Friday, March 30, 2018

Bedtime Story: Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss

Read for: Children's Book Challenge & Dr. Seuss Month

Synopsis: "Meet Horton the elephant, one of the most commendable heroes in children’s books. 
“I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. . . . 
An elephant’s faithful, one hundred per cent!” 
Horton is kind and trustworthy, but unfortunately, the lazy bird Mayzie takes advantage of his good nature when she leaves Horton to watch her unhatched egg. Told with Dr. Seuss’s signature rhymes and trademark illustrations, this is a tale that will be enjoyed over and over, by reader and listener alike."

My Review: Horton has always been one of my favorite characters from Dr. Seuss and it was exciting to share him with Munchkin. I love this story and how Horton is so dedicated to what he committed to do. There is obviously a great rhythm and rhyme to this story but there is a lot less of the made up words that can really hang you up when reading aloud. The best part is how Horton is rewarded for his time and effort. Munchkin has decided that this is his favorite Dr. Seuss story so far.

My Rating: This is one that I adore and am so glad Munchkin does too, it has the same rhyme as the other Dr. Seuss books but without as many tongue twisters or made up words.  We give it a rating of Four Paws and a Stump Wag!

Good Night! Sweet Dreams!


  1. This book holds a special place in my heart. I loved it when I was little. My dad would read it to me.

    1. Dr. Seuss books do tend to connect with some great memories, especially over several generations. I love that about these books.