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Simplified Chinese and English Bilingual edition of Dr Seuss: Horton Hatches The Egg Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

30 review for Horton Hatches The Egg

  1. 4 out of 5

    Archit

    They say an elephant's word is the most trustworthy word in the world. Horton, our gigantic animal, agrees to hatch the lazy bird's egg. Zany it might seem but he manages to prop himself up and come what may, does not leave the fort. Not until the bird will return. Only that the bird does not return until very long. Until it's too late and a new mutated being is born. Dr. Seuss and his imaginations run at a berserk pace. They say an elephant's word is the most trustworthy word in the world. Horton, our gigantic animal, agrees to hatch the lazy bird's egg. Zany it might seem but he manages to prop himself up and come what may, does not leave the fort. Not until the bird will return. Only that the bird does not return until very long. Until it's too late and a new mutated being is born. Dr. Seuss and his imaginations run at a berserk pace.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Ahmad Sharabiani

    Horton Hatches the Egg, Dr. Seuss The book tells the story of Horton the Elephant, who is tricked into sitting on a bird's egg while its mother, Mayzie, takes a permanent vacation to Palm Beach. The book centers on Horton, a genial elephant, who is convinced by Mayzie, a lazy, irresponsible bird, to sit on her egg while she takes a short "break", which turns into her permanent relocation to Palm Beach. Horton Hatches the Egg is a children's book written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel under the Horton Hatches the Egg, Dr. Seuss The book tells the story of Horton the Elephant, who is tricked into sitting on a bird's egg while its mother, Mayzie, takes a permanent vacation to Palm Beach. The book centers on Horton, a genial elephant, who is convinced by Mayzie, a lazy, irresponsible bird, to sit on her egg while she takes a short "break", which turns into her permanent relocation to Palm Beach. Horton Hatches the Egg is a children's book written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel under the pen name Dr. Seuss and published in 1940 by Random House. عنوانها: فیل فداکار؛ هورتون جوجه از تخم درمیآورد؛ نوشته: سوس (زویس)؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز سیزدهم ماه سپتامبر سال 2005 میلادی عنوان: فیل فداکار؛ نوشته: سوس (زویس)؛ مترجم: فریبا عرفانی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، شب پره، 1383، 29 ص ، مصور، شابک: 9649448764؛ موضوع: شعر کودکان از نویسندگان امریکایی - سده 20 م عنوان: هورتون جوجه از تخم درمیآورد؛ اثر: زویس (سوس)؛ مترجم: رضی هیرمندی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، افق، کتابهای بنفشه، 1383، 64 ص ، مصور رنگی، شابک: 9643692590؛ موضوع: شعر کودکان، داستانهای حیوانات، داستانهای تخیلی، داستانهای ماجرایی تئودور سوس گایزل: مشهور به دکتر سوس (متولد روز دوم ماه مارس سال 1904 میلادی، درگذشته روز بیست و چهارم ماه سپتامبر سال 1991 میلادی)، داستان‌نویس آمریکایی کودکان بودند. تلفظ نام ایشان به زبان آلمانی «زویس» است؛ معروفترین کتابهای ایشان، با عنوانهای: «تخم مرغ‌های سبز و گوشت (1960 میلادی)»، «گربه کلاه‌ به‌ سر (1957 میلادی)»، «یک ماهی دو ماهی ماهی قرمز ماهی آبی»، «هورتون تخم می‌گذارد»، «هورتون صدایی می‌شنود (1950 میلادی)» و «چطور گرینچ کریسمس را دزدید (1957 میلادی)» منتشر شده اند. ا. شربیانی

  3. 5 out of 5

    [Shai] Bibliophage

    This is my favorite story of Dr. Seuss because it teaches young readers and reminds adults to be true to one's word. A very simple lesson to learn or to keep in mind, but the impact of not remembering is tremendous. This is my favorite story of Dr. Seuss because it teaches young readers and reminds adults to be true to one's word. A very simple lesson to learn or to keep in mind, but the impact of not remembering is tremendous.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Rachel Maniacup

