"Beginner Books" are a series of books designed to appeal to children through the use of humour. This book is designed for children who have started to read properly - finding that by changing the first letter they can read several other words as well.
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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)Review:
Dr. Seuss ignites a child's imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses.
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Book Description Picture Lions, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1713094
Book Description HARPERCOLLINSCHILDRENSBOOKS, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110001713094