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Horton Hatches the Egg

Horton Hatches the Egg

by Dr. Seuss

When a lazy bird hatching an egg wants a vacation, she asks Horton, the elephant, to sit on her egg, which he does through all sorts of hazards until he is rewarded for doing what he said he would.

It's the talk of the jungle when the elephant hatches an egg. Extravagant nonsense and rollicking verse.

Ages
5, 6, 7
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
3.6
Lexile Measure
460L
Publisher
Random House Children's Books
Number of Pages
64
Genre
Comedy and Humor, Poetry, Songs, Verse

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising. Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped kids learn to read.

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