There are dozens of wonderful Dr. Seuss books out there, but it as only recently that Hollywood realized how much enjoyment children could find from having these amazing childrens books transformed from book to screen. Only a select few of the good doctor’s books have successfully made the transition to become as beloved in movie form as they are in book form, and one of those books is Horton Hears a Who.
This specific Dr. Seuss book was likely chosen to be made over with movie magic thanks to its endearing story. Horton Hears a Who is about the wonderful, kind Horton the Elephant. One day he discovers that a speck of dust is making a sound, and while he at first thinks he is hearing things, he later discovers that he’s actually hearing a whole little village of Who’s (reappearing characters who pop up in many of Dr. Seuss’s books). But life can be dangerous for a speck, and it then becomes Horton’s mission to try to protect the tiny little creatures that live on the dust mote from utter destruction.
This amazing book, Horton Hears a Who, teaches children not only to believe that small things are just as important as large things, but also that through perseverance they’ll achieve the things that they are after, making it easy to understand why this book was transformed into a movie and why it is, undoubtedly, one of the most favored Dr. Seuss books of all time.