Hop on Pop

Hop on Pop Back in Theodor Geisel responded to an article in Life magazine that lamented the use of boring reading primers in schools Using the pseudonym of Dr Seuss Seuss was Geisel s middle name and only

  • Title: Hop on Pop
  • Author: Dr. Seuss
  • ISBN: 9780394800295
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Back in 1957, Theodor Geisel responded to an article in Life magazine that lamented the use of boring reading primers in schools Using the pseudonym of Dr Seuss Seuss was Geisel s middle name and only two hundred twenty three words, Geisel created a replacement for those dull primers The Cat in the Hat The instant success of the book prompted Geisel and his wifeBack in 1957, Theodor Geisel responded to an article in Life magazine that lamented the use of boring reading primers in schools Using the pseudonym of Dr Seuss Seuss was Geisel s middle name and only two hundred twenty three words, Geisel created a replacement for those dull primers The Cat in the Hat The instant success of the book prompted Geisel and his wife to found Beginner Books, and Geisel wrote many popular books in this series, including Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks, and Green Eggs and Ham Other favorite titles in this series are Go, Dog, Go and Are You My Mother by P D Eastman, A Fly Went By, by Mike McClintock, and Put Me in the Zoo, by Robert Lopshire These affordable hardcover books combine large print, easy vocabulary, and large, bright illustrations in stories kids will want to read again and again Grades 1 Grades 2.

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    • Leftbanker says:

      Call me old fashioned but I think that there is far too much pop hopping going on in America these days. It's disgusting, revolting, quite possibly illegal and then they turn around and turn it into a children's book? What's next? Leaving two unsupervised children alone with a giant cat? An elephant wedging an egg in his butt? Non-traditionally colored eggs and pork products? A Christmas-thieving scallywag? A fox wearing human undergarments? Oobleck? That just has to be filthy. Where does it end [...]

    • Archit Ojha says:

      And then we might be 22 and 21 year olds and yet we sing in a rhythm invented on our own. " Mr. BROWN Mrs. BROWNMr. Brown upside down.Pup up. Brown down.Pup is down. Where is Brown?WHERE IS BROWN? THERE IS BROWN!Mr. Brown is out of town. " Dr. Seuss injects the wordplay enthusiasm into the bloodstream. Ageless and timeless.

    • Mike says:

      It just didn't do it for me--no character development, no irony, no existential angst, it was almost like a children's book.

    • Mike says:

      At first I thought it was really sad the way the children showed such a great amount of disrespect for their father. It seems today many children "Hop on Pop" as well as mothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, and even friends in a desperate attempt to get attention in a world where so many children are ignored. As I read on, it became clear that it was not "teen angst" or "rebellion" that caused them to "Hop on Pop", but an effort to feel loved and spend quality time with dad. I would recommend "Hop o [...]

    • Patricia says:

      I am currently reading this book. And I'll be reading it again in 5 minutes. And 10 minutes after that. It is my daughter's favorite book. A special thanks to Dr. Seuss for making this book tolerable to read over and over.

    • G.c. says:

      Why I hate theis wonderful book.“HOP ON POP” by Gerard C. Smith Come "Hop on Pop," my Lisa said And hop of course is what she did Her brother joined in with a jump On Poppa’s tum he went crash-bump Lisa hopped and hopped some more She knocked poor Poppa to the floor Both kids did bounce, each up and down Poor Pop was trounced and he did frown Now he hates that bastard T. Geisel And hopes the rotter roasts in hell

    • Rfrancik says:

      Full of three letter words in a unique and visually practical graphical format Hop on Pop takes the reader through several humerous story about creatures whose actions are characterized by simple phonetically repetitious words. Hop on Pop was different from any of the other phonics readers I looked at. To begin with the story makes sense. We immediately like the characters whose expressions show an astounding range of emotion. Best of all Suess uses vocabulary an emerging reader can sound out in [...]

    • Will says:

      I love this book and I have read it several times. My favorite character is Will Hill, he is the one who goes up the hill. For some reason the author felt compelled to rhyme line after line, but I will not whine because this book is so very fine. There is danger- when the people playing ball fall off of the wall and when they fight all night, and there are some adult themes like when Red, Ned, Ted and Ed are in bed and when Mr. Black leaves his wife for Mr. Brown. Otherwise it is a wholesome rea [...]

    • Austin says:

      An ambitious exploration of social dexterity, "Hop on Pop" may be the most important book of our time. Rather than viewing Pop-hopping as rude or cruel, Seuss argues that it is a delightful, possibly necessary act."Hop on Pop" is the most important, timely book you will ever read. Now excuse me, I've got to find my Pop.

    • Michael says:

      You really can't go wrong with Dr. Seuss. Well, that is, unless you're trying to read this book full of tongue-twisting phrases to your infant daughter. Luckily she won't remember that Daddy didn't do well the first time out -- and that was only on the abridged version of the book! If you want a book to enjoy being utterly silly with your kids with, this is it.

