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Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
What setting? Seriously, what setting? We researched this book thoroughly with a group of fellow bus passengers, and we reached the conclusion that there's no setting to be found. Sure, there were...
Since Hop on Pop is all about phonics and language acquisition, the tone of the poem needs to be one accessible to both children and parents alike. The parents need to enjoy reading the book to the...
This writing style is all about putting words themselves front and center in the reading experience. That might seem like an odd thing to say. Aren’t words front and center when you're, you know,...
What's Up With the Title?
Kind of an odd title, isn’t it? It’s not like Pop and the kids are large players in the book. They only appear in a few illustrations, and the whole hopping upon pop scene takes up a mere two p...
What's Up With the Ending?
SAYSAYWhat’s does this ending say?Good question. There you are reading the poem to your child, getting into that rhyming groove, when the poem suddenly ends with a confused guy asking a youngling...
Like many of his devilish but good-natured creatures, Dr. Seuss could be a trickster. While writing Hop on Pop, Seuss got the feeling his editor, Bennett Cerf, and Random House weren’t paying muc...
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