Horton Hears a Who!

Horton Hears a Who!

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by Dr. Seuss
     
 

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Horton is back! After his first appearance in Horton Hatches the Egg, everyone’s favorite elephant returns in this timeless, moving, and comical classic in which we discover that “a person’s a person, no matter how small.” Thanks to the irrepressible rhymes and eye-catching illustrations, young readers will learn kindness and

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Horton is back! After his first appearance in Horton Hatches the Egg, everyone’s favorite elephant returns in this timeless, moving, and comical classic in which we discover that “a person’s a person, no matter how small.” Thanks to the irrepressible rhymes and eye-catching illustrations, young readers will learn kindness and perseverance (as well as the importance of a good “Yopp”) from the very determined—and very endearing—Horton the elephant.


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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carolyn Mott Ford
Therodor Seuss Geisel has offered generations of young readers amusement, but, of course, his books give them much more—much, much, more, in fact. Many incorporate a gentle lesson nicely presented, wrapped in wondrous rhyme and illustrated with pictures of unusual settings as well as unusual, but expressive characters of every type and size. One lesson in this book is often voiced. "A person's a person, no matter how small." The other lesson is that one person can indeed make a difference, especially when that one person joins in with all his neighbors and friends. This book, released as the movie of the same name is also released, is an attractive party edition and, as such, is slightly larger than the traditional Dr. Seuss hardcover. Kids are moved by the story of the huge, soft-hearted elephant who has such a touching regard for the little folks in Who-ville. This book would be great for reading aloud at bedtime. Reviewer: Carolyn Mott Ford
From the Publisher
“Dr Seuss ignites a child’s imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses.”The Express

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385372053
Publisher:
RH Childrens Books
Publication date:
09/24/2013
Series:
Classic Seuss Series
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
138,268
Lexile:
490L (what's this?)
File size:
21 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL—aka Dr. Seuss—is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss’s long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot’s Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
March 2, 1904
Date of Death:
September 4, 1991
Place of Birth:
Springfield, Massachusetts
Place of Death:
La Jolla, California
Education:
B.A., Dartmouth College, 1925; Oxford University (no degree)

