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Hop On Pop: Blue Back Book (Dr Seuss - Blue Back Book) (Dr. Seuss Blue Back Books) [Paperback]

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6 May 2003 Dr. Seuss Blue Back Books

This charming book introduces young children to words that rhyme, such as Hop and Pop, Cup and Pup, Mouse and House, Tall and Small. And once they have learned to recognize one word, children soon find to their delight they can read another simply by changing the first letter.

With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide.

As the first step in a major rebrand programme, HarperCollins is relaunching 17 of Dr. Seuss's best-selling books, including such perennial favourites as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and Fox in Socks. In response to consumer demand, the bright new cover designs incorporate much needed guidance on reading levels, with the standard paperbacks divided into three reading strands – Blue Back Books for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. Hop on Pop belongs to the Blue Back Book range.


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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks; Rebranded edition edition (6 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007158491
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007158492
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 15.5 x 21.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,192 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Theodor Seuss Geisel - better known to millions of his fans as Dr. Seuss - was born the son of a park superintendent in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1904. After studying at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and later at Oxford University in England, he became a magazine humorist and cartoonist, and an advertising man. He soon turned his many talents to writing children's books, and his first book - And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street - was published in 1937. His greatest claim to fame was the one and only The Cat in the Hat, published in 1957, the first of a hugely successful range of early learning books.

