Seuss once again tackles a serious issure. This time he deals with adoption. Horton takes care of an egg left by a mother bird who simply wants to go on vacation. Horton raises and loves the egg. When the baby is about to hatch the mother bird returns. She wants her egg back, but Horton loves the egg. Everything works out for Horton since the egg is shown to contain an elephant bird. This is a great book showing a parent's love for an adopted child.
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