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 made up our minds—and very endearing—Horton the elephant.
Surely a number of 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 offer protection to the infinitesimal creatures who continue to exist it from the derision and trickery of other animals, who think their elephant friend has gone rather 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 finally, after persuading the “Who’s” to make as much noise as imaginable and prove their existence. This classic is not only fun, but a great way to introduce thoughtful children to essentially philosophical questions. How, in spite of everything, are we so sure there don’t seem to be invisible civilizations floating by on every mote? (Ages 4 to 8) –Richard Farr
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This classic is a must read for students and parents a like, it is going to provide a laugh for everyone
Packed with fun, full-color illustrations
Excellent book to build confidence in young readers
This hardcover is ideal for ages 3 to 7 years old