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First published in 1963, Hop on Pop remains a perennial favourite 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. (Under Fives) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Dr. Seuss ignites a child's imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
This book was a favorite of our four children, especially in helping them realize that they might like to hop on Pop (which they did as much as Pop would let them). This book has really stayed with me, and I was interested to analyze why it is so appealing and effective.
What I discovered upon rereading it today is that the book packs a whallop in terms of providing learning opportunities for children. Long before Sesame Street was a staple for youngsters, this book picked up on some of the same learning techniques.
For example, you start with two rhyming words. The only difference may be one consonant (hop and Pop). This helps a child learn to read by seeing the role that a letter plays. Then the book uses the two words together to form a sentence, and puts an illustration in the reinforce the syntax (the difference between a house on a mouse, and a mouse on a house). After the simple syntax lessons are done, it goes on to give the child more rhymes and more complex sentences. "We like to hop on top of Pop." Here are where Dad's abs come in. The illustration shows how to hop on Pop without hurting him. Also, the book says not to, which will help Pop and the child learn that the subconscious in all people and all children pay no attention to negatives in sentences. So what is captured is an imperative to hop on Pop.
The story builds to a crescendo by letting the child know that there is more to learn. Children can learn small words like "if and it" while Father knows long words like "Constantinople and Timbuktu." The child is given a little quiz at the end about "seehemewe" and so forth and is given the hint that learning can continue tomorrow.
Also, this book provided me more pleasure in being a Father than any other that I read to and with my children.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for dads to read with their kids 12 Sep 2000
By A Customer
Format:Board book
My daughter picked up this book in our local library, having recognised the style from classics like "Cat on the Mat" and "Green Eggs and Ham" but the difference was that this was one that she could learn to read for herself! With such a snappy, memorable title, she just kept nagging at her "Pop" to get her own copy... and of course, how could I refuse her?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars this is a short version 9 Feb 2010
By mac
Format:Board book
I loved Hop On Pop when I was a child and was really excited about getting it for my daughter but this book is a very short version of the original, without the classic line 'snack snack eat a snack eat a snack with Brown and Black'. I was very disappointed and wish Amazon had made it a lot clearer that this is not the full book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr. Seuss does it again 16 Nov 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book is aimed at the youngest reader, but will give enjoyment for years. Especially suitable for children learning to read, the limited vocabularly and short words can be picked up and remembered quickly and easily. Like many of Seuss' books, this one will have children finishing the lines for you and repeating them verbatim from (in my experience) about two years old.
There is, of course, no real plot to speak of - just a sequence of improbable and highly amusing pictures and short descriptions. Most of the book flows beautifully when read aloud, rhyming of course, but my only criticism would be of the last few pages where scenes speed up and lead to a somewhat weak ending.
That notwithstanding, this is a great book, full of fun for the adult and child reader.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great first book 7 Mar 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
There is something wonderful that happens when your child first picks up a Dr Seuss book. They love them and the adults find them funny too. Great illustrations and the poetry of the words are very good for teaching kids to read without them even knowing it. "Mouse on House, House on Mouse" - they laugh when they see the house on top of the mouse.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Board book
This book was a favorite of our four children, especially in helping them realize that they might like to hop on Pop (which they did as much as Pop would let them). This book has really stayed with me, and I was interested to analyze why it is so appealing and effective.
What I discovered upon rereading it today is that the book packs a whallop in terms of providing learning opportunities for children. Long before Sesame Street was a staple for youngsters, this book picked up on some of the same learning techniques.
For example, you start with two rhyming words. The only difference may be one consonant (hop and Pop). This helps a child learn to read by seeing the role that a letter plays. Then the book uses the two words together to form a sentence, and puts an illustration in the reinforce the syntax (the difference between a house on a mouse, and a mouse on a house). After the simple syntax lessons are done, it goes on to give the child more rhymes and more complex sentences. "We like to hop on top of Pop." Here are where Dad's abs come in. The illustration shows how to hop on Pop without hurting him. Also, the book says not to, which will help Pop and the child learn that the subconscious in all people and all children pay no attention to negatives in sentences. So what is captured is an imperative to hop on Pop.
The story builds to a crescendo by letting the child know that there is more to learn. Children can learn small words like "if and it" while Father knows long words like "Constantinople and Timbuktu." The child is given a little quiz at the end about "seehemewe" and so forth and is given the hint that learning can continue tomorrow.
Also, this book provided me more pleasure in being a Father than any other that I read to and with my children.
Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Love the book, took more than a month for it to arrive
It was a Christmas present that is still sitting on my shelf waiting till I see my nephew again in a few months, he should have had the book for Christmas.
Published 3 months ago by Vanessa
5.0 out of 5 stars kids loves it
Loved it when I was a kid, now my kid loves it. Its very encouraging for getting the little ones to start reading.
Published 3 months ago by Fran
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr Seuss
Arrived very quickly in great condition. My daughter loves it and she is able to read it herself 5(y).
I've now bought the box set
Published 7 months ago by Mrs. H. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Hop on Pop
All Dr Seuess books are a winner, and this is no exception. You get exactly what you expect, fun use of words with quirky pictures. I love this book as much as all of the others.
Published 12 months ago by Ellen
2.0 out of 5 stars Why ?
Was it really necessary to promote the idea of "hopping" on one's parent ? Let me just say this. The timing of the long awaited fitting of my gastric band coinciding with the... Read more
Published 18 months ago by P Benson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
As always Dr Seuss books are great to read to little ones, my daughter loves this book and brings it to me regularly to have it read to her.
Published 19 months ago by julia
5.0 out of 5 stars very very good
this is a fantastic and funny book. it's fascinating to see the way that kids enjoy the story.
5 stars
Published on 16 May 2012 by kimbola
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
Pretty well my daughter's favourite book for her first 3 years and I even like reading it to her. The classic superior rhyme that only Suess can do.
Published on 22 Nov 2011 by V. Matthews
4.0 out of 5 stars you must not hop on pop!
Dr Seuss is always a hit with kids, even very little ones. This doesn't really have a story so is more suitable for younger children who can look at the crazy pictures and enjoy... Read more
Published on 1 Feb 2011 by C. Ives
5.0 out of 5 stars proud fathter of a beginning reader.
This is a great book for young people who are just starting to read. Dr. Seuss wrote fantastic books for young children who are of a novice reading level. Read more
Published on 22 Oct 2010 by Dad of a little boy.
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