Dr Seuss in Russian: Slon Khorton vysizhivaet ialtso (Horton Hatches the Egg) (Russian ed.)
by dr. Seus
Poor Horton. Dr. Seuss's kindly elephant is persuaded to sit on an egg while its mother, the good-for-nothing bird lazy Maysie, takes a break. Little does Horton know that Maysie is setting off for a permanent vacation in Palm Springs. He waits, and waits, never leaving his precarious branch, even through a freezing winter and a spring that's punctuated by the insults of his friends. ("They taunted. They teased him. They yelled 'How Absurd! Old Horton the Elephant thinks he's a bird!'") Further indignities await, but Horton has the patience of Job--from whose story this one clearly derives--and he is rewarded in the end by the surprise birth of... an elephant-bird.
"Great book, I love reading it to my daughter! She really enjoys the illustrations. I like that it is a hard cover as it often ends up getting chewed."
Ages 4-10; 56 Pages; Hardcover