An elephant is on a quest to save a tiny world against all odds. Horton finds a tiny speck inhabited by small creatures called Whos. The speck is placed on a clover that Horton holds with his trunk. He must now find a safe, isolated place to position the clover, to save the tiny biosphere. The Whos, led by mayor Ned can talk to Horton. He has a son Jojo, who barely speaks and is next in line as the leader of the town much to his disapproval. Horton tells the story of the speck to the animals living in the jungle and is met with speculation and mockery. Specially from the jungle official the Sour Kangaroo, who has now made it her mission to stop Horton from making fools out of all of them. Horton's mission is to go atop Mt. Nool, which would be the perfect place to leave the Whos undisturbed. As he journeys through the forests, every tiny incident that Horton endures is magnified catastrophically in the Who world, Horton realizes that he has no time to lose. Sour Kangaroo hires a vulture to get the speck, and then drops it in a field filled with almost identical-looking clovers. After Horton's exhaustive search, he retrieves the right one. The kangaroo has enlisted a group of animals to stop Horton, and has prepped a pot of hot oil to drop the clover/speck in. Just then, unassuming Jojo comes to the rescue, makes a noise, that reverberates to everyone around them. The Whos are finally heard, and the animals believe that Horton was telling the truth all along. Everybody comes together to carry the clover up to Mt. Nool assuring its safety.
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Best part of story, including ending:
It teaches the lesson that every living thing, no matter how small, is worth something.
Best scene in story:
I liked Horton's passionate speech to the animals, where he spoke about the importance of keeping this small world alive.
Opinion about the main character:
Horton did this mission out of his own accord. It was a selfless act that served as a wonderful example to the other animals in the jungle.