The Happy Hippopotami

Bill Martin, Jr., Author, Betsy Everitt, Illustrator Harcourt Children's Books $14 (40p) ISBN 978-0-15-233380-5
Martin ( Chicka Chicka Boom Boom ) and Everitt ( Frida the Wondercat ) introduce some hippos who just wanna have fun, and they certainly have precisely that on their ``hippoholiday'' at the beach. Playful rhymed couplets describe how the hippopotami spend their day. Some lie on the sand in gaily colored bathing suits: ``Like a stretch of granite boulders / Except, of course, for sunburned shoulders.'' While ``hippopotamamas'' give their children snacks and ``hippopotapoppas'' visit the ``candy shoppas,'' ``hippopotadaughters'' swim and ``hippopotasons'' squirt water guns. Most lovable of all are the ``hippopotapooses'': hippo toddlers who stuff their pockets with jelly ``sandywiches.'' Seeming to spill off the pages in their jollity, Everitt's spirited illustrations are sure to endear these playful creatures to kids--who will have as much fun as the hippos do. Ages 4-8. ( Apr. )
Reviewed on: 04/01/1991
Release date: 04/01/1991
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