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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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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 |
Horton hears a Who is a books that has a straightforward message. "A person is a person no matter how small"(Dr. Seuss) This message has a very deep meaning and teaches to respect everyone no matter how the look. It is a great lesson to be shared at school where kids tend to be bullied and teased for the way they look, they language they speak or where they are from. It is a nicely written book that also follows a rhyming pattern. I enjoyed reading this book and I think of it as a great resource to teach young students some valuable lessons of morality and good character. ( )
  cvarela | Oct 2, 2014 |
Horton an elephant finds a small speck of dust to his surprise he could hear someone yelling help. He found out it was the Who people that lived on that speck of dust. Horton decides to watch over these people even though no one else believes that they exist. After a long journey all of Horton’s friends end up believing him and they lived happily ever after ( )
  amccann | Oct 1, 2014 |
"...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 |
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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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