Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Book Review : Hop Plop


Hop Plop
by Corey Rosen Schwartz & Tali Klein


I read this adorable book to my daughter, whose 4, and she loved it. Hop Plop explores a friendship between two very different creatures, a young sprightly Elephant, who is vaguely reminiscent of Ba-bar, and a vertically challenged mouse, of the Stuart Little variety. The book is basically a whirlwind of rhyming onomatopoeia, as the two friends explore the hazards of a local playground, and decide which play- equipment works for BOTH of them. The illustrations are crisp, bright, and whimsical on beautiful high quality white paper. The pictures are in pen-and-ink with gouache, which has a watercolor look to it. The binding is really solid, and the size of the book is perfect for little helping hands. The quality I enjoyed most about this book is its just darn FUN to read. Lines like "PUSH! WHOOSH! ZING! SMUSH! Mouse landed on his tush!" as the friends attempt the see saw brought on the giggles from my daughter. Poor little mouse, when he gets wrapped around the swing set I literally laughed out loud at the illustration. I have to say, this book is heartwarming, its the kind of book you can't put down and you can read over and over. The poor little mouse and his friend Elephant can't find harmony at the playground, but after navigating the hard metal and wood toys on the playground in a very LOUD sometimes silly way, they find that in the end they are each others favorite plaything!

- Stacy

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135 Comments:

Lucy said...

This book sounds adorable! One of my favorite books as a little child was Goodnight Moon, a classic I know. I would read this to my little one due in June, or maybe give it as a shower gift to one of my many friends who is having a little one soon. Thanks.

meredlp said...

Stuart Little was my favorite children's book. I'd read it to my grandchildren although it did confuse me as to how a human mother could give birth to a mouse.

Heather said...

I loved Happy Birthday Moon when I was little! I would read this cute book to my daughter. katebeth45 at gmail dot com

Emily said...

Looks so cute! I would love a copy for my little cousin. Contact me at emmybiz04 at hotmail dot com.

Anonymous said...

Babar....I read it to my granddaughter!

tvollowitz@aol.com said...

I remember spending hours reading 'Where the sidewalk ends'. Would read this book to my son.

bison61 said...

I read The Poky Little Puppy to my children and now I read it to my Grandchildren

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dwarzel said...

Little Bear was my favorite book as a kid; it was the first book I read on my own. I have nieces and nephews I'd like to read this book to.

Angela said...

I loved all of the Dr. Suess books when I was a kid.

Mama Zen said...

When I was a child, my favorite book began, "stand back, said the elephant, I'm going to sneeze!" I can't remember if that was the title, or not.

This looks like a cute book, and I would definitely read it to my four year old!

KISSaholic4life said...

Green Eggs & Ham - my parents read it to me.

agordon10 said...

the pokey little puppy, i read it until it disintegrated

peg42 said...

I would read this book to my sons. As a child, I remember my Grandmother reading to me. She would read me the Rainbow Fish, which is still a favorite of mine today. I guess because of all the nice memories of her reading me the book.

gcuvier said...

My grandmother used to read "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" to me when I was little. If I win, I'll be sharing "Hop Plop" with my daughter.

laura519 said...

I loved "Where The Wild Things Are"... I would read this book to my little twin girls!

jenna said...

I liked Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. My son now loves this book and has it memorized, at age 2. If I won the book, I'd read it to him.

jenna said...

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mulltc said...

My favorite book as a child was The Little Engine Who Could. This book looks cute too - I would read it to my 3 year old.

windycindy said...

Hello, I love children's books! As a child, I really enjoyed "Harry the Dirty Dog!" My sister who is ten years older than me read it to me. We shared a room. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Kristine said...

I loved my mom reading anything from my Berenstein Bears collection to me. Thanks!!!

Kristine said...

I also subscribed to your feed. Thanks!

moushka said...

My favorite book while growing up was Dr. Seuss Fox in Socks. I spent many hours reading that book.
If I won this book I would read it to my almost 2yo daughter and my 2yo granddaughter. I would also have my 5yo daughter read it to me.

Jen said...

My favorite books as a child, that I can remember were Beverly Cleary books! I had a huge collection. I also remember falling in love with a book about a mouse in the city, but I can't remember the name of it. I will be reading this book to my almost 3 year old, Bailey, and my 1 year old, Maverick!

jdine said...

My favorite book was peter pan. I'd love to read this to my 4 year old son.

Naomi said...

The Story of Ferdinand. Still love it! I would read this book to Roo and, eventually, to Jasper. Roo's very into "sound words" right now, so this would be a hit.

Shelly said...

I would read this to my daughter. I loved Hop on Pop!

PS said...

I loved Strega Nona. I think I remember even writing a report on her in 1st grade! I would love to read this book to my son and daughter and even my three beautiful nieces!

LINDALSHOT said...

Line was A PENNY FOR WHIFFLES. Our parents always read to us.

Jenna said...

One of my favorites was Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible. No Good, Very Bad Day. I'd love to read this book to my 11-month-old sweetie, Sarina. :)

Mary512 said...

I loved cloudy with a chance of meatballs. it is still one of my faves! I would read hop, plop to my daughter. thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Crystal said...

As a child, I loved the Little House on the Prairie series. I would love a new book to share with my daughter who is two and her new baby brother.

shimmala said...

I remember loving "Tiki Tiki Tembo." I've read it to my daughter but she doesn't seem to like it nearly as much as I did. No accounting for taste, right? :-)

Bree said...

My favorite book was Goodnight Moon. I still read it to my daughter- she would love this one!

Erin said...

Little Miss Busy or any of the Little Miss or Mr. books were hits for me. I'd read this book to my son & daughter.
Thanks!

Piseco said...

I loved the book Wuggie Norple, by Daniel Pinkwater and Tomie dePaola, about a cat that grows bigger and bigger every day until he's bigger than the house.
I'd read this book to my two wonderful kids!

Mrs. Aceto said...

My favorite book when I was little was Hop on Pop. I used to know it by heart apparently. I would love to read that book and Hop Plop to my son. How crazy that they names are so similar???

Heather said...

As a child I loved Wacky Wednesday and now as a Mom it's still one of my favorite books to read to my own kids.

Susanne said...

I seriously love "The Little Engine that Could" and could recite the whole thing...read of course by my Mom!! thanks..
stbaisch[at]yahoo[dot]com

Kristie said...

I remember liking the book 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day'. I would read 'Hop Plop' to my 21 month old daughter and 6 month old son. I love to read books that rhyme to them!
khmorgan_00@yahoo.com

http://CurlyGirlCrochet.etsy.com said...

I loved the book "Where the Wild Things Are" when I was a child. I absolutely loved it!

If we win "Hop Plop" I would read it to my 6 year old and 4 year old. They love books!

Thank you for entering us in this giveaway ~ we would love to have this book!

Cathy M said...

I loved the Golden Books version of "Heidi" as a child. I read it to my 4 yr old DD and she sighed, "Mom, she wasn't even a princess!" Time to go back to basics!

I'd read "Hop Plop" to aforementioned DD and 6 yr old DS!

Annette said...

My favorite book as a child was "New Blue Shoes." I would read this to my own 4 little ones. Thank you for entering me!

Lily Pad Mom said...

My favorite book growing up was Catwitch. It's a little bit too old for my 2 year old, but I can't wait until I can read it with her.

If I won Hop Plop, I would add it to our nightly reading with my daughter.

Uniquely Yours said...

I love and loved to read Dr. Seuss as a child and as an adult. I would read this book to my daughter.

JenO said...

I always loved the velveteen rabbit when I was a kid. I must admit I'm not so crazy about it now. ;)

I would read this to my baby due in May! And probably get some practice in with my nephew in the mean time.

art-sweet said...

In the Night Kitchen was my favorite.

I'd love to read this with my son!

Becca said...

I loved The Monster at the End of This Book and Are You My Mother? when I was young. Now I read both to my daughter, and I'd love to add Hop Plop to her too!

Jennifer P said...

I loved (still love) Yonder and The Ox-Cart Man. I'd read Hop Plop to my 4 little girls!

Andrea said...

I loved Little Miss Muffet when I was a kid! ;) And I would definitely read this book to my son, who has just recently started to LOVE books!! I also blogged about it here: http://www.jonathanandandrea.blogspot.com/2007/09/countless-contests.html

LaughNLove said...

Where the wild things are... and if I win, I'd read it to my nephew.

Michelle Smiles said...

The Velveteen Rabbit was my favorite book as a child. My dad would read it to me and I was so worried about loving all of my stuffed animals the same so they all had the chance to be real.

I would read it to my daughter and the fetus I am currently incubating.

Terri B said...

My mother-in-law kept most of my hubby's books from when he was little and handed them down to us... so he really does read his favorite childhood books to our son. They both love "Go Dog Go" by Dr. Suess.
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Jennifer said...

As a child I loved Little Red Riding Hood, I even had a red hood that I wore whenever I got read to:)
This book sounds adorable and my son (who is turn)is starting to really love books so this would definately be something I could read to him!! Also posted your giveaway on my blog at Sisterlysavings.net!

huspaint said...

Where the sidewalk ends... I carried that book around with me as a kid!! I already bought it for my daughter as well and have it put up. Granted its one big book of alot of little stories. But its a GREAT book.

kari said...

When I was very young, my favorite was Goodnight Moon. When I really started reading, my favorite was Bridge to Terabithia.

ky2here said...

Maurice Sendak's 'Where the Wild Things Are.....over and over and over and over and over.....

I would read this to my nephew.

floreksa said...

My Favorite book was The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (still is).

I think my 3yo daughter would love this book!

crystalf said...

I didn't have the type of parents that read to us. I can honestly say that I don't remember having one book read to me. My girls have too many books to pick a favorite but one that does get read daily is Goodnight Moon. Thank you!!

tatertot374 said...

I was a Dr. Suess fan when I was a child. My Children now love all books. Thank you

Allison said...

I loved all the Beatrix Potter books, especially Peter Rabbit and Jememiah Puddleduck! I love reading books to my son!

idahomom said...

I loved Are You My Mother? I just felt so sorry for that little bird.

sweetsue said...

When I was a little girl, I loved Charlotte's Web. If I won this book I would read it to my 20 month old grandaughter.

vboackle said...

I learned to read with the Dick and Jane series.I would read this with my new grandson.

Miss Vida said...

My favorite book as a child was If You Give a Mouse a Cookie..my mom would read it to me and then I learned to read it to myself.

If I won, I'd read this new book to all the "nieces and nephews" I've acquired.

Anonymous said...

I liked Encyclopedia Brown books and would read this one to my son.

Kristen M. said...

I Wish That I Had Duck Feet and The Giant Jam Sandwich are two childhood favorites that I now read to my kids. If I won, I would read this book to my children.

Megret said...

Corduroy was one of my fav books as a little girl. I'd love to read this book to my own little girl! Thanks! ( meg dot wilson at gmail dot com )

granny68 said...

all the little golden books, like POKY LITTLE PUPPY,LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD, ETC.

JC said...

Peter Rabbit was my favorite book and now I read it to my son.

Holly said...

One of my favorite books was the Little Golden Book "Jenny's Surprise Summer" (which my husband so lovingly repurchased for me one Christmas). I would read this to my 5-month old. Blogging you at funkymonkeymom.blogspot.com. (We share the blogger "dot" theme!).

imjasonc said...

Green Eggs & Ham, my mom read it to me.

sherryp said...

I would read Green Eggs and Ham to my granddaughter!

Panjo Kids said...

My favorite book as a kid was Where the Sidewalk Ends. I loved "One Sister for Sale!".

I would read this book to my 2 year old son. :-)

tarah716 said...

Peter Cottontail and the Velveteen Rabbit were always my favorite, the books always had the most amazing illastrations.

I'd read this to Sydney - she loves books!

nor_lou said...

my fav book as a kid was/is Dr suess's sleep book!!
I would read to my two girls if I won!

jenny said...

may fav book was green egg's and ham as well as others but well i ready would like to win some thing for my little girl since shes truning 1 next mo.

ruth payne said...

my favorite as a child was The Monster at he End of This Book. After scouring garage sales, I finally found a copy for my daughter, and she thinks it is hilarious, too. I think she especially likes that I also think it is funny....

Amber said...

I used to love Green Eggs and Ham - my mom and grandma would both read this to me.
If I win, I'll be reading the book to my 3 boys. :)

sachidewey said...

I loved the Frances books when I was a little girl, and I would love to read this book to my son!

lev53211 said...

i loved the 3 little bears. i would read this book to my child.

LIDARKSIDE said...

Jack and The Beanstalk read by either my mother or father.

m said...

My favorite bookk was THE FIRE CAT. I'm always so excited when I find an old copy at a flea market (which has only happened twice). I love to read it to my nephews!!! and really just to myself also.

sillelin said...

The Big Book of Grimm's Fairytales - I must have read that book a hundred times.

Tonya said...

I loved Where the Wild Things Are, and now read that to my son. It's now his favorite. I would share this book with him and my daughter.

mousitch said...

Curious George

Sara said...

i loved The Giving Tree, and plan to read it to my son regularly. The story is so beautiful, such a fantastic yet simple lesson. svanderlind(at)sbcglobal.net

Jessica D. said...

My favorite book when i was little was "Marvin K. Monney" Dr. Suse. Both of my girls love books.

Samantha said...

This book sounds really sweet and I'd be happy to read it to my baby boy. My favorite book as a child was probably "Quick as a Cricket."

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

My favorite book was anything with Amelia Bedelia. I would love to read this to my daughter who is almost three.

Thanks for the chance.

hianded[at]earthlink[dot]net

Erica G said...

I loved "the Velveteen Rabbit". My Mom would read it to me.

Julie D said...

My favorite book as a kid was "Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel". I would read this book to my kiddos: 2, 4 and even the 10 year old!

Kirsten said...

I loved the Babar books and I would read them to my granddaughter

Ginny said...

I love Pokey the little puppy & I love reading to my youngest daughter (my oldest prefers to read on her own :)

DOODLEGIRL said...

a children's devotional book

Opening Pandora said...

My fave was "The Black Stallion"...but my girls aren't ready for it yet....I'd read this book to my girls tho...they're 4 and 2.

Ty & Jen said...

My favorite book when I was little was The Poky Little Puppy. Ahh, the Golden Books - they were the best! I would read this book to my one year old, and our future children as well!

Anonymous said...

I loved the Tall Book of Make-Believe! deanna@count.com

sewingmema said...

The Little Engine That Could was my favorite. I would read this to my granddaughters!

Mommy Bee said...

The Monster at the End of This Book was one of my favorites as a preschooler. My parents tell me I had it all memorized!

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Mommy Bee said...

I posted about the giveaway here:
http://bizzybees.wordpress.com/giveaways/hop-plop-226/
luvmybabybee(at)gmail(dot)com

Suzie said...

More More More Said the Baby was my favorite. It was also my sister's favorite when she was a baby. If I won this book, I'd read it to my daughter who's 2.

penguin28 said...

My favorite book as a child was called Sam. This was the mid-seventies. The book was about a boy who was being ignored by his family and what happened that day. I would love to find it again. Not sure who the author was. I would read Hop Plop to my three year old son. We read for hours every day!

InMyHeart01 said...

I had two, the poky little puppy and if i ran the circus. Loved them both!

Margie said...

My favorite book as a child was the Giving Tree. I still read it sometimes today. I would like to read this book to my baby cousin Christian.

jennifer57 said...

the penguin that hated the cold

blueviolet said...

My favorite book was Green Eggs and Ham and I remember sitting on the couch reading it to my Grandpa. He died when I was about 6 years old but I treasure those memories of reading to him because he was so patient with me and let me sound out words for however long I needed to. I would sit there through that whole book and never complain and do this every time he came over.

jennem said...

My favorite book was called "Robber Raccoon," and I'm still trying to track down an old copy on eBay! I would read this book to my daughter.

Anonymous said...

My favorite book is Where the Wild Things are and want to read this to my grandson when he's a little older.

Marlene Crider
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Carissa said...

I loved all of the Sweet Pickles books. I would read them to my young cousins.

Sharon said...

I loved A.A. Milne's books ,all the Pooh ones especially When I was Six...
very fond memories of my mom reading to all of us...

Danielle said...

I loved all things Shel Silverstein!
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Anonymous said...

"The Little Tin Soldier" was read to me by Mom.

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Sunshine Mama said...

My favorite book was Wacky Wednesday as well as many other Dr. Seuss books. Now I am reading those to my 2 kids and still enjoy every minute of it.

i would read this to my 2 year old daughter and I am sure my 5 year old will be looking over my shoulder.

Heather said...

I loved Frog and Toad Together. It came out right around the time my mom started reading to me more. Loved it.

marzy dotes said...

One of my favorites was "The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear". I also love any book that Audrey and Don Wood have done. I would love to read this book to my two children. (whodoesthat(at)yahoo(dot)com)

jmahurin40 said...

My daughters favorite book was 3 little bears and goldylocks.

Terri said...

I Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. It brought tears to my eyes everytime I read it.

Timothy said...

One of my favorite books as a little child was Goodnight Moon, a classic I know.

Brooke said...

I loved the Trumpeter Swan. I read it over and over again. If I won this book, I would read it to my 5 year old daughter who in turn would read it to her baby sister (almost 1)

Anonymous said...

charlottes web..my son loves it also

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jaydonco1 said...

I loved the 3 Little Bears! I read it to my son all the time!

Anonymous said...

First of all, I'm a Grandma, 67 years old. My Mom would read to me every night from "A Child's Garden of Verses" - a book of poems. When I was 5, a friend, who I assumed was very rich, had recording equipment and made an actual record (looks like a 45) of my voice speaking the poems which I had memorized. I love them still, having bought the book myself to read to my Grandchildren.

Donna said...

I remember loving The Giving Tree. My mother would read it to me and my sister.

Brandy said...

My favorite books as a child were the Little House on a Prairie books. I have them saved for when my girls are capable of reading them :) My 3 kids love being read to, so that is who I would read this book to. Thanks for the giveaway!

K.C. said...

My favorite book was "Morris has a Cold". It was so funny even after my mom read it to me a hundred times. My boys now have the book and love it.

Jocelyn said...

My favorite was "Corduroy" when I was very little, then the Andrew Lang Fairy Books. I will read this to the baby we're expecting in 2 months.

kamewh said...

I loved reading Nancy Drew books when I was young :)
I would read this book to my 2 sons

Reeva said...

i loved the little engine that hcould :) i'd love to have this one for our collection

Tammy said...

where the sidewalk ends....loved that book as a kid. I would read this book with my nephew.

Bakersdozen said...

I read several books as a child and it is hard to choose one. One that I remember enjoying is the Berenstein Bears book where they go on a picnic and it rains, ants come, etc. I would read this book to my kids.

memetu said...

Horton hears a Who was read to me by my mother. She said that she was a who who wasn't being heard by her government officials.

purango said...

Grimm's Fairy Tales. I would read this book to my granddaughter.

Taryn said...

I don't remember the name but it was a pop-up book of atoy store that had a ballerina that spun around. I know my mom still has it.

I read to my son.

Divine Diva In NC said...

Little Golden Books "Pokey Little Puppy!" I would read it to myself over and over, even at my age!

Grace said...

Where the Sidewalk Ends
I'd love to read this book to my 7-month old son.

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