
“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
A simple phrase, yet so full of thought.
There’ll always be those, who need a hand.
Rather it be children or a person of less,
(and if you see me, you’ll know my thoughts)
A protector is needed – in person and in thought.
Horton is kind and persistent, who believes in himself,
To help his new friends who live on a dust.
When time came for the Whos to help themselves too.
They banded together, to do all they can too.
Never stop trying, hear every voice.
Through three million flowers, as Horton did too.

I am happy, to have read this Seuss.
The drawings so vivid, a Whos’ world so vibrant.
Something tells me, it will not be my last Seuss. ( )
1 vote varwenea | Mar 21, 2015 |
One of my all time favorite children's book. It has a great life lesson and also is so much fun for kids to read. It is a story about an elephant who listens to a who inside him tell him what to do. It is a story about courage and standing up for what you believe in. Dr Seuss has always been a favorite author of mine as he can make books fun but also include a life lesson in them. This book is an example of a modern fantasy book. ( )
  sarahetuemmler | Jan 25, 2015 |
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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.
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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

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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.

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