    • Donovan says:

      Who doesn't love Dr. Seuss? This is the first book I ever bought and read to my daughter. And she loved it. This book, and owning a dog, probably taught her the word "pup." And it certainly taught her to hop on pop. I know, the book tells you to not hop on pop. But kids don't understand negatives until later. And it's so much more fun to hop on pop anyway.

    • Maria says:

      "The simplest Seuss for youngest use". Indeed. Most illustrations come in pairs with the punch-line in the second one. Gotta love a book that shows a kid aggressively biting a tiger's tail or two kids hitting one another in the head with tennis racquets. The man is a genius.

    • Emerald says:

      “DayPlayWe play all day.NightFightWe fight all night.

    • Chicklet says:

      I have a funny story about a friend and this book. A friend of mine told me that in 8th grade she was assigned the task of writing a book report. My friend noted that the teacher said nothing about the length or level of the book and took full advantage. She chose Hop on Pop. The best part is that she made her book report about parental abuse.

    • Tyler Jones says:

      Sometimes fiction follows a logic of its own. Sometimes this fictional logic explains the world in clearer terms than a purely “realistic” story ever could. Sometimes an author subtly injects metaphor into a narrative to illustrate a point, but occasionally the entire narrative is itself metaphorical. Take, for example, The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka in which the protagonist wakes up one morning to discover he has been turn into a big cockroach. This is not realism. If we reject the story [...]

    • Shannon (Giraffe Days) says:

      If There's A Wocket in My Pocket was full of made-up words for rhyme's sake, Hop On Pop is full of couplings for rhymes sake. The first pages go: "UP PUPPup is upP PUPPup in cup.PUP CUPCup on pup."It pretty much follows that format all the way through, and I have to say, they aren't the easiest rhymes to say! Some of them are absolute tongue twisters, which I think was deliberate.What's cool about it is how it's a grammar book in disguise. The kids I read this too are young toddlers, busy constr [...]

    • Lissa says:

      Hop on Pop is a wonderful way for children to learn about rhyming words. The words are basic and easy, and with lots of repetition this can be a great first book to read. The illustrations coincide with the words which clarifies the meanings of the words. The characters that Dr. Seuss uses are fun and interesting which makes this book entertaining for all.Learning Experience:This activity helps children recognize rhyming words and uses gross motor skills. I found this activity from the website p [...]

    • Cole Wuilleumier says:

      A friend of mine read this book to me a about a month ago. From what i remember it was really funny because almost all the words rhymed! I would recommend this book to any aspiring poet or kid.

    • Sarah Grace says:

      I am a completely unashamed fan of Dr. Seuss! I just love his books! I used to read them aloud to my little brothers all the time. :)

    • Margaret says:

      This was one of the first books I ever learned to read.

    • Neda says:

      OH I loved it GREAT ^-^

    • Marlon says:

      The first book i ever read! good times!

    • Megan says:

      The first book I ever read. The perfect first book to read. My whole life has been perfect, all because of this book.

    • Katie says:

      An absolute nessecity on any toddler's bookshelf. :-)

    • John Yelverton says:

      More fun and delight from the great and brilliant mind of Dr. Seuss.

    • Rebecca says:

      Very little of this book had to deal with achieving altitude off of one's father.

    • Fables&Wren says:

      WrensReads Review:PUP CUPPup in a cupCUP PUPCup on a PupRhyme ClimbRhyme that can ClimbClimb RhymesRhyme up the ClimbJK, I made the second one up. You could have realized that yourself because it is so poorly done. I am no Dr. Seuss but I can try and can amuse.Second of Eight books that my best friend brought with her this weekend. I am so loving these.WrensReads | | Twitter | Instagram

    • Ellary says:

      Beautiful. Just beautiful. The roller coaster of emotions upon which the reader is taken! From fun playing ball on a wall to the tragedy of falling off said wall. From the belly laughs evoked as we follow Pat's journey sitting on various household items to the sheer panic at the prospect of Pat impaling his rump on the likes of a cactus. From the innocent child's play of wrestling with a loving father to a shameful and scarring reprimand. The characters could not be more relatable as they are al [...]

    • Monique Williams says:

      This is a book that could be used to teach rhyming and opposites. The children could show me the directions that are mentioned in the book. Physical and literacy are the domains that I would use this book. This is a great book for emergent readers. The simplicity will encourage the child to keep on reading.

    • Shane says:

      This book was decent. I mean,it has it moments, but you have to admit that it is somewhat over-rated when you compare it to this alleged "Dr.'s" other works. For instance, are we supposed to believe that this doctor actually wrote books that do not rise about a first-grade reading level? Come on.

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