Horton Hatches The Egg
- Number of Pages: 64
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
It's the talk of the jungle when an elephant hatches an egg. Extravagant nonsense and rollicking verse.
Poor Horton. an elephant-bird. Little does Horton know that Maysie is setting off for a permanent vacation in Palm Springs. (" They taunted. Old Horton the Elephant thinks he's a bird! Horton Hatches the Egg contains some of Theodor Geisel's most inspired verse and a couple of of his best-ever illustrations, the dated style of which only accentuates their energy and charm. They yelled 'How Absurd! They teased him. 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 pals. (Ages 2 to 7) --Richard Farr A book no childhood ought to be without. 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. ' ") Further indignities await, but Horton has the patience of Job--from whose story this one clearly derives--and he is rewarded inside the end by the surprise birth of.
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