    Oooh! I love this book 100%! I love the writing and the rhyming, I love the picture graphics, I love the story,and I love how it gives you a moral lesson. And I sure am gonna read this over and over to my cute little boy!^^ Many thanks to Anne,who inspired me to read this and who is celebrating her birthday tomorrow( October 26)! HAPPY BIRTHDAY,my friend! Miss you,sweetie!^^ [image error] Oooh! I love this book 100%! I love the writing and the rhyming, I love the picture graphics, I love the story,and I love how it gives you a moral lesson. And I sure am gonna read this over and over to my cute little boy!^^ Many thanks to Anne,who inspired me to read this and who is celebrating her birthday tomorrow( October 26)! HAPPY BIRTHDAY,my friend! Miss you,sweetie!^^ [image error]

  5. 5 out of 5

    Pooja

    In Horton Hatches the Egg, this lazy bird has got nothing to think about except how to plan and enjoy the vacations and holidays! So she finds someone who can do hatching for her, and then our immense, mighty, kind and faithful elephant, Horton comes into picture and agrees to help her go on holidays, by sitting on her egg on the top of a tree. He bears all the hateful comments and mockery of other animals. Hunters try to take him down the tree and all the other tormenting things happen to him. Bu In Horton Hatches the Egg, this lazy bird has got nothing to think about except how to plan and enjoy the vacations and holidays! So she finds someone who can do hatching for her, and then our immense, mighty, kind and faithful elephant, Horton comes into picture and agrees to help her go on holidays, by sitting on her egg on the top of a tree. He bears all the hateful comments and mockery of other animals. Hunters try to take him down the tree and all the other tormenting things happen to him. But will his hardship serve him the best? Will he hatch the eggs as the title says? That we we will find out Archit, on our next read. :*

  6. 5 out of 5

    E

    It's impossible for me to have a favorite Dr. Seuss book, but this one gives some stiff competition. Whenever I read it to my nursery school English classes, I ask the kids to whom the egg ultimately belongs right before the baby hatches. The younger kids in the class (2 to 3 years old) almost always say the egg belongs to the bird because eggs belong with birds. The older kids (4 to 5) say the egg belongs to the elephant because he took care of it. An interesting revelation as to how kids appro It's impossible for me to have a favorite Dr. Seuss book, but this one gives some stiff competition. Whenever I read it to my nursery school English classes, I ask the kids to whom the egg ultimately belongs right before the baby hatches. The younger kids in the class (2 to 3 years old) almost always say the egg belongs to the bird because eggs belong with birds. The older kids (4 to 5) say the egg belongs to the elephant because he took care of it. An interesting revelation as to how kids approach the world at different stages as they try to make sense of it.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Hirdesh

    "Wow, What a cute poem with intense meaning. I loved it, I loved it. Great to be reading."

  8. 5 out of 5

    Mariah Roze

    I am currently reading a lot of Dr. Seus books. They enjoyed this book. "Everyone laughs when Horton the Elephant offers to sit on Mayzie bird's egg while she goes on holiday. Horton's kindness and faithfulness are sorely tested when he, and the egg, are kidnapped and sold to a circus - but his reward for being faithful is more wonderful than he could ever have dreamed!"

  9. 4 out of 5

    Ronyell

    "Horton Hatches the Egg" is one of Dr. Seuss' most memorable classics as it stars everyone's favorite elephant, Horton! This time, Horton has his hands full as he tries his best to take care of a lazy bird named Mayzie's egg while she goes off to take a vacation. Unfortunately, hunters come in the jungle and they got Horton trapped! Will Horton get out of this dangerous predicament and still protect Mayzie's egg? Read the story to find out! Dr. Seuss had done a great job at both illustrating and "Horton Hatches the Egg" is one of Dr. Seuss' most memorable classics as it stars everyone's favorite elephant, Horton! This time, Horton has his hands full as he tries his best to take care of a lazy bird named Mayzie's egg while she goes off to take a vacation. Unfortunately, hunters come in the jungle and they got Horton trapped! Will Horton get out of this dangerous predicament and still protect Mayzie's egg? Read the story to find out! Dr. Seuss had done a great job at both illustrating and writing this book. What was so unique about this book were the illustrations. The main colors used for the images were blue, black, white and red, which makes the book extremely creative as few books use only three or four colors to color the images. Horton the elephant always wore a smile on his face, despite his horrendous situation, making him a truly innocent and friendly animal. A great trait that this book has shown is how loyal and determine Horton is as he was willing to take care of Mayzie's egg and he refused to let anyone tease him about taking care of the egg since he wanted to follow on his word that he will take good care of the egg. The only problem this book has, in terms of if it is appropriate for children, is that Mayzie was being selfish around Horton and she refused to take responsibility for taking care of her egg at the expense of Horton. But, don't worry, Mayzie's irresponsible actions are shown in a negative light and the story strongly encourages children to be more responsible and to not follow Mayzie's example of irresponsibility. "Horton Hatches the Egg" is truly a memorable classic about the importance of being loyal and keeping your promise to people and this book will easily be an instant hit for children everywhere. I would recommend this book to children ages four and up since there is nothing inappropriate in this book unless you count Mayzie's irresponsible behavior being unsuitable for children to learn from. Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  10. 5 out of 5

