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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Lum, Pasternack and Ubb and Yipper. He is all the good things in childhood incarnate. Newer Post Older Post Home. Winn rated it really liked it. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! He is made to feel bad the whole time until the very last page. I check the box that says ‘Own it’ Oct 15, Luisa Knight rated it it was ok Shelves: The narrator of the story is going to have a party, and he or she wants lots of people to come. Listen to some of these names: Those are great books, but Hooper Humperdink is far more obscure than that.

It’s a cute, funny little story and she loved it.

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Plus I just love the name Hooper Humperdink, it just rolls off the tongue which is probably it’s intent. Speaking of, recently I’ve heard some of my friends mention the birthday age rule Of course, all ends well, because good little children always include everyone at their birthday parties, no? It can help you start a dialog with your child about exclusion and making a good choice.


Yet, when she opened it, she squealed jus When my daughter was born in we were given this book as a gift at our baby shower. When they redid Flat Stanley, they changed it from a picture book format to a chapter book, and also added more “Stanley” adventures.

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! 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. I always felt a kindred spirit to Hooper.

Appreciating Hooper Humperdink

Seuss and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. In many of the reviews I read, I did not come across any mention of this. This hoopdr and early book uses humor, rhythm, and limited vocabulary that encourages preschoolers to discover the delights of reading for themselves. Still, though, it contains the catchy rhymes Seuss is known for and some children will enjoy it. Apr 18, Sade’ rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 17, Rosa Cline rated it really liked it Shelves: You have to pick up the fun rhyming books by Dr.

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This site uses cookies. Nov 10, Dolly rated it liked it Recommends it for: This is the older version of the book that has since been reissued with different illustrations. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.


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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. Looking for beautiful books? I thought I had read all of Dr. I read this book to my children as a bedtime story, and I wasn’t really impressed.

There isn’t a humperdik the text does to celebrate Hooper and that annoys me. They did not match the Seuss style of zingy and zangy. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I think I need to go and do an energy cleanse.

In the end, he allows Hooper to come because the party is simply too good to miss. In the end, he allows Hooper holper come bec This book did not carry the “zing” that makes all of Dr.

I reread whenever I was feeling mean, growing up. Writing a poem about excluding him humperdinj keeps you in his power. Sure, we know that Dr. So far my least favorite Seuss book. In the end, he’s invited to the party t There’s going to be a big party, but the host doesn’t want to invite Hooper Humperdink; it’s never really explained why. Jul 28, Carolee rated it really liked it. Seuss shaped entire generations’ social consciences, whether intentionally or not.

Hooper Humperdink…? Not Him!

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