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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Other books in this series. I was expecting at least some sort of a lesson at the end, but was disappointed.

Appreciating Hooper Humperdink

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. In many of the reviews I read, I did not come across any mention of this.

I know, it does seem weird to reissue with new illustrations when the old ones are perfectly cute. Unfortunately, Hooper Humperdink was most emphatically not among them. May 27, A. Hooper is being left out of a party and this perso How can one not put Dr.

Hooper Humperdink…? Not Him!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Apr 10, Calista rated it really liked it Shelves: Seuss’s ABC book is much better. Seuss name on the cover at a later date. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.


We gave it to her for Christmas last year. It does seem an uncharacteristically cruel plot device, and disappointing that Hooper gives in and runs to the party once he’s invited. Alternate pen name for Dr.

There’s a big party going on and everyone’s invited, but not Hooper Humperdink. Aug 08, Susan rated it did not like it Humperdinm Trivia About Hooper Humperdink I really feel this book promotes negativity, exclusivity, and unkindness in children. Books by Theo LeSieg. I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too.

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If Hooper is really not that bad and – spoiler alert – humperdini him to the party at the end suggests he is not that bad then to exclude him, and especially to write poem of this type is just plain mean. You’re invited to my parties.

Be the first to ask a question about Hooper Humperdink? Are they on crack or what?

He is made to feel bad the whole time until the very last page. To ask other readers questions about Hooper Humperdink? The kids thought this was a fun book. This story never gets old.

Hooper is on the outside looking humpsrdink through the whole book. Seuss shaped entire generations’ social consciences, whether intentionally or not. Deeming someone as not good enough to attend your party, while inviting everyone else, is a truly horrid message to send to children.

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There isn’t a lot the text does to celebrate Hooper and that annoys me. I check the box that says ‘Own it’ They did not match the Seuss style of zingy and zangy. I just didn’t feel like this one did a very good job of that. Hooper Humperdink is continuously left out, to the extent that the kids would rather invite practically anyone on the planet to join their fun other than Hooper.

The rediscovered book captures a classic childhood moment the selection of a pet and uses it to illustrate a life-lesson: Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Feb 27, Emilie rated it did not like it Shelves: I think this book is silly, and fun. When I found it again on Amazon, I just had to have it.

And of course, we are so happy at the end of the book when Hooper finally gets invited to the party. In the end he makes the concession to let him come, but that really doesn’t excuse his behavior throughout the whole book. Not one of my favorites and I don’t recommend this title. I read this book to my children as a bedtime story, and I wasn’t really impressed. How can one not put Dr. Jan 23, Hope L.