    Kelley

    Read to a classroom of first graders The kids knew all about "Horton Hears a Who" but they didn't know "Horton Hatches the Egg". This is still one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books. Maisy talks Horton the Elephant into sitting on her egg because it's just too much work. Of course, Maisy flies away and doesn't intend to come back. Meanwhile, Horton sits on her egg for 51 weeks because, "I meant what a said and I said what I meant, an elephant's faithful 100 percent". The kids love that no matter what Read to a classroom of first graders The kids knew all about "Horton Hears a Who" but they didn't know "Horton Hatches the Egg". This is still one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books. Maisy talks Horton the Elephant into sitting on her egg because it's just too much work. Of course, Maisy flies away and doesn't intend to come back. Meanwhile, Horton sits on her egg for 51 weeks because, "I meant what a said and I said what I meant, an elephant's faithful 100 percent". The kids love that no matter what happens, Horton doesn't leave his egg. They also got really angry when Maisy tried to take the egg back as it began to hatch! In the end, faithfulness and honoring one's word wins the day!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ginny Messina

    One of Dr Seuss's earliest books, and for me, his all-time best. I adore Horton! His determined goodness and those wonderful expressions on his dear face. I still read this several times a year and never fail to be pleased that things work out well for Horton in the end. And clearly Dr Seuss was ahead of his time; as it turns out, research into their lives in the wild reveals that elephants are indeed faithful (one hundred percent).

  12. 4 out of 5

    monica ♪

    Cute and beautiful story that will teach the children to be a faithful person, just like Horton. Love it ♥

  13. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl

    A childhood favorite. I'd forgotten, though the end, where Mayzie wants the hatchling back. Now I see that it's a great adoption metaphor as well as a lesson on keeping one's promises despite the courage and endurance sometimes necessary to do so. Too bad the very ending is so unrealistic - the humans would be even more keen to keep Horton and the special hatchling back than they would to let them go back to their home. I have to take off almost half a star for that (even though I don't see any A childhood favorite. I'd forgotten, though the end, where Mayzie wants the hatchling back. Now I see that it's a great adoption metaphor as well as a lesson on keeping one's promises despite the courage and endurance sometimes necessary to do so. Too bad the very ending is so unrealistic - the humans would be even more keen to keep Horton and the special hatchling back than they would to let them go back to their home. I have to take off almost half a star for that (even though I don't see any other way to end the book as it's for children). Still, if you've never read this or have forgotten it, go do so right now.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Sandra BASIC

    Cute story in rhyme, how Horton the elephant sit on the egg :)

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kate

    A fun and quirky typical Dr. Seuss book, focusing on themes of determination and sticking to one’s word.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Cynthia

    One of my favorite children’s books. I love the cadence behind the prose and the silly premise of the story. A must read in its genre!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Kara Roberts

