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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), Hardcover
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Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss (1963)



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Hop on Pop is a beginner’s book. Hop on Pop is a book that doesn’t really have a story line, but it does rhyme and it is a very good book for children who are beginning to learn how to read. The words are very easy and their aren’t many words to a page for a child to feel overwhelmed. The pictures are also very dull in the book but I think that is a good thing for kids who are just beginning to read because its less of a chance for them to get distracted by the pictures and can better focus on the words. A teacher could use this in an early childhood classroom to help the children learn to read for their own. The teacher could have the kids in small groups or individually and help them read the book on their own. The teacher can help advance the child’s vocabulary too with some of the silly words that Dr. Seuss sometimes uses in his books. They also could talk about how the child felt after reading the book themselves. ( )
  kelsmarie09 | Sep 23, 2015 |
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 |
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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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