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Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss

Hop on Pop (original 1963; edition 1963)

by Dr. Seuss

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Title:Hop on Pop
Authors:Dr. Seuss
Info:Beginner Books (1963), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 72 pages
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Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss (1963)



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I enjoyed “Hop on Pop” by Dr. Suess because of the writing style. Dr. Suess uses rhyme to help young readers discover rhyming words, how to use them in sentences, and how the arrangement of words and/or utilization of certain words affect the overall meaning of the sentence. In the story Suess writes “mouse house, mouse on house”, house mouse, house on mouse”. Although these two sentences rhyme they have to very different meanings, “mouse on house” means that the mouse is on top of the house, and “house on mouse” means that the house is on top the house. The arrangement of the words in the sentence has made the two sentences completely different. ( )
  Mchapp1 | Apr 26, 2015 |
I enjoyed this book. The illustrations are cute and relate to the story. The word choice includes mostly rhyming words and helps children with easy reading and rhyming. The characters vary and are straight from a child's imagination. The big message focuses on how many words rhyme with each other. ( )
  mzellh1 | Mar 4, 2015 |
series, Kindergarten, use with other Dr. Suess books
  RachelHollingsworth | Feb 24, 2015 |
Most early readers are boring as all hell. Of course, those of Dr Seuss are not. ( )
  LynleyS | Jan 5, 2015 |
I picked this book up because I haven't read a Dr. Seuss book in a very long time. I couldn't remember what they were like, I only knew that they rhymed and had silly characters. This whole book was based on rhyming words. The illustrations were very "Dr. Seuss" like which means they were mostly filled with odd creatures, bears, and people. On every page there are about two words capitalized which signifies the words that are being rhymed. Also, I realized that the last capitalized word is also the word that ends in the rhyme (sometimes). An example of this is on pages 26-27 when it says "PAT PAT. They call him Pat. PAT SAT. Pat sat on a hat." I enjoyed this book even though it didn't have a set plot, it was fun to read Dr. Seuss again and see all of the funny characters that went along with the story. ( )
  lgrube4 | Nov 18, 2014 |
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First published in 1963, Hop on Pop remains a perennial favorite when it comes to teaching kids to read. Here, as in most of his extensive body of work, Dr. Seuss creates uncomplicated, monosyllabic rhymes to foster learning and inspire children to read. But what was radical about this little book at the time of publication (and what makes it still compelling today) is Seuss's departure from the traditionally dull pictures and sentences used in reading primers. In contrast, the illustrations here are wild and wonderful, and the accompanying language, while simple, is delightfully silly. For example, the rhyme "THREE TREE / Three fish in a tree / Fish in a tree? / How can that be?" is brought to life with a trio of plump, self-satisfied fish perched atop globular branches as two stymied hybrid dog-rabbit-humanoids look on in consternation. Hop on Pop does much more than teach children the basics of word construction, it also introduces them to the incomparable pleasure of reading a book. (Ages Baby to Preschooler)

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Pairs of rhyming words are introduced and used in simple sentences, such as "Day. Play. We play all day. Night. Fight. We fight all night."

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