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  • Paperback
  • 64 pages
  • Horton Hears a Who!
  • Dr. Seuss
  • English
  • 27 April 2017
  • 9780679800033

10 thoughts on “Horton Hears a Who!

  1. says:

    In the fifties, my Mom was head librarian for our small town library politically, we were termed a Police Village, whatever that meant So we kids got our literacy skills off and running when she used to catalogue books in our kitchen Especially since City View was in the middle of the postwar Baby Boom like everywhere else back then which required her little library to be stocked with piles and piles of kids books And we were the first kids in our village of snug postwar bungalows to read Dr Seuss We laughed We howled We ROARED in delight Horton Hears a Who was SO much better than our puny one channel BW TV with 7 hours of dull community programming anyday The early 1950 s in backwater Canada were tough the postwar recovery was going to take a while but kids back then learned to VALUE their friends and family.I had a very good friend named Norman back in those days Norman couldn t play ball or run with us he had a defective heart.We all knew he didn t have much time to live.But Norman was the only friend I had who could talk about the serious things in life, and I had a very serious side, too, even back then.So we would talk about life and death The Bomb Our parents The facts of life.Serious, deep stuff that our prefab, one size fits all society now rushes through in its plastic and brutal attempts to mature us.And how lucky we were we didn t live in a world of socially engineered mental hygiene back then We were free And the way we felt at the end of a long summer s day was much like the warm feeling we get now after reading a very good book A sense of being close to our roots and to our CreatorIn our books we can find serious, non conforming friends just like my late friend Norman People unafraid of the truth And in books we can live in those simpler, unsupervised, unwatched times like he and I knew, all over again, if we like.It s all in our books.Today my wife and I don t even have cable TV only books We learned something valuable from those years.Like, for instance, HORTON s gentle philosophy An elephant s faithful one hundred percent Doesn t get any better than that Horton s still in print Theodore Geisel s uncensored compassion lives on Life is good.And you know what The Big Hearted elephant with Ears of a matching size ears so acute and friendly they can detect a whole beleaguered Microdot Civilisation of Who s still delights us and the little kids around us who may be hearing his story for the very first time.And still as comforting as ever, is the analogy of this Big Guy up there somewhere as caring and compassionate as Horton or Norman inclining his ear to the plight of a beleagured society like ours and PROMISING that we will not stomped on by the neighbourhood Elephants.Because like I keep telling my wife I meant what I said, I said what I meant An Elephant s faithful ONE HUNDRED PER CENT

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    One of the best Dr Seuss stories ever PRICELESS TALE I ll just have to save him Because, after all, A person s a person, no matter how small, Without a doubt, one of the crowned jewels of Dr Seuss work, presenting one of his strongest messages to the human civilization.Horton, the elephant, appears again he was introduced to the world in Horton Hatches the Egg , which is one of the most famous characters of Dr Seuss.Horton hears a Who as quite adequately indicates the tale s title in a speck of dust, but since he is the only one with big ears an elephant, remember in the jungle, the rest of animals there think that Horton is lying about it, since nobody else is able to hear the feble voice of the Who.But it s not just any Who, but the Who Mayor of Who ville A whole town, in a speck of dust.How wonderful indeed was the mind of Dr Seuss What a large quantity of stories he was able to take from a tiny speck of dust Just imagine how many stories are in the rest of millions of specks of dust This charming tale stands up and becomes a relevant reading for everybody to understand the respect to any kind of life,not matter how small.

