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Horton Hatches the Egg - Dr Seuss

Dr. Seuss teaches kids responsibility in Horton Hatches the Egg(Classic Seuss Hardcover). The picture book has sixty-four pages. It is for children between four and eight-years-old(ages 4-8). Dr. Seuss read-aloud book in rhyme contains his trademark whimsical characters.

Horton is an elephant. A loving, faithful elephant. Mayzie is a bird, a lazy bird hatching an egg. Lazy Mayzie asks Horton to sit on her egg, saying she will return soon. Horton agrees. Mayzie does not return. She chooses to stay in Palm Beach. Horton, takes his responsibility seriously, remains with the egg.

Dr. Seuss sketches of a large Horton sitting on the tiny egg cause kids to giggle. Children know how fragile is an egg. They know how heavy is an elephant. In addition, kids understand how absurd hatching an egg is for an elephant. Children will admire Horton’s determination to remain on the job and protect the egg despite the other animals’ taunts.

Horton Hatches the Egg has two morals. The first moral is to be responsible. The second is to take pride in one's work. They are important character building lessons for children to learn early in life. Right now, preschool and kindergarten children have two responsibilities: school and household chores. Later, responsibilities are much more major: work and family.

Share Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hatches the Egg with infants, toddlers and early elementary children. Introduce them to Dr. Seuss’s rhyming verse and zany characters. Open a discussion with them about the actions of Horton and Mayzie. Hard work and patience bring great rewards.

Dr. Seuss wrote Horton Hatches the Egg in 1940. His illustrations are not in full color. The illustrations are pen and ink drawings with red and green watercolors. Horton is also in Horton Hears a Who! It is another delightful Dr. Seuss picture book. Horton’s sense of responsibility saves the small community: Who-ville. The citizens of Who-ville return in a later juvenile Classic Dr. Seuss Hardcover, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

In Hooray for Diffendoofer Day, Dr. Seuss shares his views on education in the United States of America in his characteristc manner.

List of Dr. Seuss Classic Books
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, 1937
Bartholomew and the Oobleck, 1949
The Butter Battle Book, 1984
Cat in the Hat, 1957
Cat in the Hat Comes Back, 1958
Cat's Quizzer, The
Daisy-Head Mayzie
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? 1973
Dr. Seuss ABC, 1963
Dr. Seuss Sleep Book, 1962
The Five Hundred Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, 1938
The Foot Book, 1968
Fox in Socks, 1965
Great Day for Up! 1974
Green Eggs and Ham, 1960
Happy Birthday to You, 1959
Hop on Pop, 1963
Horton Hatches the Egg, 1940
Horton Hears a Who, 1954
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 1957
Hunches in Bunches, 1982
I Am Not Going to Get up Today!, 1987
I Can Draw It Myself: By Me, Myself with a Little Help from My Friend Dr. Seuss, 1970
I Can Lick Thirty Tigers Today & Other Stories, 1969
I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!, 1978
I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, 1992
If I Ran the Circus, 1956
If I Ran the Zoo, 1950
King's Stilts, 1939
The Lorax, 1971
McElligot's Pool, 1947
Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now, 1972
Mister Brown Can Moo, Can You, 1970
My Book About Me, 1969
Oh, Say Can You Say?, 1979
Oh, the Places You'll Go!, 1990
Oh! The Thinks You Can Think!, 1975
On Beyond Zebra, 1955
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, 1960
Scrambled Eggs Super!, 1953
The Seven Lady Godivas, 1987
Shape Of Me And Other Stuff, 1973
Sneetches And Other Stories, 1969
There's a Wocket in My Pocket! 1974
Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose, 1948
Wet Pet, Dry Pet, Your Pet, My Pet
Yertle the Turtle & Other Stories, 1958
You're Only Old Once

1 comment:

  1. beautiful book this one
    and truth is beauty