Shelves: can-never-read-to-tommy , picture-books-of-my-adulthood This book is so special, I just had to create a whole new shelf for it. We passed through Niantic today, had lots of store credit to burn at the Book Barn, and two small boys eating too many free donuts the small "chocolate" coated ones that taste like wax. 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. Later at home, with the boys asleep, I had the chance to look over my purchases more leisurely and This book is so special, I just had to create a whole new shelf for it. Later at home, with the boys asleep, I had the chance to look over my purchases more leisurely and reread it.

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Dujind The illustrations are lushly retro, and the story is quite clever. Sep 12, Tess rated it it was amazing. This book changed the way I speak English. Refresh and try again. Happy Hocky Family One of the truest portrayals of family life I have ever seen. Meet the Hocky Family! Return to Book Page. Jun 26, Rainey rated it really faimly it Shelves: Want to Read saving….

Recently found my copy and laughed as hard as the first time when I read and enjoyed the use of deceptively simple illustration crossed with deadpan dialogue. Be the first to ask a question about The Happy Hwppy Family. It is my favorite kids book ever. The Happy Hocky Family! Cute, but not worth it. The text is funny but the illustrations are the best part of these even-adults-will-laugh picture books.

To ask other readers questions about The Happy Hocky Familyplease sign up. Open Preview See a Problem? That could have something to do with it. Lane Smith is hilarious. The stick-figure-ish people with the bizarre text is a perfect combination — they have a complementary quirkiness.

Smith has done here is quite deft and winning. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. They might find parts of it funny, but some parts are just too morbid or sophisticated to entertain them. Published September 1st by Puffin first published September 1st I, too, have given at least a dozen copies of this 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! Ohcky a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The main characters consist of hock mother, two children one of which is a toddler and a dog. While not as funny as the original, it is still entertaining. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Feb 10, Laura rated it liked it. Cue tears and furious demands to write the author a letter and make him change the story. It was so worth it, since after an auditorium full of children and I listened to a familly story, Mr. Text-wise, this could go for an early reader. The Happy Hocky Family 2 books.

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