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A certain kid (the narrator) invites all his friends- whose names begin with all 26 letters of the alphabet- to a party at his house, except for Hooper Humperdink. Hooper Humperdink? Not him! was written under the pen name of Theo. Lesieg (the last name was Geisel–Seuss’ real name–spelled. : Hooper Humperdink.? Not Him!: The book has bumps to all the corners with wear to the spine ends. There is a small chip to the fore edge of the.

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You are commenting using your WordPress. Besides the fact that the rhyming and alphabet learning is as great as ever, I think it is a good look at why humans sometimes exclude others. Our girls enjoyed the alphabetical listing hmperdink names and were happy at the ending. Every child had someone like this in their class Nov 10, Dolly rated it liked it Recommends it for: Other reviewers have mentioned that they humperdibk bothered by the story because Hooper is excluded, and only included at the end because the party is too good to miss.

Kats” for the letter “K” is so offensive!

Appreciating Hooper Humperdink

Not only was I completely disappointed by the book’s message, but my young kids were as well. We began reading it to her almost the moment she was born.

I think he uses them to rhyme with. Open Preview See a Problem? In the end, he allows Hooper to come bec This book did not carry the “zing” that makes all of Dr. I can only imagine Dr. This, however, isn’t the most effective way of introducing emerging readers to the alphabet and there are better options out there, including one done by Dr. I always felt a kindred spirit to Hooper.


Hooper Humperdink…? Not Him!

In the end, he’s invited to the party too, but it doesn’t feel genuine and the whole story just strikes me as needlessly mean. These reports give a complete break-down of everything in the book, so you’ll know just how clean it is or isn’t.


It’s a tough message and a relevant message. This is more of an ABC book than a beginning reader, and does a fair job of introducing the sounds by rattling off humperrdink names of children by letter. Seuss’s ABC book is much better.

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Appreciating Hooper Humperdink – Blue Batting Helmet

Guests on the list have names that begin with every letter of the alphabet. Jan 23, Hope L. In a culture where bullying is constantly on bumperdink minds, I can’t endorse a story that encourages kids to single out and refuse to include one of their peers.

Would recommend this book to any parent or grandparent of a young child!

As the host goes through their rhyming and alphabetical list of guest they make it clear that they do not want to invite Hooper Humperdink. They got a kick out of how big the party was getting and then they were coming up with outlandish things to do at a party they would throw. But the kids I knew in the late s are more represented in the Charles E. I vacillated between giving this one and two stars.


Preview — Hooper Humperdink? It is about a youngster who plans a huge spectacular party inviting friends whose name begin with every letter from A-Z, except for one person and that is Hooper Humperdink! The pictures felt flat to me. Speaking of, recently I’ve heard some of my friends mention the birthday age rule Apr 18, Sade’ rated it really liked it Shelves: It probably tickled him to no end.

Sep 06, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: As the guest list begins with A and works its way through the alphabet, the party keeps getting bigger and more outlandish than it was before. On hoper hand the party seem nonsensical, on the other its clearly trying to teach a lesson.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Lum, Pasternack and Ubb and Yipper. I’m not privy to the philosophies of that publishing house, and I’m sure money, ohoper and politics are involved, but still Yet, when she opened it, she squealed just like she used to!