Horton Hatches the Egg – Dr. Suss (Theodor Seuss Geisel)

Horton Hatches the Egg is wonderful tale for adults and kids alike that concerns an elephant named Horton, who is convinced by an irresponsible (villainous a deadbeat parent?) bird named Maysie to sit on her egg while she takes a short “break” which lasts four months…

The absurd sight of an elephant sitting atop a tree makes quite a scene. Horton is laughed at by his jungle friends, exposed to the elements, captured by hunters, forced to endure a terrible sea voyage, and finally placed in a traveling circus. When the egg hatches, the creature that emerges is a cross between Horton and Maysie, and Horton and the baby are returned to the jungle.

The book has a lot of messages sticking through to the end, facing your fears, patience and persistence . . . a lot of patience and persistence.

Horton Hatches the Egg - Theodor Seuss Geisel or simply Dr. Seuss

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