- Taschenbuch: 64 Seiten
- Verlag: Dr. Seuss - Yellow Back Book; Auflage: Rebranded edition (2. Oktober 2004)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0007175205
- ISBN-13: 978-0007175208
- Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: 4 - 7 Jahre
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 21,8 x 16 x 0,5 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 42.647 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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Horton Hears a Who! (Dr. Seuss: Yellow Back Books) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 2. Oktober 2004
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"[Dr. Seuss] has...instilled a lifelong love of books, learning and reading [in children]" - The Telegraph "Dr. Seuss ignites a child's imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses" - The Express "The magic of Dr. Seuss, with his hilarious rhymes, belongs on the family bookshelf" - Sunday Times Magazine "The author... has filled many a childhood with unforgettable characters, stunning illustrations, and of course, glorious rhyme" - The Guardian "Dr. Seuss ignites a child's imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses." - The Express
Horton the kindly elephant has his work cut out saving the tiny Whos who live on a speck of dust -- no one else believes they are there! But Horton eventually convinces everyone that 'A person's a person, no matter how small'! With a special jacket to tie-in with the brand new animated movie from 20th Century Fox. With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Dr. Seuss is a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide. To celebrate 20th Century Fox's brand new animated feature, HarperCollins is proud to publish one of Dr Seuss's best-loved books. This is a Yellow Back Book, for older, more fluent readers to enjoy.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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During the early 1950's the results of the Marshall Plan were still unclear, and Americans, who had just fought a fierce war with Japan and Germany in the decade before, were debating whether or not to continue with our aid, protection and reconstruction programs. The programs were designed to give our defeated foes a chance to rebuild. They were a brave new experiment. An effort to avoid punishing the populous for its bad leadership. Also, for the first time in history, and effort to love your enemy, in the hopes of making them your friend forever.
Many Americans viewed the Germans and Japanese with disdain. They were calling for an end to aid for a variety of reasons, most of which are touched upon in the book.
Despite his racially charged characterizations of the Japanese *during* the war, Dr. Seuss was coming to terms with the fact that the general populations of Germany and Japan were additional victoms of the war - simply leftover pawns in a terrible game.
Seuss wrote this book in an effort to get the word out that, despite differences past and present, we should try to care about one another just the same.
"the Whos down in Whoville on top of that little speck are people,regardless of race,creed-or size!"
Dr. Seuss was compelled by the helplessness of these devestated nations, and was issuing an appeal for everyone to start looking at nations as a collection of real people, rather than as a monolithic "other".
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