Horton Hears a Who – By Dr. Seuss. On the 15th of May, in the Jungle of Nool, In the heat of the day, in the cool of the pool, He was splashing enjoying the. Horton Hears a Who! is a book written by Dr. Seuss, starring Horton the Elephant, the Sour Kangaroo, the Young Kangaroo, the Mayor, the Wickersham Bros. Horton Hears a Who! is a children's book written and illustrated by Theodor Seuss Geisel under the pen name Dr. Seuss and was published in by Random.
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Horton Hears a Who! book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman's masterful narration br. Editorial Reviews. threadergrenacmu.ml Review. Surely among the most lovable of all Dr. Seuss Available on these devices; Part of the Dr. Seuss's Horton Collection Boxed set (Horton Hears a Who and Horton Hatches the Egg) (2 Book Series); Due. Choose kindness with Dr. Seuss, Horton the elephant, and the Whos of Who-ville in this classic picture book about caring for others! A person's a person.
Seuss came up with Horton by accident. As the story goes, one day Seuss took a break from working and went for a walk, leaving the window of his studio open. When he came back, he saw that the wind had moved two pieces of transparent paper on top of each other. One paper was a drawing of an elephant and the other was a drawing of a tree. The wind had moved them so that it looked like the elephant was sitting in the tree. What was an elephant doing in a tree?
Soon after, Horton was born. Horton was named after a college friend. Seuss considered the names Osmer, Bosco, and Humphrey before settling on Horton for the elephant, after Horton Conrad, a friend from Dartmouth College. Both men had worked on the college humor magazine, The Dartmouth Jack-o-Lantern.
In fact, most of Dr. Another example of a poem that uses anapestic tetrameter is " A Visit from St. The new title suggests the importance of the Whos in the story.
Whoville appeared again three years later in How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Seuss worked through Christmas to finish the book. Since he was behind schedule, Seuss had to cancel plans to go to Yosemite over the holidays and worked straight through Christmas. In January, the book was done. According to his biographers, Dr. A good lesson in standing up for what you believe in and not giving up in adversity.
I have also watched the movie of this book, and it is excellent! When have you ever heard me say that before? I am really enjoying rediscovering all these lovely children's books that I enjoyed reading with my own children, and now with my grandchildren.
He graduated Dartmouth College in , and proceeded on to Oxford University with the intent of acquiring a doctorate in literature. At Oxford he met Helen Palmer, who he wed in He returned from Europe in , and began working for a magazine called Judge, the leading humor magazine in America at the time, submitting both cartoons and humorous articles for them. Additionally, he was submitting cartoons to Life, Vanity Fair and Liberty.
In some of his works, he'd made reference to an insecticide called Flit.
These references gained notice, and led to a contract to draw comic ads for Flit. This association lasted 17 years, gained him national exposure, and coined the catchphrase "Quick, Henry, the Flit! Eventually in a friend published the book for him, and it went on to at least moderate success.
In May of , Life published a report concerning illiteracy among school children. The report said, among other things, that children were having trouble to read because their books were boring. This inspired Geisel's publisher, and prompted him to send Geisel a list of words he felt were important, asked him to cut the list to words the publishers idea of how many words at one time a first grader could absorb , and write a book.
Nine months later, Geisel, using of the words given to him published The Cat in the Hat, which went on to instant success. The result was Green Eggs and Ham. Helen Palmer Geisel died in Theodor Geisel married Audrey Stone Diamond in Theodor Seuss Geisel died 24 September Also worked under the pen name: Theo Le Sieg Goodreads.
All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions. Please refer to my Goodreads. This review and others are also published on my blog sandysbookaday. View 2 comments. Me crying while reading this to small-fry??? May 13, Sophia Triad rated it it was amazing Shelves: Horton the elephant tries to help the little Who creatures and their town, Who-ville, that it is located on a speck of dust.
He is the only one who can hear them scream for help. My daughter thought that the Grinch should also have appeared in the story! Told in the usual charming repetitive rhyme of Dr.
Seuss so often appreciated by young children. Great message about how everyone is important and everyone can make a difference.
Horton is a particularly endearing character, showing kindness and persistence, and risking ridicule and being ostracized and even being the recipient of abuse in order to help others and stand up for what he believes in.
