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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It does seem an uncharacteristically cruel plot device, and disappointing that Hooper gives in and runs to the party once he’s invited.

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Yet, when she opened it, she squealed just like she used to! Seuss’ humpsrdink so loveable. Sep 06, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: The pictures felt flat to me. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This book did not carry the “zing” that makes all of Dr.

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When they redid Flat Stanley, they changed it from a picture book format to a chapter book, hioper also added more “Stanley” adventures. All through the book I waited to find out something good that kept the unknown person from inviting Hooper to his birthday party, but it hioper comes.

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I like this book just the way it was. May 11, Ashley Apt Reader rated it it was amazing Shelves: My all-time favorite book when I was a wee kid. She turned 26 in October! In the end, he allows Hooper to come because the party is simply too good to miss.

Hooper Humperdink…? Not Him!

I’m not privy to the philosophies of that publishing house, and I’m sure money, rights and politics are involved, but still However the overall premise of the book is that someone is having a party and not inviting someone they don’t like. You have to pick up the fun rhyming books by Dr.

All those names he came up with, and getting some of them to rhyme as well is amazing. Besides the fact that the rhyming and alphabet learning is as great as ever, I think it is a good look at why humans sometimes exclude others. You are commenting using your Twitter account. My gosh, we owe a lot to this man. May 27, A.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I’m not sure what to think about this book. When I found it again on Amazon, I just had to have it.

No trivia or quizzes yet. I know, it’s only a kids story, meant in good fun, but there are plenty of other good fun stories with messages that Humpereink can agree with that I would much rather include in our collection. Apr 10, Calista rated it really liked it Shelves: As a lover of books from humeprdink far back as I can remember, I owe Dr. Seuss and then I found 2 more books and this is one of those.

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Appreciating Hooper Humperdink

Book ratings by Goodreads. Somehow that doesn’t work into the nobody getting left out equation, but I guess I’ll worry about that later when the boy actually wants to start excluding. Granted, the “band” appears to be a jazz band, with an assortment of various ethnicities, it’s very inappropriate to have the band name “K. He’s a real jerk about it. Fantastic rhymes, humorous use of children’s names. This book is ver Hooper Humperdink by Dr.

Return to Book Page. Seuss sitting down to write this book, perhaps based on a funny name he made up or heard and trying to think of all the rhyming names and laughing at the little boy Hooper who no one wants at a party.

It was illustrated by Charles E. hoper

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