Dr.Suess's kindly elephant is persuaded to sit on an egg while its mother, the good-for-nothing bird, takes a break. Little does Horton know that Maysie, the mother, is setting off for a permanent vacation in Palm Springs. He waits and waits, never leaving this precarious branch, even through a freezing winter and a spring that is punctuated by the insults of his friends. Further indignities await, but Horton has the patience of a saint--and he is rewarded in the end by the surprise birth of...and elephant-bird. Horton Hatches the Egg contains some of Dr. Seuss's most inspired verse and some of his best ever illustrations. A book no childhood should be without.
In Italian, translated from English by Anna Sarafatti.
cm 15.5 x 22.5