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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Not one of my favorites and I don’t recommend this title.

From Alice and Abe to Zeb and Zipper, an alphabetical array of guests turns out for the biggest birthday party ever. I just didn’t feel like this one did a very good job of that. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. The book got better as hoopeer went on for me.

Seuss is an bright and early book designed for a lower age group. You’re invited to my parties. Though I had also just had a baby, who took us five days to name, and I was sorely wishing we’d had Hooper Humperdink, in any form, to give us more name ideas while we were making our lists in the hospital room.


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Somehow that doesn’t work into the nobody getting left out equation, but I guess I’ll worry about that later when the boy actually wants to start excluding. It’s a cute, funny little story and she loved it. Besides the fact uhmperdink the rhyming and alphabet learning is as great as ever, I think it is a good look at why humans sometimes exclude others.

Nov 10, Dolly rated it liked it Recommends it for: I think it was partly due to the new illustrations. Looking for beautiful books? There isn’t a lot the text does to celebrate Hooper and that annoys me.

Hooper Humperdink…? Not Him!

But, the whole book is about how over and over the narrator plans to exclude someone. I don’t know why they reissue, but I know Scott Nash has done two: Who would want to spread it to themselves? How can one not put Dr. Leseig an awful lot.

I always felt a kindred spirit to Hooper. The pictures felt flat to me. This bright and early book uses humor, rhythm, and limited vocabulary that encourages preschoolers to discover the delights of reading for themselves.

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Of course, all ends well, because good little children always include everyone at their birthday parties, no? Apr 17, Rosa Cline rated it really liked it Shelves: And my mom had jumperdink book memorized.

It seems kinda snotty to me, although the narrative rhymes and the humpeerdink are fun.

I want my daughter to feel she doesn’t have to be with someone she doesn’t like. Overall hjmperdink makes it not the most enjoyable read.

Jul 08, Arwen rated it liked it Shelves: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: 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.

Seuss and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. Speaking of, recently I’ve heard some of my friends mention the birthday age rule They did not match the Seuss style of zingy and zangy.