    Poor Horton. Dr. Seuss's kindly elephant is persuaded to sit on an egg while its mother, the good-for-nothing bird lazy Maysie, takes a break. Little does Horton know that Maysie is setting off for a permanent vacation in Palm Springs. He waits, and waits, never leaving his precarious branch, even through a freezing winter and a spring that's punctuated by the insults of his friends. ("They taunted. They teased him. They yelled 'How Absurd! Old Horton the Elephant thinks he's a bird!'") Further Poor Horton. Dr. Seuss's kindly elephant is persuaded to sit on an egg while its mother, the good-for-nothing bird lazy Maysie, takes a break. Little does Horton know that Maysie is setting off for a permanent vacation in Palm Springs. He waits, and waits, never leaving his precarious branch, even through a freezing winter and a spring that's punctuated by the insults of his friends. ("They taunted. They teased him. They yelled 'How Absurd! Old Horton the Elephant thinks he's a bird!'") Further indignities await, but Horton has the patience of Job--from whose story this one clearly derives--and he is rewarded in the end by the surprise birth of... an elephant-bird. Horton Hatches the Egg contains some of Theodor Geisel's most inspired verse and some of his best-ever illustrations, the dated style of which only accentuates their power and charm. A book no childhood should be without. I will use this book in my classroom when we talk about poetry, Dr. Seuss, and many vocabulary words. When talking about poetry and rhyme I will discuss about the patterns that Dr. Seuss's use, ex. ababa,cdcd. This will give students an example of what they should try to do when assigned a poetry assignment. Dr. Seuss's birthday is nationally celebrated and it will be exciting to read many of his books during this month. This one will be a very funny, cute, and interesting book to read in class. One vocabulary word that I would like to talk about in this book would be 'faithful'. I believe that Horton shows the read exactly what that word means. I think kids would like to be taught vocabulary with a book like this. When learning is fun it is worth the work. I will use this book in my classroom.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Gerry

    How can one not like Dr Seuss? In this typically zany tale, Horton the elephant agrees to look after lazy Mayzie's egg and once Horton has committed to a task, he sticks to it - come what may. Once Mayzie has persuaded Horton to sit on the egg in the nest at the top of the tree, she departs for a holiday in Palm Beach where she is pictured soaking up the sun, having a wonderful rest and determined never to go back to her nest. So that leaves Horton trying to overcome all obstacles, including some h How can one not like Dr Seuss? In this typically zany tale, Horton the elephant agrees to look after lazy Mayzie's egg and once Horton has committed to a task, he sticks to it - come what may. Once Mayzie has persuaded Horton to sit on the egg in the nest at the top of the tree, she departs for a holiday in Palm Beach where she is pictured soaking up the sun, having a wonderful rest and determined never to go back to her nest. So that leaves Horton trying to overcome all obstacles, including some hunters who wish to shoot him down. But eventually he, the tree and the nest are commandeered for a travelling circus in which he becomes the star attraction. New York, Boston, Kalamazoo, Washington too and plenty of other places are visited. And then the show lands in Palm Beach. When settled at Palm Beach the circus is espied by Mayzie who zooms down to have a close look. She spots Horton, recognises him and ironically, while with him, the egg begins to hatch. Horton shouts, 'My egg, why, it's hatching!' But Mayzie suddenly becomes parental again and exclaims that it is her egg. Then the surprise occurs, the egg hatches and the baby is a spit image of Horton, which prompts the spectators to shout, 'My word, it's an elephant-bird!' So Horton was sent home, very proudly and became a happy parent. What happened to Mayzie, we will never know!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Lorraine Ryan

    This is an exciting book to capture a child’s imagination and is written by the great Dr. Seuss. I would recommend it for children aged 4-7 years as it would teach them in a fun way, the importance of keeping your word and looking out for people who are in need. Mayzie, a very lazy bird persuades Horton, an elephant, to sit on her egg to help her hatch it, while she takes a well earned rest . But what Horton doesn’t know is she is headed for a very long break to the Palm Springs. I loved the fac This is an exciting book to capture a child’s imagination and is written by the great Dr. Seuss. I would recommend it for children aged 4-7 years as it would teach them in a fun way, the importance of keeping your word and looking out for people who are in need. Mayzie, a very lazy bird persuades Horton, an elephant, to sit on her egg to help her hatch it, while she takes a well earned rest . But what Horton doesn’t know is she is headed for a very long break to the Palm Springs. I loved the fact that Dr. Seuss makes the reader believe that elephants can climb trees, a nest can hold an elephants weight and an egg won’t break when they sit on it!! As he finds himself on a series of adventures; a sea voyage and a travelling circus, Horton refuses to leave the egg unattended. He claims to stick by his word "I meant what I said and I said what I meant, And an elephant's faithful, one hundred per cent!”. Horton grows very attached to this precious egg but then finds himself face to face with Mayzie, who wants her egg back , however when the egg hatches out comes an elephant bird. Who will keep this strange creature??Get reading to find out! A book with excellent verses you will enjoy reading out.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Cynthia

