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Horton Hears a Who [Hardcover]

Dr. Seuss
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28 Oct 1976
This classic collection brings together Dr Seuss's zaniest stories, silliest rhymes and craziest drawings for young readers everywhere.
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  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services (28 Oct 1976)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0001837249
  • ISBN-13: 978-0001837249
  • Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 20.8 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,952,538 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Theodor Seuss Geisel - better known to millions of his fans as Dr. Seuss - was born the son of a park superintendent in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1904. After studying at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and later at Oxford University in England, he became a magazine humorist and cartoonist, and an advertising man. He soon turned his many talents to writing children's books, and his first book - And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street - was published in 1937. His greatest claim to fame was the one and only The Cat in the Hat, published in 1957, the first of a hugely successful range of early learning books.

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Surely among the most loveable of all Dr. Seuss's 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 civilisations floating by on every mote? (Ages 4 to 8) --Richard Farr --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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“Dr Seuss ignites a child’s imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses.”
The Express

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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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. Read the first page
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
Researchers constantly find that reading to children is valuable in a variety of ways, not least of which are instilling a love of reading and improved reading skills. With better parent-child bonding from reading, your child will also be more emotionally secure and able to relate better to others. Intellectual performance will expand as well. Spending time together watching television fails as a substitute.
To help other parents apply this advice, as a parent of four I consulted an expert, our youngest child, and asked her to share with me her favorite books that were read to her as a young child. Horton Hears a Who! was one of her picks.
On the surface, this is a story about an elephant going the extra mile to respect those who are as different from him as they can possibly be.
"He was splashing . . . enjoying the jungle's great joys . . .
When Horton the elephant heard a small noise."
He notices a speck of dust, passing in the air. With his large ears, he can hear something coming from that dust. Quickly, he imagines that there is some sort of a creature of very small size on the dust.
No one else believes him, and he is taunted and tortured by the other animals . . . who cannot hear the small noise. They think Horton has gone mad! After tribulations that would daunt any decent, dedicated elephant, he must find a way to convince the other animals before they overwhelm him and destroy the dust (and the Whos along with it!).
He tells the tiny Whos to make as much noise as possible. But still the other animals cannot hear them. Finally, the mayor of the Whos finds a shirker who is playing with his yo-yo rather than making noise. As soon as the small Who makes his sound, all the animals can hear. Then the Whos are safe.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny children book 30 Nov 2009
Format:Paperback
I am italian and I bought this book for my 3 years old son, I also have it in italian but sometimes I like read it in original language... The story is very very funny and it teachs you the some of real value of life. I like so much Dr. Seuss and I think this is one of the best history. For children and adults.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Horton the elephant triumphs again! 24 April 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
My five year old granddaugter loved this book. We have an arrangement whereby I buy Dr. Seuss books and she reads them to me. Then when she has finished them she takes them home. We had to spend the whole train journey back to her mother reading this because she had loved "Horton Hatches the Egg" so much, found that this seemed as good and wanted to take both books home. We finished it as the train pulled into the station! The humour is as gentle and zany as I expect from Theodore Geisel. The lesson the book teaches is valuable and its delivery delightful. The story is so gripping that I too wanted to get to the end. I strongly recommend this for young readers - and of course for their grandparents. One word of warning: the book is labelled "for the slightly more able". It is for readers who are fluent but young, not beginning beginners.
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5.0 out of 5 stars reading & autism 7 Jan 2011
Format:Paperback
I purchased the book for my 9 year old grandson who is autistic.
He loves all the works of Dr Seuss. Obviously these books are
excellent because they hold the attention of an autistic child and that is one of the hardest things to do. He will sit and read these books from cover to cover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Horton 4 Nov 2007
By Marta
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
All children should have the oportunity to read about Horton. He is brave and has a great and tender soul. He can teach us all that being good and being helpful makes the world a better place.I highly recomend this book as well as Horton hatches and egg.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
Researchers constantly find that reading to children is valuable in a variety of ways, not least of which are instilling a love of reading and improved reading skills. With better parent-child bonding from reading, your child will also be more emotionally secure and able to relate better to others. Intellectual performance will expand as well. Spending time together watching television fails as a substitute.
To help other parents apply this advice, as a parent of four I consulted an expert, our youngest child, and asked her to share with me her favorite books that were read to her as a young child. Horton Hears a Who! was one of her picks.
On the surface, this is a story about an elephant going the extra mile to respect those who are as different from him as they can possibly be.
"He was splashing . . . enjoying the jungle's great joys . . .
When Horton the elephant heard a small noise."
He notices a speck of dust, passing in the air. With his large ears, he can hear something coming from that dust. Quickly, he imagines that there is some sort of a creature of very small size on the dust.
No one else believes him, and he is taunted and tortured by the other animals . . . who cannot hear the small noise. They think Horton has gone mad! After tribulations that would daunt any decent, dedicated elephant, he must find a way to convince the other animals before they overwhelm him and destroy the dust (and the Whos along with it!).
He tells the tiny Whos to make as much noise as possible. But still the other animals cannot hear them. Finally, the mayor of the Whos finds a shirker who is playing with his yo-yo rather than making noise. As soon as the small Who makes his sound, all the animals can hear. Then the Whos are safe.
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