- Paperback: 64 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins - GB; Rebranded edition edition (28 May 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0007158491
- ISBN-13: 978-0007158492
- Product Dimensions: 22.1 x 15.7 x 0.5 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 181 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,227 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hop on Pop Paperback – 28 May 2003
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The reason this is so great for an early reader is pretty genius! The book starts off easy enough, with a couple of rhyming phrases per page (like; HOP ON POP, etc.). As the story moves on, the rhyming words are replaced (sometimes only by changing out a letter-as in H-A-T to C-A-T).
While a simple idea, it provides a great learning and reinforcement tool for your child that is twofold: (1) your child learns new words by "building" on a previously known word by having to change the initial sound to match the new letter on the rhyming word, and (2) by showing them the importance of letters and their placement in a word to change its sound.
The book is never overly difficult, but rather, perfectly paced for an emerging or first time reader. And of course, true to Dr. Seuss fashion, the artwork is engaging, wonderful and funny all at the same time. This is by far, my daughter's favorite book at the moment and she won't hesitate to offer to "read the whole book" to anyone who is willing to listen! She is developing a real love of reading from this.
If you are a "pop" or know of one with a new reader, this classic is just the ticket! Definitely a winner for our family.
The book is just as I remember Dr. Seuss books from my childhood and the CD is of good quality. Very crisp and clear in our car CD player.
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