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.
This title forms one of an exciting range of board books for two year olds upwards, adapted from some of the good doctor’s best-loved works, including Fox in Socks, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! Packed with zany artwork and riotous rhyme, these sturdy little books make the perfect introduction to Dr. Seuss for the youngest of children.
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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 HarperCollins Children's Books, 2000. Board book. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110001720651