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Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss

Updated on October 3, 2013

Horton Hatches the Egg - Dr. Seuss's Elephant is the Best Parent Ever

Horton Hatches the Egg was one of Dr. Seuss's very first books, and the first one to introduce us to Horton - the most loyal and true elephant ever.

The story starts as big Horton meets a lazy Mayzie bird, bored with sitting on her egg. She tricks Horton into sitting on the egg for a little while........AND SHE ESCAPES TO PALM BEACH.

What is Horton to do? The story unwinds as the faithful elephant finds a way to sit on the egg without crushing it - and sits, and sits and sits. He goes through being captured and kidnapped and placed in a circus - all loyally siting on the egg?

What will happen when the egg hatches? Will he get to keep the little one? All is described in this delightful Dr. Seuss book.

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Horton Hatches the Egg [Hardcover]

Can an elephant hatch an egg?

Absolutely!

If it it the loyal, lovable Horton that is.

Horton Hatches the Egg is a story that every child should hear: of loyalty and keeping promises, and of caring more about others than oneself. Dr. Seuss knew how to inspire kids rather than preaching to them.

Horton Hatches the Egg is one of Dr. Seuss't best books, and the economical price on Amazon means it should be in every child's library.

Then Horton the Elephant smiled. "Now that's that ......

and he sat

and he sat

and he sat

And he sat all that day.

And he kept the egg warm.

And he sat all that night

Through a terrible storm

Horton Hits Amazon - Find the big elephant There!

Horton Hears a Who! (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Horton Hears a Who! (Two-Disc Special Edition)

Watch Horton in this Delightful movie with the voices of Jim Carrey and Carol Burnett.

 
Horton Hears a Who!
Horton Hears a Who!

What can Horton do with those big ears? Why he can hear tiny little Who's and keep them from extinction! Horton is a hero again!

 
Horton Closeup, Poster Print , 12 x 12
Horton Closeup, Poster Print , 12 x 12

Premium Poster of Horton, lovingly Holding a Who

 
Dr. Seuss Horton Hatches the Egg/If I Ran the Circus [VHS]
Dr. Seuss Horton Hatches the Egg/If I Ran the Circus [VHS]

This version of Horton Hatches the Egg is absolutely delightful: narrated here by Billy Crystal.

The second Dr. Seuss classic is If I Ran the Circus - a classic tale of Morris McGurkus, who imagines a magnificient Circus McGurkus - with horn playing apes and zoo creatures that only Dr. Seuss could come up with. On VHS.

 

Horton Hatches the Egg

Here is a cute home-made movie of Horton Hatches the Egg.

Also, Horton Hatches the Egg was put out as a cartoon by Merrie Melodies in 1942. It is really wonderful: funny, great colors, cartooning done right, if you can ever find it - check it out.

Horton acted out!

Horton Hatches the Egg read by a narrator.

Here is the Spanish version of the Merrie Melodies episode.

They laughed and they laughed. Then they all ran away.

And Horton was lonely. He wanted to play.

But he sat on the egg and continued to say: "I meant what I said

And I said what I meant........ An elephant's faithful One hundred per cent!

But while Horton sat there

So faithful, so kind

Three Hunters came Sneaking

Up softly Behind!

He heard the Men's Footsteps!

He turned with a start!

Three rifles were aiming

Right straight at his heart!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yes. This is all very cute. I loved the video and I remember really liking Dr. Seuss as a kid.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      @dcosmato lm: Mine too!

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      dcosmato lm 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens! My kids and now my grandson were raised and learned to read with Dr. Seuss books. Horton and the Grinch are two of our favorites characters.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I loved reading these books out loud when my kids were little. They loved them too! :)