And the Whos do their part as well! Was tempted to put this one on my animal rights shelf. As with all the classic Dr. Seuss books, 'Horton' has that unique combination of: Apparently 'Horton' provides us with some social commentary from Dr Seuss on the subject matter of isolationism and inter As with all the classic Dr. Apparently 'Horton' provides us with some social commentary from Dr Seuss on the subject matter of isolationism and internationalism Not just for children, but for the child in all of us.
View all 4 comments. May 23, Mak rated it it was amazing. No matter what, this book always brings a big smile on my face. It is absolutely amazing how one can memorize so many pieces from one book. I just love the rhymes and this colourful journey of the beautiful friendship between two species that have never actually met. It may be a children's book, but the story and the characters have a lot to teach us. And if all of us followed these examples -supposedly addressed just to kids- this would have been a much better world.
It is all about respect, understanding and acceptance. An elephant's faithful one-hundred percent!: Apr 21, booklady rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I just ran across a Guzer video story of a real man who can neither read nor write but who creates ultra-miniature sculptures which are smaller than the eye of a needle. He began to do this because when he was young, his teachers made him 'feel small'. The significance not to mention the charm of Horton Hears a Who!
Everyone knows what it is like to have been or felt small at some time in his or her life. For children it is where they still are. For adults, it may be a painful memory or a desire to protect their own children. But smallness invites protection, caring, compassion. Smallness needs to be heard. Will you listen? In fact it's my favorite by the good doctor. Apparently there's a movie out of it now which is pretty good. View all 5 comments. Feb 23, Danielle rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Oh, this book was incredible.
I was first introduced to the story of Horton Hears a Who last year in an apologetics class. Since then I haven't been able to get enough of it. When I found out they were making a movie from the book I was completely thrilled! It didn't even matter if they messed it up, even though I knew they wouldn't, so long as they were making a movie of it!
The story follows a happy go lucky elephant named Horton.
Horton lives a fairly normal life until the day when he hears a Oh, this book was incredible. Horton lives a fairly normal life until the day when he hears a noise. What is that noise you may ask? A tiny yelp, and Horton thinks it's coming from a speck.
He puts that speck onto a clover and attempts to communicate with it. You see, Horton is an elephant and elephants have very sensitive ears so only Horton can hear the voices coming from the speck! The voices ask Horton to help them found a stable quiet place where they can exist harmoniously. Horton is very willing to do so; but there is a problem. The head kangaroo that runs the Jungle Horton lives in doesn't believe in the speck. She doesn't like to believe in anything she can't see, hear, or smell.
She insists that Horton is crazy and that everyone needs to help get rid of speck for good! Well Horton absolutely cannot put up with that! Thus begins his truly epic journey to save the Who's. The movie adaption is also brilliant. The whole plot is about the Who's really existing; but they're voices being too small to be heard. In the end, it's the one small voice that makes a difference and saves the day. How perfect is that?
Horton Hears a Who shows what happens when people unite, and the miracles that can happen when we believe and choose to hear what science would have believe doesn't exist and isn't possible. Please, please, please! If you haven't read this story yet than you absolutely must!
Dec 12, Paul rated it it was ok. At this point, if he could have set aside the cause he had invested himself in for a moment, Horton would have appreciated that the Whos were in the best possible situation now for them , completely hidden and safe. But his paternalistic impulse to save the weak pushes him on to uncover their hiding-spot and as a consequence brings them to the brink of disaster, saved only by a contrived and wildly unrealistic moral awakening among the villains of the tale.
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Otherwise, great pictures and rhymes. View 1 comment. Dec 23, Skylar Burris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Many of Dr. Seuss's books are highly moralistic. Such moralism can be either good or bad, depending on how it's communicated and what you are aiming to teach your children.
In the case of Horton Hears a Who! The book covertly teaches children to bravely stand up for the little guy in the face of bullies, even if that courage means mockery. It's also a wonderful, rhythmic story in its own right, and one of my four-year-old daughter's all Many of Dr.
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It's also a wonderful, rhythmic story in its own right, and one of my four-year-old daughter's all time favorites. It was likewise a favorite of mine as a child, and I must have read it times. I'll be reading it more Because, after all, A person's a person, no matter how small. Loved it: Another wonderful Dr.
