Horton Hears A Who!

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Horton Hears A Who!

by Seuss

Random House Children's Books | August 12, 1954 | Hardcover

Horton Hears A Who! is rated 5 out of 5 by 4.
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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 72 pages, 11.28 × 8.25 × 0.44 in

Published: August 12, 1954

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0394800788

ISBN - 13: 9780394800783

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tremendous historical reference - still pertinent today., Horton Hears A Who was about much much more than Horton's predicament. Written in the early 1950's, this story reflected a new way of thinking for Dr. Seuss as an individual, and ran contrary to the grain of much of the sentiment in the United States at the time. During the early 1950's the results of the Marshall Plan were still unclear, and Americans, who had just fought a fierce war with Japan and Germany in the decade before, were debating whether or not to continue with our aid, protection and reconstruction programs. The programs were designed to give our defeated foes a chance to rebuild. They were a brave new experiment. An effort to avoid punishing the populous for its bad leadership. Also, for the first time in history, and effort to love your enemy, in the hopes of making them your friend forever. Many Americans viewed the Germans and Japanese with disdain. They were calling for an end to aid for a variety of reasons, most of which are touched upon in the book. Despite his racially charged characterizations of the Japanese *during* the war, Dr. Seuss was coming to terms with the fact that the general populations of Germany and Japan were additional victoms of the war - simply leftover pawns in a terrible game. Seuss wrote this book in an effort to get the word out that, despite differences past and present, we should try to care about one another just the same. You see: "the Whos down in Whoville on top of that little speck are people,regardless of race,creed-or size!" Dr. Seuss was compelled by the helplessness of these devestated nations, and was issuing an appeal for everyone to start looking at nations as a collection of real people, rather than as a monolithic "other".
Date published: 2009-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Excellent Read!!! I first read this book as a part of a research paper, Who Will Hear? by Bob Edwards for Renison College at The University of Waterloo. I was very impressed by the writing skills of Dr. Seuss in this book and how he seems to have covered an issue that most people do not wish to talk about in today's world. I am happy to have found this story and will be purchasing multiple copies as soon as I can. It is great!
Date published: 2002-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Horton Hears A Who One of my most favourite Dr. Suess books ever. It is now one of my childrens favourite books. This book appeals to both boys and girls equally. A feel good book for the whole family.
Date published: 2000-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Horton hears a who I read this book when I was little and never tired of it.I am now a mother of a five year old and have been searching for it to read to him.I always remembered how the story had taught me to think about all the things I touched and how something may be there when I thought it wasn't.It taught me to respect all things and how the little things could be so important to someone.Whether it be what you say or what you do it should always be thouhgt of as important.This is what I got from the book and have always carried that with me and hope my son will also.
Date published: 2000-10-02

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Horton Hears A Who!

by Seuss

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 72 pages, 11.28 × 8.25 × 0.44 in

Published: August 12, 1954

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0394800788

ISBN - 13: 9780394800783

From the Publisher

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.

From the Jacket

Illus. in color. Horton, the lovable elephant, tries to protect tiny creatures on a speck of dust. An easy reader with delightful verse and pictures.

About 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.

From Our Editors

Horton, the lovable elephant, tries to protect tiny creatures on a speck of dust. An easy reader with delightful verse and pictures. Full-color illustrations

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5