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Horton hears a Who 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son first saw the Movie and I wasn't sure if he would enjoy the book as much. He will be three years old soon and LOVES this book! It's one of his favorites and he asks us to read it over and over.
Fox_in_the_Woods More than 1 year ago
"Horton Hears a Who" is a classic with which most of us are familiar but is worth a second-read, a third-read, and a first-read to a new generation. The story challenges us to defend the weak, not merely when it is convenient, but at real personal cost to ourselves.
Jordan_Hal More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome Book to have in one's own library. Everyone should own Seuss works, along with Ohio Blue Tips by Jeanne E. Clark, The Photos In The Closet by Daniel E. Lopez, and works by Alison Townsend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book to read to my 3 year old daughter. It quickly became THE book we have to read every night before she goes to bed. She loves the rhymes, and enjoys trying to read the pages out loud with me.
flamingoFL More than 1 year ago
the book overall puts children into this storybook. meaning of the DR. who created a wonderful book and has the meaning of a person's a person know matter how small. i rate this book highly, please buy or read to others than yourself.
Carstairs38 10 months ago
“A Person’s a Person No Matter How Small.” Dr. Seuss released many wonderful books in his long career, but there are a few that are more well-known than the rest. One of those is Horton Hears a Who! Rereading it recently, it is easy to see why. This is actually the second book Dr. Seuss wrote to feature the elephant Horton. This time around, Horton’s sitting in a pool when he hears a noise coming from a speck of dust blowing by. It’s a cry for help, so he plucks it out of the air and puts it on a clover to protect it. However, the other animals around Horton think that he is hearing things. Rather than leave him alone, they decide to destroy the clover and the speck of dust on it. Will Horton be able to prove that there are living people who deserve to be protected on that speck? My brother and I both loved this book as a kid, and I remembered a lot of it when I went to reread it. It’s easy to root for Horton, especially since we know he is right early on in the book. Even knowing what is happening, I got caught up in the suspense of Horton proving it when I reread it as an adult, and I remember feeling that way as a kid as well. This is a good story, and it holds up well years after it was first written. The book is illustrated in Seuss’s classic cartoony style. There is nothing like his art work, and you’ll delight in it again here. While the illustrations usually only have a few colors and are even black and white at times, the detail is always fun. But what struck me most on this reread is the messages in the book. The book shows how important it is to stand up for what you believe is true, even if everyone else around you disagrees with you. It places value on human life. And it shows how destructive bullies can be. The best part is, the book does all of this without preaching to us once. Instead, these morals are all an outflow of the story. I’m sure I picked up on them as a kid, but the power of them really hit me as an adult. The story is told in classic Seuss rhyme. A few times, the rhythm doesn’t seem to work, but I don’t remember noticing that before. Maybe I just needed to read it aloud. This isn’t one of Seuss’s easy readers since some of his imaginative words show up here. While they certainly add to the fun of the story, they would be hard for the easiest readers to sound out correctly. Horton Hears a Who! really is a classic picture book. Pick it up for the kid in your life today and enjoy a great tale well told.
maryob More than 1 year ago
Used it with my High School Confirmation Students. They loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In  Horton Hears a Who by Dr Seuss (A famous poet writer) tells a story about an elephant named Horton that finds a world living on a speck of dust. “I say!” murmured Horton. “I’ve never heard tell of a small speck of dust that is able to yell” . And Horton decides he will protect this speck of dust, this world he is holding in his hands. But because no one can hear the noise coming this speck of dust no one believes him.“I think you’re a fool!” laughed the sour kangaroo and the young kangaroo in her pouch said, “Me, too! You’re the biggest blame fool in the Jungle of Nool!” .. So Horton goes on adventure with no one but the speck and with everyone being mean, being rude “Through the high jungle tree tops, the news quickly spread: “He talks to a dust speck! He’s out of his head! Just look at him walk with that speck on that flower!” He carries on and saves the town called Who-Valle. Horton proves in this book that you should be kind, you should not say word that would bring others down and that is why this book shows kindness. .......Both books show kindness and thoughtfulness, like in Horton Hears a Who “Through the high jungle tree tops, the news quickly spread: “He talks to a dust speck! He’s out of his head! Just look at him walk with that speck on that flower!” And Horton walked, worrying, almost an hour. “Should I put this speck down?...” Horton thought with alarm. “If I do, these small persons may come to great harm. I can’t put it down. And I won’t! After all a person’s a person. No matter how small.”  he later goes on and says... “Find THAT!” sneered the bird. “But I think you will fail.” And he left with a flip of his blackbottomed tail. “I’ll find it!” cried Horton. “I’ll find it or bust! I SHALL find my friends on my small speck of dust!” And clover, by clover, by clover with care he picked up and searched them, and called, “Are you there?”. Horton did not sneere back at the bird but instead was nice, was caring. In The Lion and The Mouse the lion was as so nice to leave the mouse and instead of being killed the mouse save his life"Don't move, Your Majesty, I'll cut your ropes and you will soon be free" squeaked the mouse. Without wasting a second, he began nibbling through the ropes with his sharp little teeth. Very soon the lion was free."I did not believe that even you could help me. But I was wrong" said the lion humbly. And the two creatures became the best of friends from that day.  Both books tell you no matter what, no matter who be nice to everyone and they’ll be nice to you. I think being nice to someone does go far.
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Since you made me think you had these in stock and then cancelled my order a couple days later, too late to get them in time to take to a meeting in Europe I was facilitating, I couldn't tell you. Luckily my friend in Holland was able to find a reliable store there to purchase them from and have waiting for me when I got there.
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Thorne2112 More than 1 year ago
Another Dr. Seuss classic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
love to read it over and over
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