This classic Beginner Book makes an ideal gift for Seuss fans and is an especially good way to show Pop some love!
Loved by generations, this “simplest Seuss for youngest use” is a Beginner Book classic. See Red and Ned and Ted and Ed in a bed. And giggle as Pat sits on a hat and on a cat and on a bat . . . but a cactus? Pat must NOT sit on that! This classic Beginner Book makes an ideal gift for Seuss fans and is an especially good way to show Pop some love on Father’s Day!
Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.
THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL–aka Dr. Seuss–is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From <i>The Cat in the Hat </i>to <i>Oh, the Places You’ll Go!</i>, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss’s long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for <i>McElligot’s Pool</i>, <i>If I Ran the Zoo</i>, and <i>Bartholomew and the Oobleck</i>, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.
Is there a review of Hop on Pop from a well-known figure?
A former librarian and first lady, Laura Bush named Hop on Pop as one of her favorite books in a 2006 Wall Street Journal Article. She said, “Among children’s books, Hop on Pop has a lot of personal meaning for me. It features Dr. Seuss’s typically wonderful illustrations and rhymes, of course, but the main thing for me is the family memory – the loving memory – that the book evokes of George lying on the floor and reading it to our daughters, Barbara and Jenna. They were little bitty things, and they took Hop on Pop literally, and jumped on him – we have the pictures to prove it.”
Was this book ever banned?
Back in 2014, The New York Times covered a story about a parent and father’s rights activist who complained to the Toronto Public Library about Hop on Pop “encourag[ing] children to use violence against their fathers,” but the library didn’t find merit in the complaint.
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