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Hooper Humperdink...? Not Him! (Bright & Early Books(R)) Hardcover – January 24, 2006
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Every kid should experience reading Hooper Humperdink while growing up. Hooper Humperdink..? Not Him! combines the zaniness of other Seuss books with a lesson about excluding others. Around ages 4+, kids begin to divide the world into various segments (i.e. boys and girls). This book helps children learn how hurtful excluding someone for being different can be. Combine this with other fun Seuss books and your kids will sit enthralled as you turn the pages. Highly recommended.
This one is actually written under one of the pen names used by Theodor Geisel for books he authored but didn't illustrate, Theo. LeSieg (Geisel - otherwise known as Dr. Seuss - spelled backward). Apparently the first publication was in 1976 with Charles E. Martin as illustrator, but we purchased this 2006 version which is illustrated by Scott Nash. The positives are certainly the emphasis on the letters of the alphabet, with the child narrator planning a party, and adding more and more kids to his guest list that begin with each letter (i.e. Alice & Abe/Bob, Bill & Babe/Charlie, Clara, Cora/Danny, Davey, Daisy, Dora, etc.) As the list of names grows, so do the elaborate plans for the party, with the brightly colored illustrations adding to the growing excitement.
However, he has decided, "But I don't think that I'll ask Hooper Humperdink.Read more ›
All through the book I waited to find out something good that kept the unknown person from inviting Hooper to his birthday party, but it never comes. The narrator simply does not like Hooper and instead invites EVERY other child available. In the end, he allows Hooper to come because the party is simply too good to miss. I am disappointed in the message this sends and that they felt this book needed new illustration.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got this book for my kids after remembering how much i loved it growing up. But I guess what I really loved was the original illustrations showing an ever increasing birthday... Read morePublished 1 month ago by John D. Townsend
This is not the book I remember as a child. The words I remember, but the illustrations seem to have changed. Either way the kids and I enjoy it.Published 1 month ago by Steven Cook
This has been a favorite of mine since my kids were little 20 years ago. Lost my copy and am excited to have a new one now.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Classic book I enjoyed reading as a child and now I get to read it to my daughter. She loves when I read all of the friends' names listed in the book. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Truth Be Told Gillam
Not the best of Seuss, in fact it is kind of a strange story. I bought it to complete our Dr. Seuss collection. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Skip Strainer
I like the old illustrations best…I wish I could buy the old print.Published 14 months ago by Leslie A Abbott