Step aside, Dick and Jane, or the very hilarious Happy Hocky Family might just run you over. Deftly parodying the repetitious, simplistic sentence structure of. by Lane Smith includes books The Happy Hocky Family and The Happy Hocky Family Moves to the Country (Happy Hocky Family). See the complete The. The Hocky family has a lot of fun as they tell you about their ant farm, Cousin Stinky, and their trip to the zoo.

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Oct 30, Nicole rated it it was ok Shelves: Jun 26, Rainey rated it really liked it Shelves: They are a pretty normal family with chores to do and trips to the zoo and toys to play with. I, too, have given at least a dozen copies of hocjy book to friends IN FACT, the reason I stumbled upon this page today is that I came online to look for some more copies to buy!

I should note that the reader has to be a little weird already or you’ll probably dislike the book altogether. Recommended to Janelle by: The crow of the neighbor’s rooster wakes them at 5: Feb 10, Laura rated it liked it.

The Happy Hocky Family

I have a book. This may be the most bizzare and hilarious children’t books I’ve ever read. This story isn’t necessarily a story, but more like a series of different vignettes on each page. It was time to go, but I spotted this, vaguely remembered reading it in the 90s and finding it funny, grabbed it and got us out of there.


Feb 25, Beth rated it it was amazing Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? It is such a brilliant and simple study in optimism. Jan 16, Jessica Hartzell rated it it was amazing Shelves: Later at home, with the boys asleep, I had the chance to look over my purchases more leisurely and reread it. Adults and kids alike will get a kick out of the Happy Hocky family.

But young children will not understand the humour, so I wouldn’t say it is gocky to read aloud to a child, unless you’re willing to stop and explain each joke. Dec 19, Jackie rated it liked it Shelves: There is also a fishing scene.

Holly’s boat will not float. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration, and moved to New York City, where he was hired to do illustrations for various publications including Time, Mother Jones, and Ms. Hoxky it is similar to Dick and Jane with multiple super short stories. My book is awesome. The stick-figure-ish people with the bizarre text is a perfect combination – they have a complementary quirkiness.

Not really for kids AND that’s the best part! Cute, but not worth it. Sep 12, Tess rated it it was amazing. He spent summers in Tulsa, however, and cites experiences there as inspirations for his work, saying that “[o]nce you’ve seen a foot cement buffalo on top of a donut-stand sic in the middle of nowhere, you’re never the same. The fair in happt city had roller-coaster and rides and games where as the fair in his new town was about who could cook the best food and who had the better pig.


Familly might find parts of it funny, but some parts are just too morbid or sophisticated to entertain them. They’re not the funniest jokes in the world but they’re pitched at adults more than kids, and I was in the right mood for it. So ahead of its time. When the Hocking family moves to a big old house in the country, it takes them some time to adjust to a new way of life. The tone of it influenced greatly my own Hocky books.

I thought the sarcasm in this book was a bit much for little kids, but my 4 year old was fascinated by the humor. Nov 06, Heidi-Marie rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 04, Cami rated it really liked it Shelves: In fact, when a local bookstore was going out of business, I bought a promotional poster of the book because I loved the art so uocky.

Happy Hocky Family

I think what I like about this book is that it has enough of the ridiculous to amuse a child and enough clever references to the Dick and Jane type of books to amuse an adult. Refresh and try again.

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