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Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss

Horton Hears a Who (1954)

by Dr. Seuss

Series: Horton (2)

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This book teaches young readers a beautifully-executed lesson on equality through an elephant, named Horton, who's heart is a big as his ears. ( )
  Mary_Collins | Jul 7, 2019 |
For my thoughts, go to: Confessions of a Book Freak ( )
  RamblingBookNerd | Jun 5, 2019 |
Horton the elephant hears a voice on a speck of dust, and vows to protect the little creatures living there ("A person's a person, no matter how small"), but a "sour kangaroo" and other animals are determined to stamp them out. Horton has to convince the Whos to make a loud enough noise for the other animals to hear them - every voice counts. ( )
  JennyArch | May 13, 2019 |
On day an elephant named Horton heard a small noise. It was a Who, a creature smaller than a speak of dust. Horton tries to protect the Whos of Whoville from kangaroos, three big jungle monkeys, a black-bottomed eagle. ( )
  askauge | Feb 24, 2019 |
great book to show rhymes. ( )
  coreylee75 | Nov 27, 2018 |
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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

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:06:43 -0400)

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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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