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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Not Him! Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Hooper Humperdink? Hooper Humperdink? Scott Nash Illustrator. From Alice and Abe to Zeb and Zipper, an alphabetical array of guests turns out for the biggest birthday party ever.
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To ask other readers questions about Hooper Humperdink? Be the first to ask a question about Hooper Humperdink? Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Hooper Humperdink? Apr 10, Calista rated it really liked it Shelves: , bage-children , genre-fantasy , z-dr-seuss. How can one not put Dr. Seuss on a pedestal? He is Dr. I thought I had read all of Dr. Seuss and then I found 2 more books and this is one of those.
I still need to find 7 lady godivas. The book got better as it went on for me. I enjoyed the list of names, familiar and unfamiliar. Listen to some of these names: Lum, Pasternack and Ubb and Yipper. Those are interesting names - first time I've heard them.
I think he uses them to rhyme with. Hooper is being left out of a party and this perso How can one not put Dr. Hooper is being left out of a party and this person is basically inviting the entire school district to her wonderful party for the ages. Poor Hooper. It's a tough message and a relevant message. It turns out ok for Hooper. The kids thought this was a fun book. They got a kick out of how big the party was getting and then they were coming up with outlandish things to do at a party they would throw.
View 2 comments. Feb 27, Emilie rated it did not like it Shelves: childrens-books. Not only was I completely disappointed by the book's message, but my young kids were as well. I really feel this book promotes negativity, exclusivity, and unkindness in children. Deeming someone as not good enough to attend your party, while inviting everyone else, is a truly horrid message to send to children.
After the very first read through when my 6 year old asked why the book was I bought this book recently since it was on sale on Amazon and it MUST be good because it's by Dr. After the very first read through when my 6 year old asked why the book was "so mean" I sent it straight to the Goodwill.
There's going to be a big party, but the host doesn't want to invite Hooper Humperdink; it's never really explained why. Guests on the list have names that begin with every letter of the alphabet. Text rhymes and pictures features characters that resemble dolls. I didn't like the way Hooper is excluded. On top of that he's illustrated to look a little stranger than the other kids as if that might play in to why he isn't well liked among the other children. 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.
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. Not one of my favorites and I don't recommend this title. My all-time favorite book when I was a wee kid.
I always felt a kindred spirit to Hooper. And my mom had that book memorized. I remember picking out which kid on each page I wanted to be Love you always, Hooper! You're invited to my parties. Feb 06, Jenny rated it did not like it Shelves: read-to-the-kids. I liked the rhyming of the fun names in alphabetical order and the hyperbole of the huge party.
But, the whole book is about how over and over the narrator plans to exclude someone. He is made to feel bad the whole time until the very last page. Inviting him at the last minute hardly makes up for the cruel and obvious exclusion the whole time. Aug 08, Susan rated it did not like it Shelves: , storybook , no-no-no. It is not clearly outlined, especially at the beginning why it is that Hooper is being excluded from the party.
If Hooper is such a terrible person then cut your ties, cut your losses and have your party without giving him another thought. Writing a poem about excluding him just keeps you in his power. If Hooper is really not that bad and - spoiler alert - inviting 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.
No, I cannot see the purpose of this type of book other than to spread bad energy around. Who would want to spread bad energy to children? Who would want to spread it to themselves?
A book better left closed. Now, if you'll excuse me, I think I need to go and do an energy cleanse. Jul 08, Arwen rated it liked it Shelves: children-s. A book about being left out. There's a big party going on and everyone's invited, but not Hooper Humperdink. As the host goes through their rhyming and alphabetical list of guest they make it clear that they do not want to invite Hooper Humperdink. On one hand the party seem nonsensical, on the other its clearly trying to teach a lesson.
I just didn't feel like this one did a very good job of that. Fantastic rhymes, humorous use of children's names. Snarky and funny. Helped my daughter learn her ABCs -- each page follows the alphabet by naming children who will be invited to a fantastic party but "Not Hooper". We have a vintage version from when I was a kid--and I still laugh at the lines about "Party Pooper" Hooper.
Jul 16, Kara rated it it was amazing.
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