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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I will also say that we’re kind of Scott Nash groupies because he lives one town over and so we can see him at kid book events and he is, as you posited, incredibly nice. So far my least favorite Seuss book. 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.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. There’s a big party going on and everyone’s invited, but not Hooper Humperdink.

hoopee 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 a wildly exaggerated tale as to who should be invited before HH, the drawings are a party unto themselves Love you always, Hooper! LeSieg his real name. We began reading it to her almost the moment she was born. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Yet, when she opened it, she squealed just like she used to!


Not only was I completely disappointed by the book’s message, but my young kids were as well. It’s a cute, funny little story and she loved it. Dec 23, Brynja Carlson rated it did not like it.

Hooper Humperdink…? Not Him!

I was expecting at least some sort of a lesson at the end, but was disappointed. But, the whole book is about how over and over the narrator plans to exclude someone.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He is made to feel bad the whole time until the very last page.

In a culture where bullying is constantly on parent’s minds, I can’t endorse a story that encourages kids to single out and refuse to include one of their peers. It’s a tough message and a relevant message. The Best Books of Seuss was trying to bring that to light and then show in the end that this whole life is really something far too spectacular gumperdink exclude anyone.

I want my daughter to feel she doesn’t have to be with someone she doesn’t like. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Who would want to spread it to themselves? I would recommend this book to all children, I think they would enjoy it.

From Alice and Abe to Zeb and Zipper, an alphabetical array of guests turns out for the biggest birthday party ever. That’s my hooped on it at least. It was a childhood favorite, and now I get to read it with my humperdihk guy.

Hooper is on the outside looking in through the whole book. I know, it’s only a kids story, meant in good fun, but there are plenty of other good fun stories with messages that I can agree with that I would much rather include in our collection. As readers, we need to look deeper with the text and images.


Preview — Hooper Humperdink? How can one not put Dr. Fantastic rhymes, humorous use of children’s names. I remember picking out which kid on each page I wanted to be Other books in this series.

Hooper Humperdink…? Not Him!

Aug 08, Susan rated it did not like it Shelves: Dec 31, Angela Kalnins rated it it was amazing. 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 never comes.

In many of the reviews I read, I did not come across any mention of this. Listen to some of these names: Jan 12, Aik Kielch rated it really liked it. I really feel this book promotes negativity, exclusivity, and unkindness in children.

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No trivia or gumperdink yet. When I found it again on Amazon, I just had to have it. You’re invited to my parties. At some point, over time, we lost the original copy. Who would want to spread bad energy to children? Would recommend this book to any parent or grandparent of a young child! If Hooper is such a terrible person then cut your ties, cut your losses and have your party without giving him another thought.

I read this book to my children as a bedtime story, and I wasn’t really impressed. Refresh and try again. This book was horrible.