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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
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Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss (1963)

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I liked the book “Hop on Pop” for two reasons. First, the rhyming language throughout the story is fun and keeps students engaged. The words are easy, helping students get a grasp for different words. “UP PUP, pup is up.” Along with the rhyming, the illustrations on the page make it easy for students to understand what the words mean. For example when it says up pup, there is a puppy in the air. The main idea of this fun book is to help readers with easy words and rhyming them. ( )
  rschin1 | Mar 13, 2014 |
Although this book is very simple and has less than ten words per page, it has a great flow to it and captured my attention. The big idea, in my opinion, is to teach children words that are used in every day life and make it easy for them to understand the word's context. An example of how this book is very accessible to young readers is that it lists the words that are the main focus of the picture on the page, and of the sentence below or next to the list. For example, Dr Seuss lists, "Sad Dad Bad Had" and then writes, "Dad is sad Very, very sad. He had a bad day. What a day Dad had!" He makes sure to include each word in the following sentence. Along with the listing of words, I also enjoy the illustrations. Dr. Seuss has very unique illustrations but they all go along with the words on that page. When Pup goes up and Brown goes down, the picture is of the pup going up and a man dressed in brown going down on a seesaw. I think that this a great feature so that children can associate the story with more than just the words written on the page. ( )
  laurenbutcher | Mar 8, 2014 |
Hop on Pop is a book full of simple rhymes with accompanying silly pictures. There isn't really a narrative plot at all, although each spread - and occasionally a full four to six pages - is related, encompassing a mini-story (i.e., "He is after me. Jim is after him.") Because of the lack of story, this isn't one of my most favorites Dr. Seuss books, although it is still funny enough to be engaging for many young children. The simple words also make a good starting place for emergent readers to begin on their own, especially considering how the illustrations can help them decode words they might not know. ( )
  sweetiegherkin | Mar 7, 2014 |
The silliness of Dr. Seuss is all over the book and it is entertaining for all children to either read by themselves, or read with an adult.
  kurumy | Oct 25, 2013 |
If I had to buy a single book for a 3 year-old, I'd choose this Dr. Suess classic. Its rhymes and repetition turned millions onto reading the English language. ( )
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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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