Horton hatches the egg is a childrens book written and illustrated by theodor geisel under the pen name dr seuss and published in 1940 by random housethe book tells the story of horton the elephant who is tricked into sitting on a birds egg while its mother mayzie takes a permanent vacation to palm beachhorton endures a number of hardships but persists often stating i meant what i . An elephants faithful one hundred percent dr seuss created a few very memorable characters over the course of his many picture books and horton the elephant is certainly one of them he made his first appearance in horton hatches the egg i loved this book as a kid and i find it holds up just as well now. Horton hatches the egg is the first book to feature two of seusss better known characters horton the elephant and mayzie la bird it was his fifth book published in 1940 this book sold more copies than any he had written thus far the story focuses on the benefits of diligence and. Part of the dr seusss horton collection boxed set horton hears a who and horton hatches the egg 2 book series due to its large file size this book may take longer to download click to open popover. Horton hatches the egg was the first horton written by dr seuss and won the lewis carroll shelf award in 1958 my take horton hatches the egg was the first horton written and i can thoroughly understand why this is considered a classic the rhythm of reading perked me up no end and i adored the illustrations
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