'Horton Hatches the Egg' is Published

I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant's faithful one-hundred percent. ”

— Horton the Elephant

Horton Hatches the Egg is a wonderful book about Dr. Seuss that shows children that time, persistence, and patience pays off in the end. It starts with a lazy mother bird named Mayzie, who decides that sitting on her egg and waiting for it to hatch is not the most exciting thing in the world. As a result, she convinces Horton to sit on her egg and decides to abandon it since she’s having so much fun without it

Horton stays on the egg, even though it needs quite a long time before the baby will hatch. Of all of the many childrens books that have come and gone, Horton Hatches the Egg is one of the best books for teaching children that having patience is truly a virtue, and that it can lead to great rewards in the end, as Horton discovers when the egg finally hatches.