This week we’ve been celebrating the fantastical lesson writer and practical rhymer Dr. Seuss! Earlier in the week we read “Horton Hears a Who!” and we can all learn from this fun story of Horton the Elephant who one day hears a tiny voice on a very small speck while splashing in a pool located in the Jungle of Nool. Horton is amazed to find out that this tiny voice is coming from a microscopic inhabitant named the Mayor of Who-ville on this tiny planet no bigger then a speck of dust. The Mayor asks Horton to find a safe place for them and keep them safe from harm. Horton happily agrees and quotes throughout the book “even though you can’t see or hear them at all, a person’s a person, no matter how small.”
On Horton’s quest to keep the Who’s safe he encounters trials and tribulations of enormous measures and still fights to keep his word. This is a good message to our children that no matter what happens in our lives we can still push through and overcome obstacles. We won’t spoil the ending for you in case you haven’t read the book or seen the movie which are both adorable! We’ll simply ask that you remember this courageous story when you think about quitting or you think things are too tough to get through!