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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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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 |
Horton the virtuous elephant is back and while it seems the elephant-bird he helped to hatch is gone from the picture, he still has plenty of looking out to do. This time Horton happens to hear a tiny little Who living atop a speck of dust. It turns out the Who isn't alone; indeed, an entire little Who-ville city is there. The only problem is that no one else can hear the Whos, and now they think Horton is insane for trying to protect a non-existent city. Will Horton be able to keep his new friends safe when no one else believes they are even there?

Like with Horton Hatches the Egg, Dr. Seuss presents a character here who embodies a number of important traits and virtues, including being persistent, caring, and a good "foul weather" friend. However, the message - even with its refrain of "a person's a person, no matter how small" - isn't beaten over the reader's head but is incorporated throughout the twisty, turning plot, thus engaging young readers. With this book being written more than a decade after Horton Hatches the Egg, it's evident that Dr. Seuss has developed more into his own style. This book contains made up words and creatures in addition to his quick and ecstatic rhymes with repeating catchphrases scattered throughout.

The illustrations are also very typical Dr. Seuss, with his quirky animals, minimally designed buildings, and fuzzy fantastical creatures. I again enjoyed how he made such lively scenes using a bare-bones palette of reds/pinks, blues, and blacks. Horton Hears a Who! is a classic that makes a lovely addition to a home, school, or public library. ( )
  sweetiegherkin | Jan 6, 2015 |
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 |
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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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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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