Horton Hatches the Egg

Hardcover | October 12, 1940

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Meet Horton the elephant, one of the most commendable heroes in children’s books.
“I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. . . .
An elephant’s faithful, one hundred per cent!”
Horton is kind and trustworthy, but unfortunately, the lazy bird Mayzie takes advantage of his good nature when she leaves Horton to watch her unhatched egg. Told with Dr. Seuss’s signature rhymes and trademark illustrations, this is a tale that will be enjoyed over and over, by reader and listener alike. And don’t miss another delightful tale about this beloved pachyderm: Horton Hears a Who!

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It's the talk of the jungle when an elephant hatches an egg. Extravagant nonsense and rollicking verse. Full-color illustrations

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Meet Horton the elephant, one of the most commendable heroes in children’s books. “I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. . . . An elephant’s faithful, one hundred per cent!” Horton is kind and trustworthy, but unfortunately, the lazy bird Mayzie takes advantage of his good nature when she leaves Horton to watch her unhatched egg. Told with Dr. Seuss’s signature rhymes and trademark illust...

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Illus. in color by the author. It's the talk of the jungle when an elephant hatches an egg. Extravagant nonsense and rollicking verse.

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. ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:64 pages, 11.31 × 8.31 × 0.38 inPublished:October 12, 1940Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:039480077X

ISBN - 13:9780394800776

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book for everyone. Horton Hatches the Egg is a great book for all to read. Horton teaches so much about perseverance and the power of personal choice. Dr.Seuss is known as a childrens' book writer, yet his books touch on very real issues every adult has faced in their lifetime. Horton is taken advantage of by a lazy bird who tricks him into tending her egg. This absent bird tends to herself only, not wanting to spend any of her time on anything or anyone else. Horton faithfully tends to the egg. Why? because he's given his word and his word is very important to him. Horton is the ultimate self-sacrificing figure who, in the end, reaps the rewards of his commitment to himself and his loyalty to his word.
Date published: 2012-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Alltime Favourite Dr. Seuss I have sent this to my grand-niece for her late December birthday. When I was a child this was my very favourite Dr. Seuss book, and still is, really. Horton Hatches the Egg never got the same publicity as Horton Hears a Who, and that is unfortunate. We are introduced here to sweet Horton, who meant what he said and he said what he meant, an elephant's faithful, one hundred percent.
Date published: 2010-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellant Lesson to be learned This playful and imaginative book is about an elephant that comes across a bird that is extremely stressed and does not wish to sit on her egg anymore. So Horton decides to sit on the egg so the bird can take a break. Well the bird ends up taking a tropical vacation and doesn't want to return. Well Horton very patiently sat on the egg through sleet and rain and the most horrible conditions. Well some people decide that this is a hilarious site and feel that he should be on display for all to see. So the men dig up the tree in which Horton is patiently perched and is taken down south. When Horton and the tree reach the south the mother bird finds Horton just as his egg starts to hatch and she demands it back. Horton is very displeased and states that he did all the work and deserves the egg. Well just as that was said out of the egg jumps an Elephant bird, which is a trophy for all Horton's hard work. Dr. Seuss yet again did a wonderful job with rhymes and engaging children to read. I love the moral that was being put into place that if you work hard and stay focused then it will all pay off and you will be rewarded in the end. This is one of my favorite Dr. Seuss book if not my favorite. I have always been a fan of his ability to draw children in and engage them in reading. Also the rhymes and silly words are great for young readers. Also what better then to have a moral tied along with it?
Date published: 2009-10-13