Horton Hatches the Egg (Dr. Seuss Classic Collection)

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9780001957404: Horton Hatches the Egg (Dr. Seuss Classic Collection)

This classic collection brings tother Dr Seuss's zaniest stories, silliest rhymes and craziest stories for young readers everywhere.

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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 suspect 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. (Ages 2 to 7) --Richard Farr


“Dr Seuss ignites a child’s imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses.”
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Seuss, Dr.
Published by P R BOOKS (1998)
ISBN 10: 0001957406 ISBN 13: 9780001957404
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
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(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description P R BOOKS, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0001957406

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