Horton Hears A Who!
- HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date:
- 02 October 2004
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Horton, a large elephant with large ears, hears a vaint cry from a speck of dust in the air. he discovers that this speck of dust is home to the tiny village of Whoville wherer all the Whos live. He vows to protect this speck of dust by placing it safely on a clover because "a person is a person, no matter how small. After seeing Horton talking to this speck of dust, the other animals in the Jungle of Nool decide that he must be crazy since they cannot hear the Whos like Horton can and try to capture him and destroy the dust. But Horton asks the Mayor of Whoville to rally the Whos to all cry out to prove to the animals that they are a tiny village and that they deserve to be protected. Even with all the Whos making as much noise as they could, it took the smallest of them all to finally be heard by the animals who decided to help protect Whoville because "a person is a person no matter how small. I think this is a wonder children's book! The whimsical pictures and poetic language of Dr. Seuss make for a fun read while delivering the message that all things and people are special and should be treated equally no matter how big or small. I would use this book to teach young children that we should always reaspect each other, appreciate differences, and that they are each important regardless of how small they may be.
I love all of Dr.Seuss books but this one is one of my favorite because it speaks about friendship and how no matter that no one saw the whos he was going tohelp them and be there for them no matter what!
Horton the elephant has a very keen sense of hearing, and one day he hears a voice coming from a tiny speck of dust. A tiny person was living on this tiny speck and asked Horton for help in fear that they might fall in the water, so Horton places the dust speck onto a clover. It wasn't long before everyone was making fun of Horton and calling him crazy for speaking to a speck of dust. No one believed that the Who's resided on the dust speck no matter how hard he tried to convince them, and the fact that no one else's ears could hear the Who's didn't help either. One day birds snatch the clover and run off, taking with it the speck of dust and all the Who's. The birds drop the clover into a field of a million more, and Horton searches for hours and hours before finding the Who's. Everyone still thinks that Horton has lost his mind for talking to this dust speck until he gets a brilliant idea. He tells the mayor of Whoville to have every single Who holler, scream, and make as much noise as they possibly can. Their voices are finally heard by Horton's friends and everyone sees that he isn't crazy after all.
My favorite as a child and my brothers favorite too!
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