  3. says:

    5 Awesome s A person s a person, no matter how small I absolutely love this book No matter how many time s I read it throughout the years it s always incredible I have read several Dr Seuss books in my time and this one is another wonderful book that will most definitely be passed down through your family for generations to come From every picture to every rhyme, everything about it is just perfect It s colorful and unique The illustrations are large and lively It s really fun to read aloud and it s easy for kids to remember the lines to read parts along with you I was beyond excited when I heard they were making this into a movie and let me tell you, friends, it did not disappoint I LOVE this movie and yes I have seen it many many times Horton is adorable and everyone really should watch it D

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    EXCERPT 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.ABOUT THIS BOOK Horton the kindly elephant has his work cut out saving the tiny Whos who live on a speck of dust no one else believes they are there But Horton eventually convinces everyone that A person s a person, no matter how small MY THOUGHTS Got to love Dr Seuss Horton can hear something no one else can It seems there is a another whole world living on a peck on a chive flowerand they are in grave danger Horton makes it his mission to save them against all odds.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 THE AUTHOR Theodor Seuss Geisel was born 2 March 1904 in Springfield, MA He graduated Dartmouth College in 1925, 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 1927 He returned from Europe in 1927, 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 In 1936 on the way to a vaction in Europe, listening to the rhythm of the ship s engines, he came up with And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, which was then promptly rejected by the first 43 publishers he showed it to Eventually in 1937 a friend published the book for him, and it went on to at least moderate success During WW II, Geisel joined the army and was sent to Hollywood Captain Geisel would write for Frank Capra s Signal Corps Unit for which he won the Legion of Merit and do documentaries he won Oscar s for Hitler Lives and Design for Death He also created a cartoon called Gerald McBoing Boing which also won him an Oscar In May of 1954, 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 400 words he felt were important, asked him to cut the list to 250 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 220 of the words given to him published The Cat in the Hat, which went on to instant success In 1960 Bennett Cerf bet Geisel 50 that he couldn t write an entire book using only fifty words The result was Green Eggs and Ham Cerf never paid the 50 from the bet Helen Palmer Geisel died in 1967 Theodor Geisel married Audrey Stone Diamond in 1968 Theodor Seuss Geisel died 24 September 1991 Also worked under the pen name Theo Le Sieg Goodreads.com DISCLOSURE I own my copy of Horton Hears A Who by Dr Seuss All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions Please refer to my Goodreads.com profile page or the about page on sandysbookaday.wordpress.com for an explanation of my rating system This review and others are also published on my blog sandysbookaday.wordpress.com sandysbookaday.wordpress.com 2018 08

  5. says:

    Me crying while reading this to small fry More likely than you d think

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    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 I ll just have to save him Because, after all, A person s a person, no matter how small I hadn t realise that the Who creatures are that smallMy daughter thought that the Grinch should also have appeared in the story

  7. says:

    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 One of those children s books that can become meaningful when read as an adult.Was tempted to put this one on my animal rights shelf.

  8. says:

    As with all the classic Dr.Seuss books, Horton has that unique combination of Attractive illustrations and exciting verse both very dynamic, always moving always going somewhere new both very strange, silly and bizarre all in an extremely accessible, engaging and compelling and let s not forget educational way which creates Dr Seuss s fantastically immersive world.Apparently Horton provides us with some social commentary from Dr Seuss on the subject matter of isolationism and internationalism whilst that may well have been in the back of Dr Seuss s mind I understand there s a moral to all of his stories above all else he provides us a timeless world of the imagination, of amazing words, pictures, rhymes, stories, learning, but above all else FUNAlong with that of The Lorax 2012 the animated adaptation of Horton 2008 provides us with the only two examples where cinema has got anywhere close to capturing the wonderful world of Dr Seuss Not just for children, but for the child in all of us A person s a person, no matter how small.

  9. says:

    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 A person s a person, no matter how small This shows the importance of individuality and the significance of life It is all about respect, understanding and acceptance.Well, as Horton says, I meant what I said and I said what I meant An elephant s faithful one hundred percent

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    UPDATE 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 lies in the universality of smallness 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 Not sure when I first read this, but I still love it In fact it s my favorite by the good doctor Apparently there s a movie out of it now which is pretty good A person s a person, no matter how small is one of my favorite quotes

Academy Award Winner Dustin Hoffman S Masterful Narration Brings To Life The Heartwarming Tale Of Horton The Elephant Original Music And Sound Effects Complement The Retelling An Exclusive Paperback Edition Of The Book Is Packaged With The Audio Cassette Cassette Running Time ApproxMin