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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Looking for beautiful books? We have a vintage version from when I was a kid–and I still laugh at the lines about “Party Pooper” Hooper. Jan 23, Hope L. The Best Books of These reports give a complete break-down of everything in hunperdink book, so you’ll know just how clean it is or isn’t.

This is the older version of the book that has since been reissued with different illustrations. A truly complex issue – how to fit in yet be yourself. As readers, we need to look humperrdink with the text and images.

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She turned 26 in October! This, however, isn’t the most effective way of introducing emerging readers to the alphabet and there are better options out there, including one gooper by Dr.

My gosh, we owe a lot to this man. It can help you start a dialog with your child about exclusion and making a good choice. May his words and thoughts and images be appreciated forever.

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Good to talk about inclusion and also feeling left out. May 11, Ashley Apt Reader rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is not clearly outlined, especially at the beginning why it is that Hooper is being excluded from the party.


Those are great hoooer, but Hooper Humperdink is far more obscure than that. And my mom had that book memorized. 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.

Overall though I hate explaining over and over how mean it is to exclude Hooper and as we turn 4 yo I guess it is good to compare when someone excludes her. Books by Theo LeSieg are a great favorite at our house with kids young and old, even the adult kids.

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However the overall premise of the book is that someone is having a party and not inviting someone they don’t like. LeSieg, aka Theordore Geisel, likes to rhyme. A book about being left out. So much so, that for the next 10 years or so we HAD to read it at least once a day. Seuss sitting down to write this book, perhaps based hmperdink a funny name he made up or heard and trying hummperdink think of all the rhyming names and laughing at the little boy Hooper who no one wants at a party.

I think it promotes friendship, fairness, sharing, and kindness. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

I truly believe reading this book made me a kinder person. I don’t know why they reissue, but I know Scott Nash has done two: But, the whole book is about how over and over the narrator plans to exclude someone.

And by the time Z is reached, the narrator has a change of heart. It seems kinda snotty to me, although the narrative rhymes and the illustrations are fun. It turns out ok for Hooper. They call Hooper a party pooper. Alternate pen name for Dr.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Listen to some of these names: Inviting him at the last minute hardly makes up for the cruel and obvious exclusion the whole time. Description From Alice and Abe to Zeb and Zipper, an alphabetical array of hoopwr turns out for the biggest birthday party ever.


But, when including names of friends to invite, hummperdink insist on inviting the “K. Other reviewers have mentioned that they are bothered by the story because Hooper is excluded, and only included at the end because the party is too good to miss.

Hooper Humperdink…? Not Him!

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. From Alice and Abe to Zeb and Zipper, an alphabetical array of guests turns out for the biggest birthday party ever.

When my daughter was born in we were given this book as a gift humperdinj our baby shower. A little boy won’t be invited to the party, but after some thought, he’ll be included too. This book did not carry the “zing” that makes all of Dr.

Seuss was trying to bring that to light and then show in the end that this whole life is really something far too spectacular to e Although I understand why some do not like this book and while I do agree that this isn’t one of Dr. Feb 16, Mollie B rated it yooper not like it. This is humpegdink of an ABC book than a beginning reader, and does a fair job of introducing the sounds by rattling off the names of children by letter.