Dr Seuss - Horton Hatches the Egg 02
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Below is an edited transcript from Reading Rockets' interview with Audrey Geisel.
Every book had something that was morally important, but rather masked, but always there. Otherwise, Ted would not have said from time to time, "Am I getting preachy?" He did not wish to seem to be preaching.
He was putting forth a variety of messages. Case in point: Horton. "An elephant's faithful one hundred percent" – that kind of thing.
And what his characters did was – imagine an elephant sitting in a tree all that time, never leaving. I was so happy that out of that egg came an elephant bird – little, tiny elephant bird out of there. That was fun.
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