    I love this book. It is an all time favorite for me. This book conveys the importance of integratiy if the face of adversity. This book shows that different isn't bad and despite the challenge of being or doing something that is outside the relms of what is expected that the result of doing this with integrity and dilligence should result in the new beginings of acceptance. It should be...It should be..... It should be like that....but it is classified as a children's story.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jason

    A wonderful rhyming story featuring laziness, elephants in trees, hunters, a circus and some confusing genetics. We liked this story, you really feel sorry for Horton, tricked into doing something that isn't natural for him, but he is an elephant and we all know elephants always keep their word.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Andd Becker

    Plenty of action! Compare and contrast the illustrations with pictures in later books. See the progression. Nice twist at the end!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Brittany (Brittany's Book Rambles)

    Probably my favorite of all the Dr. Seuss books.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Cynda

    My mother read this to us. And I read it to my son. We love Sueas in y family.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Muriel

    On the eve of the 8th month since my father's death, my partner read this book aloud to our 12-week-old daughter. He didn't know this, perhaps, but I did. I remember every month and the day goes by very slowly. I can still recite the intro to this book as I did with my dad when I was a kid. He would prompt me with the first line, and off I would go - "I'm tired and I'm bored, and I've got kinks in my legs!" We would do this until I thought I was too old, too cool, too annoyed by my father. Now, I On the eve of the 8th month since my father's death, my partner read this book aloud to our 12-week-old daughter. He didn't know this, perhaps, but I did. I remember every month and the day goes by very slowly. I can still recite the intro to this book as I did with my dad when I was a kid. He would prompt me with the first line, and off I would go - "I'm tired and I'm bored, and I've got kinks in my legs!" We would do this until I thought I was too old, too cool, too annoyed by my father. Now, I just wish he could read it aloud to his granddaughter, just once. So I could hear him again, just once more. But, so far, our daughter seems intrigued by this story. She will stare at the pages, or our faces, as we read and maybe one day, she'll recite it back to me when I prompt her. We'll laugh and laugh, until she's too cool for us too.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Amy "the book-bat"

    love Horton

  27. 4 out of 5

    Matthew

    While reading this book I could have sworn that I read this book but could never find a memory of the book or even opening it until I realized that I saw the short film version created by Warner Bros. I loved watching that cartoon and now I realize that its based off from none other than Dr. Seuss. This book receives all the stars it deserves because the storyline was adorable, the illustrations were on point, and the rhyming scheme was perfect. I believe Dr. Seuss is one of the best ways of intr While reading this book I could have sworn that I read this book but could never find a memory of the book or even opening it until I realized that I saw the short film version created by Warner Bros. I loved watching that cartoon and now I realize that its based off from none other than Dr. Seuss. This book receives all the stars it deserves because the storyline was adorable, the illustrations were on point, and the rhyming scheme was perfect. I believe Dr. Seuss is one of the best ways of introducing poetry to children and the funny part is that kids do not realize they are reading poetry or that they are actually learning something through a children's book. I really believe that adults should read Dr. Seuss more often regardless if they have kids or not. We are introduced to the famous Horton the Elephant. One day while cruising the jungle, he meets a female bird name Mayzie who has recently just laid an egg but practically does not want to take care of it so she persuades Horton to take care of for a few hours so she may rest. At first Horton is reluctant but finally gives in but unfortunately Mayzie tricked him and decides to visit Palm Beach for a whole year. Meanwhile Horton is clueless when the mother will come back and will do whatever it takes to protect the egg regardless of the situation that come into play. I really enjoyed this story and it brought back wonderful memories of my childhood. I didn't know until now that Dr. Seuss uses the same characters or places throughout his many works and if you want to see more Horton action then you should check the sequel which is Horton Hears a Who!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Kathy Davie

