Horton Hears a Who


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This book has been reviewed by Focus on the Family’s marriage and parenting magazine.

Plot Summary

Horton, an elephant, hears the small voice of a Who coming from a speck of dust. Although no one else hears the voice, Horton vows to protect the small community. Other creatures try to destroy the dust speck until they eventually hear the residents of Who-ville, too.

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Author treats parental role with support and respect.

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Dr. Seuss was a winner of a 1984 Pulitzer Prize and author/illustrator of 44 children’s books that continue to be bestsellers, even after his death.

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