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Air Disaster Volume 1 by by Macarthur Job and Matthew Tesch
Astonishing Splashes of Colour by Clare Morrall
A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar
Big Work Machines by Patricia Relf
The Blue Day Book by Bradley Trevor Greive
Dame Edna Everage by John Lahr
A Day in the Jungle by Pat Patterson
The Dead Zone by Stephen King
Divided by a Common Language by Christopher Davies
Follow the Zookeeper by Patricia Relf
The Golden Fury by Marian Castle
Hide-and-Seek Duck by Cyndy Szekeres
Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
How Things Grow by Nancy Buss
I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven
I Spy Mystery by Jean Marzollo
Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime by Barbara Park
The Kraken Wakes by John Wyndham
Marine Aquariums by Warren E. Burgess
Melanie Mouse's Moving Day by Cyndy Szekeres
Morris and Boris at the Circus by B. Wiseman
My Very First Book of Shapes by Eric Carle
One Fine Day by James Marshall
A Parrot in the Pepper Tree by Chris Stewart
So You Want to be a Wizard by Diane Duane
Storage by Jennifer Lisle
Tiger with Wings by Barbara Esbensen
Trains by Byron Barton
Uncle Elephant by Arnold Lobel

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Hop on Pop: 11/26/06

Hop on Pop

Hop on Pop was one of my brother's favorites as a child and I remember how we would laugh when Mom would get tongue tied reading the book out loud. Now that Sean is old enough, it is one of his favorites. In fact, today at Denny's, he read the book to all of us while we were waiting to give our order.

Hop on Pop is a book heavy on short and rhyming words. Each page starts with a list of rhyming words like: day, play and then a simple sentence (or two) using those rhyming words. The book is simple enough and predictable enough to give beginning readers the confidence to try reading. But it's tricky enough to give over confident parents places to trip up and make mistakes to the amusement of the younger readers.

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