Hop on Pop: 11/26/06
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.
Dr. Seuss Reviews
The Drive Home:
Today we made the long drive home from South Pasadena. The weather, traffic and Harriet's needs as a young baby stretched our drive home to eight and a half hours from the usual five or six hours. The first half of the trip went quickly and we were soon back to Lost Hills where we stopped for lunch and to refuel my car.
In the time we were having lunch at Denny's, the sky clouded over and the traffic thickened. The next couple of hours we had bumper to bumper sluggish traffic. It wasn't morning commute slow but it was still far below the 70 mph speed limit.
Near Santa Nella we hit rain and Harriet woke up from a nap needing a snack and a diaper change. We waited for a parking spot and then changed Harriet and nursed her while huddling in the car. Ian ventured out for apple juice for Sean and coffee for us. After that we didn't stop until we got home.