    Horton Hatches the Egg was the first Horton written by Dr. Seuss and won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1958. My Take Horton Hatches the Egg was the first Horton written, and I can thoroughly understand why this is considered a classic. The rhythm of reading perked me up no end, and I adored the illustrations. Simple, spare, with lots of humor. Aww, I love it! I'm finally getting to the source of those quotes I've been hearing all my life! "I meant what I said And I said what I meant… An elephant's Horton Hatches the Egg was the first Horton written by Dr. Seuss and won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1958. My Take Horton Hatches the Egg was the first Horton written, and I can thoroughly understand why this is considered a classic. The rhythm of reading perked me up no end, and I adored the illustrations. Simple, spare, with lots of humor. Aww, I love it! I'm finally getting to the source of those quotes I've been hearing all my life! "I meant what I said And I said what I meant… An elephant's faithful One hundred per cent."Seuss does a great job telling this story with the rhymes flowing easily, making it a comfortable read about perseverance and holding to one's promise, no matter what with the blossom of fulfillment at the end. The Characters Horton is a white elephant who cares. Mayzie is quite the lazy mama bird. Hunters who see a good thing. Circus people who do a good thing. The Cover and Title The cover has a bright green background with a white elephant perching on an orange nest set in the crook of a tree which had to be propped up. Below him is a black silhouette of grassy ground and white clouds in the sky with the title in orange as is the author's name tucked into the black ground. The title is what he does, Horton Hatches the Egg as he does what he said.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    As an adoptive mom, I found the charge that the birth-mother was lazy and greedy difficult to stomach. In this case Maysie completely abandoned the egg to someone with no idea if it was a good caregiver and then takes off. Not a good parent, but certainly NOT representative of all parents who place their kids for adoption. I could see my son's questions forming as we read it: why would she abandon her egg? Why couldn't she take care of the egg? (in his head: why couldn't my mom take care of me? As an adoptive mom, I found the charge that the birth-mother was lazy and greedy difficult to stomach. In this case Maysie completely abandoned the egg to someone with no idea if it was a good caregiver and then takes off. Not a good parent, but certainly NOT representative of all parents who place their kids for adoption. I could see my son's questions forming as we read it: why would she abandon her egg? Why couldn't she take care of the egg? (in his head: why couldn't my mom take care of me? And "because she was lazy and stupid" is not the answer in his case at all!) Had his own first mother ever wanted him back? Had she been denied access to him by us? (No, and she never would be!) Why did that bird look like Horton when that's not how it works? While Horton's efforts and trials and feeling like we were constantly on display to be judged are certainly a reminder of the parade of work we went through to complete our adoption, in the end this was just painful. I love Seuss and we have an entire shelf of Seuss books and hardly a day passes without reading something Seuss, but this isn't one of them. I worry about the implied message it gives people about adoption and that some kids may be internalizing the idea that adopted kids must all have "lazy good-for-nothing" birth parents.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Aaron Campling

    This is a lovely book by Dr. Seuss. Wanting to take a break, the lazy bird, Maysie convinces Horton to sit on her egg and wait for it to hatch. Unbeknown to Horton however, is that Maysie's 'break' consists of setting off for a permanent vacation in Palm Springs. Horton waits and waits, sitting there through all sorts of weather. He is laughed at ("They taunted. They teased him. They yelled 'How Absurd! Old Horton the Elephant thinks he's a bird!'"), and is even shot at by hunters! Horton shows This is a lovely book by Dr. Seuss. Wanting to take a break, the lazy bird, Maysie convinces Horton to sit on her egg and wait for it to hatch. Unbeknown to Horton however, is that Maysie's 'break' consists of setting off for a permanent vacation in Palm Springs. Horton waits and waits, sitting there through all sorts of weather. He is laughed at ("They taunted. They teased him. They yelled 'How Absurd! Old Horton the Elephant thinks he's a bird!'"), and is even shot at by hunters! Horton shows how much of a patient character he is, and he is rewarded in the end by the unexpected birth of an elephant-bird. I am a real fan of Dr Seuss, so I enjoyed this story very much. Horton Hatches the Egg is also a very enjoyable book for children to read individually or for a teacher to read aloud to their class. The fantastic blend of rhyme, rhythm and repetition mean that this story is suitable not only for children who are in the early stages of reading, but also those who are very confident. As well as having a fantastic story and beautiful illustrations, Horton Hatches the Egg paths the way to discussion on the idea of parenthood and what makes a good mother. The story also touches on the importance of patience and how we should treat people. This book would therefore be very effective in accompanying PSHE lessons.

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