Noah (age 8) of Oregon, 7/20/2016
In the beginning, Horton heard a voice! It was calling for help. He looked around, didn't see anyone and asked where it was. He followed the voice and found a speck of dust! The people on the speck of dust were afraid that they were going to land in the pool. He put the speck on a clover flower. Two Kangaroos (a mother with a joey) came and told him to stop his nonsense game. Horton told them that there were people on the speck who needed help and he is saving them. The kangaroos did not believe him! Then the monkeys came and did the same thing to Horton. They found an eagle to take the speck of dust away. Horton followed the eagle over the mountains. The eagle said, "I will drop this where you will not be able to find it!" The eagle dropped it in a place exactly with 3 millions flowers that looked JUST like the flower the speck of dust was on. Horton looked at them all and on the 3 millionth flower, he found the clover with the speck! If you want to read more about this story, the other half is in the book waiting for you! You should read it because at the end, all the animals believed Horton!
Me Too, Said the Little Kangaroo
Anna (age 7) of Oregon, 6/9/2016
I love this book because Horton heard a small little sound and he picked up a speck! A Kangaroo said, "I can knock this little speck down, there is nothing on it!" The little Kangaroo said, "Me, too!" (There are SO many "Me, too's!" ). No one liked the speck, but Horton. Some monkeys came by and asked him to put the speck down. A bird took the speck and flew day and night to where Horton could never find it. Horton was JUST about to give up when he found the speck. If you want to find out more about this story, you might want to read it yourself. What I like about it is that Horton is really, really nice, even when the Kangaroos and Monkeys aren't being nice to him. It always teaches you to be nice to others, even when they aren't being nice to you. Dr. Seuss always uses rhyme and he uses it in Horton Hears a Who!
Sincerelyornot of Oregon, 10/24/2011
The first pro-life kids book my mom ever read me. Horton protects a speck from being squished, then seeks it out of a huge field of dandelions when its thrown out of the jungle. The idea of Whoville possibly being on a speck of dust on a weed is classic Seuss. Dr. Seuss had some oddball books, both written by him and written in his name later, but this is one of those great, original classics you just have to have in your library.
PS The amimated tv version, in two parts