Hop on Pop
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 wife...more
“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
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...more
Review: Amazon.com Review
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 prim...more
Hop on Pop is a children’s book written by Dr. Seuss. It takes two rhyming words in big bold letters at the top of the page and uses them in a short sentence below it. It then has bright, colorful, funny pictures below to depict what is going on in the sentence. It then goes on in later pages making slightly longer sentences as children understand the dynamic of the book and begin to understand and read the words. The illustrations have similar characters for a few pages and then they ch...more
This activity helps children recognize rhyming words and uses gross motor skills. I found this activity from the website w...more
I read it today to James and Zenobia as part of James' current Book Challenge (we're on to his middle name, Hugh). It's quite a fast read as it's uncomplicated and so there weren't lots of qu...more
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....
"Hop on Pop" is the most important, timely book you will ever read. Now excuse me, I've got to find my Pop.
Hop on Pop is a comical story for children who are beginning to read. It uses chunks of words and then puts them into a sentence beneath which allows children to see how the word can be used. Its rhyming scheme also makes it easier for children to remember the sentences.
The colourful illustrations throughout the book appeal to the visual senses. It is the perfect book to engage young children from the start of their reading career. There...more