[2014] Madison Mower: Horton Hears A Who

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[2014] Madison Mower: Horton Hears A Who

Author & Illustrator: Dr. Seuss

Self EsteemI believe this book will boost self-esteem. It teaches you that you are worth something. It doesn’t matter what religion, race, size, age you are; you are worth something. And in the Whos’ case their life is more important than the mauling that Horton endures. Horton puts up with all the adversity because he believes in the Whos and tries to bring awareness to the other animals of Nool. It is important that we have people like Horton to help keep the smaller people safe.

This book takes place in both the Jungle of Nool where Horton is trying to save the people of Whoville, and the actual Whoville where the people are trying to prove their existence.

Horton the ElephantSour KangarooYoung KangarooWhovillle MayorWickersham BrothersVlad Vlad-i-koffJo-jo

Horton Hears a Who

Problem, conflict


What you think about the Book?

While Horton is swimming on the 15th of May in the cool of the pool he hears a small scream whisk by his ear. After determining where it came from, he sets out on a quest to seve the people thtat are on the small speck. After earing about Hortons quest, Horton expriences problems from other Jungle inhabitants. The Sour Kangaroo then trys to get rid of the speck with the help of Vlad. The people of Whoville have to then try to prove their exsistence to the small ears of the rest of the jungle.

The people of Whollville prove their exsistence by gathering everyone and making as much noise as they could. With the final "Yopp" from Jo-Jo Whoville is saaved from certain death.

I believe this is an appropriate book for students. This book teaches that “a person’s a person, no matter how small.” It also teaches that through the adversity of life you have to stand up for what you believe in. You can’t back down. In the book, the Kangaroo is practically a bully. She and her baby are always trying to pull Horton back at every corner. They enlist the help of other characters, such as Vlad and the Wickersham brothers, to take away something that Horton believes strongly in. This book relates a lot back to school where people are put down and bullied because they have a certain faith, they dress a certain way, or they act a certain way. The students need to understand that they are a person, and they have worth; and that is what this book teaches. It also teaches that your voice is important. What you have to say could change the world. In the story the “small shirker Jo-Jo” was the voice that was needed to break through the sound barrier and help save Horton and their lives. All the needed was his “Yopp” and their entire world was saved from a boiling pot of water. Ideas no matter how big or small could change the way people think and do things in our society. But people today are fearful of expressing these ideas because they’ll be told they are stupid or be made fun of.

Lifestyle/socio-economic status depicted in the book:To me it seemed that the Kangaroo and other animals are the upper class that dominate and control the lower classes. The Whos represent the lower class. The book is putting forth the opinion that a person is a person whether they are in the lower class or the upper class. They should all be equally represented and treated. The Whos work for a living, have families, and provide for their families; although they do all the same things as the jungle animals they are not as big and don’t make as much money so they are not as important. This happens in our society today where people feelo they zare better because they have more money than the people in the lower classes.


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