Parents' Guide to

Hop on Pop

By Peter Lewis, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

A dazzling beginning reader by Dr. Seuss.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 6+

Good For Teaching Rhyming Words

This is a great rhyming book for kids. It also serves as a fun, easy reader, though it may be a little challenging for most kindergarteners. First and second graders should be able to tackle most of the words in this Dr. Suess book

This title has:

Educational value
age 18+


This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Seuss uses words in this beginning reader like a pyrotechnist uses fireworks: in a controlled display of dazzle and wonder-making that teeters on the edge of anarchy. It delivers that delightful chill but never spills over into excess: "SONG LONG / a long, long song. / Good-by, Thing. / You sing too long." It's rewarding to watch a 5-year-old's eyes sparkle with pride after finishing this book -- and at 64 pages, there is a real sense of a book here. To witness her working through the pages with determination and pleasure is even more special.

The expressive, eccentric characters in their silly situations encourage young readers to keep turning the pages. Dr. Seuss' bold colors and compositions make his cartoons easy to read.

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