Horton Hears a Who

Book review by Robyn Raymer, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

A whimsical tale with a stirring message.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 18+

May be too scary for some toddlers

I liked the video, but wanted to write that it may not be appropriate for some 2 or 3 year olds. My son watched this when he was a month or so shy of 3, and some aspects of the second and third stories where a little too scary for him. As mentioned in the main review, Tigger does pop out of nowhere a few times. This may be too intense of a "booh!!" moment. My son certainly didn't like it. It took a while to get him back in good terms with his plush Tigger (he was afraid Tigger would jump out of nowhere and scare him). Pooh's psychedelic dreams was scary -- I think it'd be scary to any kid, to be honest, but particularly to 2 or 3 year olds. Also, one of the stories deals with a storm that destroys some homes. My son watched through that but was uncomfortably afraid. Finally, the third story included a plan to scare Tigger by leaving him alone in the middle of the woods. We stopped the video at the beginning of that story. I think the idea of being left alone and lost by your friends is too strong for small toddlers, in my opinion. Having said all of that, the first story of the three (the one about Pooh looking for honey in a tree) was very well received. The three stories are quality productions. My only point here for other parents is that a lot of the material in this compendium of three stories may not be appropriate for your toddler until he/she turns 4 or 5. I'd wait until then.
age 8+

Very Scary!

I was very surprised this did not have a scary rating. There are many scary aspects in this film. The kangaroo is very mean. There is a mob scene that is terrifying to my 5 year old. He is very sensitive but this movie had some really scary parts. I like the overall story and it is interesting, but if you have kids sensitive to movies then this is a definite "too scary" one.

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Too much violence

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