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Seuss book that will be passed through your family for generations to come. My twin 3 yr olds recognized this book immediately when I brought it home, having saw the movie version not too long ago. It didn't matter, they were still fascinated with it. From every picture to every rhyme, they were enthralled. They love yelling out "We are here! Even my 5 yr old got into it. A fun read that's for the whole family. Aug 03, Shirley Revill rated it it was amazing Shelves: One of my children's favourites both at home and for reading time at school.
They absolutely adore Horton. Sep 22, Krissy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 18, midnightfaerie rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 04, Trish rated it it was amazing. I just discovered Dr. Seuss and his lovely childrens books and am absolutely hooked!
After reading Horton Hatches the Egg I came to an understanding that you need to read the sequel right afterwards which made the whole story better. This book can be a standalone but I believe if you read the first book then you get a huge understanding of who Horton is and why he is loyal and persistent.
I cannot say which one is better but I believe when it comes this book Dr.
Seuss was more creative and found his flow of creativity. In the sequel, Horton's baby is apparently nonexistent at all After reading Horton Hatches the Egg I came to an understanding that you need to read the sequel right afterwards which made the whole story better.
In the sequel, Horton's baby is apparently nonexistent at all probably roaming the jungle and he decides to go take a bath in the river.
While he is accomplishing that, Horton hears a noise but cannot detect where it is coming from until he realizes that it is a speck of dust. Even though its difficult to see whats inside a speck of dust, he learns that theres a whole country inside it and is greeted by a Who, who is the Mayor of Whoville. He tells Horton that he is grateful for rescuing them from falling into the river and begs Horton to find a safe place from harm.
While Horton enjoys the company, everyone else in the forest think that Horton is nuts and one of the Kangaroos decides to take matter into her own hands and try to ruin Horton and the speck of dust. So now its up to the citizens of Whoville to help prevent them from dying.
I saw the film version in pieces and I enjoyed it but since I've already read this book as a kid, seen the cartoon version on CBS, and parts of the film I do not feel like rewatching but I believe the message behind this book is crucial. Seuss wrote this book after his travels of Japan where he made the revelation of the current state Japan was after the Nuclear Bomb and WW2. He was prejudiced towards the Japanese before and after the war until his visit where he decided to dedicate this book to his friend.
The main message that Horton keeps repeating "A person's a person, no matter how small" is so universal in our society. We always need to stick up for those who don't have a voice regardless of religion, sexual orientation, color, gender, politics because if we don't help those smaller than us than when the time comes that we need saving their won't be a voice to lend us a hand.
We need to help make this world a better place and by accepting each other's differences and treat each other with respect then we are one step closer towards finding peace.
If you want to read more about the city of Who-ville, you should check out How the Grinch Stole Christmas! He doesn't believe his ears and they are big! He, therefore, grabs the speck of dust and places it on a clover. He converses with whoever is there and discovers it is a Who, the Mayor indeed, from Who-ville, a city on the speck of dust!
A listening kangaroo and her young can't believe Horton is talking to a clover and then the Wickersham brothers, three monkeys, come along and snatch Horton's clover. They give it to an eagle, Vlad Vlad-i-koff, who flies off with it and drops it in a field of clovers. Horton's persistence eventually pays off after he has searched three million clovers and he asks the Whos to make plenty of noise to persuade the Wickersham and their extended family, who had joined them, that there is someone on the clover.
After plenty of trial and tribulation, and noise created in a variety of ways, voices are eventually heard and Horton has the monkeys, the kangaroos and everyone else prepared to protect the Whos in their massive city for evermore.
As the blurb says, it is a Dr. Seuss fable for the slightly more able and that includes children from four to eight Mar 28, Mark Baker rated it it was amazing Shelves: When Horton the elephant hears a small cry for help coming from a speck of dust, he immediately does what he can.The background is painted from white to blue. This book can be a standalone but I believe if you read the first book then you get a huge understanding of who Horton is and why he is loyal and persistent.
After a long search, Horton finally finds the clover with the speck on it. Apparently 'Horton' provides us with some social commentary from Dr Seuss on the subject matter of isolationism and inter As with all the classic Dr.
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The speck of dust is actually a tiny planet, home to a city called Who-ville, inhabited by microscopic-sized inhabitants known as Whos. Horton lives a fairly normal life until the day when he hears a noise.
Jane then steps down on page , then the scene finally goes to page , you will notice as Jane takes a dive in the pool her hands are drawn in due to being cut in the water she splashed in. May 13, Sophia Triad rated it it was amazing Shelves: