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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He often illustrates books written by other authors probably most notably The True Story of the Three Little Pigs with Jon Scieszka but this book is one of several that he also wrote. The Happy Hocky Family. Smith has done here is quite deft and winning. In the country the Hocky family lives in an old house where it rains inside the house when it rains outside.

May 13, Miri rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 04, Clairissa D rated it liked it Shelves: This book chronicles the various misadventures of a family as they try to come to terms with the challenges of everyday famipy.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Fun for them, funny for me. This story isn’t necessarily a story, but more like a series of different vignettes on each page. I was expecting more of a continuous happt about the Hocky family in all their happiness.

I should buy this book in bulk since I tend to give it away as a gift so often. This made me laugh out loud, and the illustrations are fabulous. Perhaps I’ll share this one with T when he’s in his 20s May 15, Lady Steed rated it liked it Shelves: I have this wonderful book and I love it! Dec 10, Kristen Leininger added it Shelves: I am 42 years old. This is one of those books you just have to read to understand the experience.


Dec 19, Jackie rated it liked it Shelves: Later at home, with the boys asleep, I had the chance to look over my purchases more leisurely and reread it. But for reading to the baby, it was great, like watching Shrek.

I bought several copies of this book and gave them out to my adult friends as gifts.

The Happy Hocky Family

Recommended to Janelle by: I felt the part about the County Fair was a bit of a put down on County Fair judging, but that’s probably because I love County Fairs so much. Text-wise, this could go for an early reader.

Did you read this book? Mar 29, Zoe rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jocular bashing of rural life, inspired by the author and his wife’s acquisition of a country house in Litchfield County, CT. I read this as a candidate for my social studies lesson on urban and rural communities.

I should note that the reader has to be a little weird already or you’ll probably dislike the book altogether. More hijinks as the family learn about farm animals “If Farmer Dill’s rooster hap;y 17 times a day, and the Hocky family has heard him 6, times I guess you had to be there.


A very humorous parody of the Dick and Jane early readers.

The 8th fqmily finds it as funny as I do! Mar 20, Tammy rated it really liked it. I found it to be completely relatable, deliciously honest, and unflinchingly hilarious. I kind of find this book insulting. Dec 30, Rebecca rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s definitely aimed at adults, probably especially those who had to toil through Dick and Jane-style readers when they were young. Jun 18, Ryan rated it did not like it.

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It was still as funny today as it was back then. Jan 21, Treasa rated it liked it Shelves: My students know their early readers so this book is hilarious for them. I read this book.

Jan 16, Jessica Hartzell rated it it was amazing Shelves: But that makes the book even better. It also shows how these struggles can sometimes bring them closer together as a family, while at other times it places them at odds with each other. Although it’s not as funny as the original Happy Hocky family book, I do love the art in here. Mar 14, Carin Paige rated it hcky it Shelves: