Mr. Hoppu's love for the flowers he grows on his balcony is exceeded only by his love for Mrs. Silver, the lady who lives in the apartment right below his. But because of Mr. Hoppy's shyness and Mrs. SIlver's preoccupation with her pet tortoise, his love remains unrequited, until he shares four... show more
Mr. Hoppu's love for the flowers he grows on his balcony is exceeded only by his love for Mrs. Silver, the lady who lives in the apartment right below his. But because of Mr. Hoppy's shyness and Mrs. SIlver's preoccupation with her pet tortoise, his love remains unrequited, until he shares four "magic" words with Mrs. Silver.
Publish date: October 1st 1990
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Pages no: 64
Edition language: English
I went on vacation at the end of October, read a surprising amount on the trip, and stopped reviewing books here. To be fair, booklikes was having issues before and after I left, so even when I was trying to review books I couldn't. So I'm catching up now before the end of the year. I enjoyed Esi...
Wat een moeilijk boek om te reviewen, omdat ik eigenlijk twee meningen heb, namelijk:1. Het is best een schattig boek. Roald Dahl heeft een leuke schrijfstijl, waardoor het heel vlot leest (en het boek is heel kort, haha), de plaatjes van de schildpadden zijn cute, en dat de meneer zo verliefd is, d...
I thought that Mr. Hoppy was an adorable old man.
Read for a challenge - read a child favorite.I remember I loved this book when I was little - even did a book report about it. I do see now that I'm older, that it's not exactly decent of him to lie to a gullable older lady to trick her into falling in love with him, but it's still cute :)
The combo Roald Dahl- Quentin Blake can't do no wrong. It could be either about a child or about an old man, like in this case. It is a book for children, but there are no children in this story. The drawings are as cute and funny as ever.
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