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

by Dr. Seuss

Series: Horton (2)

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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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"...a person's a person, no matter how small." This is Horton's rallying cry as he perseveres through the taunts and ridicule of his fellow jungle denizens, valiantly trying to preserve the microscopic village of Who-ville and the Whos who reside there, on a speck on a soft clover flower. Only Horton can hear them, and the other jungle residents are compelled to burst through Horton's "delusion" by destroying the clover, and the speck, and the village of Who-ville, and the Whos. Another delightful tale of whimsy and suspense by the master. ( )
  burnit99 | Aug 18, 2014 |
Horton, a good natured elephant discovers a tiny city of Whos on a clover. He is tasked with protecting the precious city from the other animals who do not believe him.

Reading Level: Primary
Genre: Fantasy
  rdg301library | May 27, 2014 |
This is a classic Dr. Seuss book. I had never read it before, which is one of the reasons I grabbed it off of the shelf, and I loved it! The way the book rhymes really makes the story flow. Dr. Seuss does a great job of making the audience feel sorry for Horton when he is trying to save the whos, which keeps them engaged throughout the entire book because the audience wants to know if they will be saved. This is evident when he spends hours looking through the clover patch just to find them and when he does he promises them, “Of course I will stick, I’ll stick by you small folks through thin and through thick.” Because of this the main message of the book is about friendship. Horton did not stop at anything when it came to being a good friend and protecting them. ( )
  bkling1 | Apr 10, 2014 |
I gave this book a 4 and a half because it had a great point of view. ( )
  xtalarz | Jan 8, 2014 |
Book about Horton who finds a town called Whoville living on his nose.Great book that helps promote imagination. Grades 1-3. ( )
  JBALE | Dec 9, 2013 |
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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.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
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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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