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review 2017-03-14 00:53
Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss
Horton Hatches the Egg - Dr. Seuss

Genre:  Animals / Responsibility / Drama / Family

Year Published: 1940

Year Read:  2010

Series: Horton the Elephant #1

Publisher: Random House



"Horton Hatches the Egg" is one of Dr. Seuss' most memorable classics as it stars everyone's favorite elephant, Horton! This time, Horton has his hands full as he tries his best to take care of a lazy bird named Mayzie's egg while she goes off to take a vacation. Unfortunately, hunters come in the jungle and they got Horton trapped! Will Horton get out of this dangerous predicament and still protect Mayzie's egg? Read the story to find out!

Dr. Seuss had done a great job at both illustrating and writing this book. What was so unique about this book were the illustrations. The main colors used for the images were blue, black, white and red, which makes the book extremely creative as few books use only three or four colors to color the images. Horton the elephant always wore a smile on his face, despite his horrendous situation, making him a truly innocent and friendly animal. A great trait that this book has shown is how loyal and determine Horton is as he was willing to take care of Mayzie's egg and he refused to let anyone tease him about taking care of the egg since he wanted to follow on his word that he will take good care of the egg.


The only problem this book has, in terms of if it is appropriate for children, is that Mayzie was being selfish around Horton and she refused to take responsibility for taking care of her egg at the expense of Horton. But, don't worry, Mayzie's irresponsible actions are shown in a negative light and the story strongly encourages children to be more responsible and to not follow Mayzie's example of irresponsibility.

"Horton Hatches the Egg" is truly a memorable classic about the importance of being loyal and keeping your promise to people and this book will easily be an instant hit for children everywhere. I would recommend this book to children ages four and up since there is nothing inappropriate in this book unless you count Mayzie's irresponsible behavior being unsuitable for children to learn from.

Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog


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review 2017-03-10 14:27
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish/Oh, the Thinks You Can Think/Foot Book - Dr. Seuss

This classic Dr. Seuss book is a classic rhyming book that incorporates colors and numbers. I would use this in my classroom to review colors and numbers. I would also use this book to introduce rhyming.

Lexile Level: 180L

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review 2017-03-09 19:14
Fox in Socks: Green Back Book (Dr Seuss - Green Back Book) - Dr. Seuss

This book is about how the Fox in Sox teaches Mr. Knox tongue twisters. I would use this book in my classroom on Dr. Seuss day.

Lexile Level: 500L

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review 2017-03-05 03:50
And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street!
And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street - Dr. Seuss

This is an adorable book! It is a classical Dr. Seuss book that shows and encourages imagination and creativity! It can be used as a fun read aloud for 1st-4th grade! After reading this fun Dr. Seuss book, the students can get out a draw what they would have seen on Mulberry Street! The students could also write a paragraph or narrative story about what they would have seen on Mulberry Street! This book allows for a lot of creativity for both teachers and students!

(This would be a fun activity for Dr. Seuss Week!)

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text 2017-02-26 04:28
I've Been Left Unsupervised.

So the other adult in my house is away this weekend. He's at some brain-crush, brain-wave, brain-something-or-other Apple training. He won't be back until Tuesday. What's a girl to do? 


Well, tonight, this girl is going to binge watch some Tudors (If you can't share your bedroom with your husband, you might as well share it with Henry Cavill, right?) and eat some Ben and Jerry's. I have to save the red wine. I forgot to replenish my stock the last time I went grocery shopping and Minnesota still has laws about Sunday liquor sales (maybe not for long).


Tomorrow I am hoping to get some free time to get ready for Read Across America next week. Hopefully that free time will involve me updating my blog with some pictures of the Dr. Seuss projects I helped put up at my elementary school. Read Across America week just might be my favorite week of the year! 


Stay tuned! Lots of rhymes and nonsensical words are coming soon! While you are waiting on pin and needles for my next installment, what is your favorite Dr. Seuss book? As a kid I was a huge fan of Green Eggs and Ham. As a mother of twins, I'm a pretty big fan of Thing One and Thing Two from The Cat In the Hat. My eight year-old loves making all of the funny noises that come with Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? My four year olds are big fans of reading The Grinch Who Stole Christmas no matter what time of year it is. 

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