Yellow back books - Ideal for fluent readers, and great fun for practising reading aloud. They also make wonderful bedtime stories for younger children. When faithful Horton agrees to look after lazy Mayzie's egg, he determines to face up to his responsibilities - whatever it may cost him!
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Illus. in color by the author. It's the talk of the jungle when an elephant
hatches an egg. Extravagant nonsense and rollicking verse.
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
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001921745
Book Description HarperCollins Childrens Books, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # 1975491
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # FPS0007767552VG
Book Description HarperCollins Children's Books, 2006. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP81818822
Book Description Harper Collins Childrens Books, UK, 2006. Decorative Boards. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued. Dr Seuss (illustrator). First in This Edition. Very good clean tight book. No d/w as issued. Decorative boards. No inscriptions etc. Coloured in green red and black. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Children. Bookseller Inventory # 007990